NZ 2012 – Video Compilation

Aug 30, 12 at 12:04 am

I thought it would be kind of waste not to make some videos along our journey in NZ so I actually got myself a tiny but powerful video camera – GoPro HD Hero. Armed with all the right accessories, I took quite a number of videos and here they are… some of them which I duly compiled for your viewing pleasure. All the videos are in full high-definition. Enjoy!

Part 1 – Journey from Christchurch to Tekapo. [Day 1 Story]

Part 2 – A view of Lake Tekapo, Church of Good Shepherd, Mount John Observatory and Astro Cafe. [Day 1 Story, Day 2 Story]

Part 3 – Journey from Pukaki to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park with gorgeous view of turquoise Lake Pukaki and the jaw-dropping scenery along the way. [Day 2 Story]

NZ 2012 – Day 5 – Dunedin to Te Anau

May 7, 12 at 11:06 pm

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Day 5
Dunedin – Te Anau

GoogleMap_Dunedin_TeAnau

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After two great days in Dunedin, it was time to pack our bags and continue our journey. After checking out from YHA, we drove south towards Balclutha.

We stumbled upon another scenic stop on the way and decided to take a quick detour. Lake Waihola was shrouded in mist that morning but still breathtaking in its own way. We only managed to stay for few minutes as it was very cold.

Lake Waihola
Misty Waihola

NZ 2012 – Day 4 – Dunedin

Apr 18, 12 at 11:45 am

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Day 4
Dunedin

Google Maps - Dunedin - Otago Peninsula

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Things have been looking great so far and Day 4 was no exception either. A clear but cold morning greeted us as we inched towards the Otago Peninsula.

The Otago Peninsula is a long, hilly indented finger of land that forms the easternmost part of Dunedin, New Zealand. Volcanic in origin, it forms one wall of the eroded valley that now forms Otago Harbour. The peninsula lies south-east of Otago Harbour and runs parallel to the mainland for 20 km, with a maximum width of 9 km. It is joined to the mainland at the south-west end by a narrow isthmus about 1.5 km wide.

Otago Peninsula
The fabulous morning from Otago Peninsula

NZ 2012 – Day 3 – Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park to Dunedin

Apr 12, 12 at 8:52 pm

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Day 3
Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park to Dunedin

Google Maps Mt Cook National Park to Dunedin

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It was only 6am when I woke up. It was still dark outside. After cleaning and packing up my stuffs, I drew the curtain away in the room and..

*gasp!*

Wow! What a beautiful mountain!

It wasn’t Mount Cook but Mount Sefton is equally gorgeous. Ok maybe this is my first time seeing a snow-capped mountain.

Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park
Mount Sefton

Hello From NZ!

Mar 13, 12 at 7:32 pm

It has been 5 days since our arrival at New Zealand and so far everything rocks! Life has never been so spectacular and here I am, enjoying every single moment as much as I can!

We have been enduring the crazy 4 seasons in a day weather but we loved every second of it.

Here are some photos taken with my phone. They’re just too lovely. 🙂

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Figuring how to fit our luggage

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Rakaia, salmon town?

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Lake Tekapo is seriously awesome!

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View from YHA Lake Tekapo

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From atop Mt John Observatory. Weather wasn’t that good though.

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The glorious Mt Cook!

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An unknown lake after Omarama town.

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Our dinner in Dunedin.

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On the way to Otago Peninsula.

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Larnach Castle at Otago Peninsula

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Knox Church on Dunedin

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Lamb shank!

On a sidenote, Air Asia X has confirmed that KL-Christchurch will be terminated by end of May. This is really bad news. 🙁

That’s all, folks. Hope the coming days will be fun as well. 🙂