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 2 – Tekapo to Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park

Apr 5, 12 at 11:56 am

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Day 2
Tekapo to Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park

Google Maps Tekapo to Mt Cook

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We began the second day with yet another cloudy day. It began to drizzle when we checked out from the hostel. Undeterred, we took a small drive uphill to Mount John, located just about 10 minutes drive from Tekapo.

Tekapo on a stone...
Thank you notes by people around the world..

NZ 2012 – Day 1 – Christchurch to Tekapo

Apr 3, 12 at 1:41 pm

I’m sorry I left you too soon. You are so beautiful and marvellous. I’ve posted countless photos of you and they say you look simply irresistible. They say you’re impossible to be that beautiful in nature’s way. I defended you deeply, for I’ve seen you with my own eyes, and therefore, you’re real for sure. Oh, my NZ~!

What were you thinking???? 😀

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Day 1
Christchurch to Lake Tekapo

Google Map: Christchurch to Tekapo

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First day in NZ was pretty fuss-free. It was a cloudy day but the temperature was just nice. After getting our supplies, we took to the road and began driving towards south. Needless to say, the drive was amazing, we were rewarded with fantastic view of the plains. As we rolled further away from the city, we could see more sheep and cows feeding on the grasslands.

It didn’t take long before we made our first unscheduled pitstop, at Rakaia. I guess we were attracted by a giant salmon replica standing proudly by the main road. Rakaia is actually the salmon capital of New Zealand. There is a cafe right opposite the replica, but we had to move on as we have spent a lot of time in Christchurch earlier.

Rakaia
All yer salmon belong to me!

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. 🙂