Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Zealand Trip: Day 8 Milford Sound Day Tour

One of the Must See New Zealand Waterfalls, 
Stirling Falls, is the most magnificent waterfall in the world's famous Milford Sound. 
It is accessible via a Milford Sound Cruise or a Milford Sound Scenic Flight.

We had booked a cruise via Southern Discoveries 
which bought a day before at Queenstown city
As the journey took total of 8 hours return tour
(8 hours of bus journey only, excluding cruise tour)
It cost NZD160 ( RM480) per person including Bus tour, Cruise tour and Buffet lunch inside the cruise.

The cruise brought us to several waterfalls before reaching the Stirling falls,
I remember there is rainbow waterfall which we can see the rainbow through the waterfall

But somehow, I still love Stirling falls the most,
The cruise drove so so near to the falls and everyone was screaming as the water wet us
you know it was winter time and we were so cold when the water of the falls wet us out.

Besides, Milford's second-highest waterfall is the Stirling Falls
a staggering 151m in height – three times the height of Niagara Falls
Look at its falls, so magnificent and beautiful.

You can found that the lake is surrounded by the mountains
Yes, the mountains surrounding me everywhere 
I m quite sucks in editing video
and I just combine all the videos I took in Milford to one file
Hope you guys forgive my beginner skill on editing video.
Let's enjoy a new learner video.


That's all for my Day 8 post
Honestly, I have lost the photos on Day 8 
and I just left only a few of these
so sad that I can't find back the memories photos.
but is okay,
is all in my memory now

stay tuned for more days in NZ


Day 1 

  • Denpasar Airport to Sanur 
  • Rocky Boat to Nusa Lembongan 
  • Checked in Gecko Bungalows
  • Dinner at Warung Nyoman

Day 2

  • Breakfast at Mushroom Bay Beach
  • Visit Devil's Tear
  • Sunbathing at Dream Beach
  • Lunch at Dream Beach Hut Restaurant
  • Pool Rent at Dream Beach Hut
  • Dinner at The Sampan Restaurant

Day 3

  • Snorkeling at Manta Point, Gamet Bay, The Wall Bay
  • Checked out Gecko Bungalows
  • Rocky Boat back to Sanur
  • Checked in Jimbaran Bay Beach
  • Sunset view at Ayana Resort and Spa
  • Buffet Dinner at Jimbaran Bay Beach

Day 4

  • Checked out Jimbaran Bay Beach
  • Visit Dreamland Beach
  • Lunch at Balangan Beach
  • Checked in to Puri Gangga Resort at Ubud
  • Dinner at Puri Gangga Resort

Day 5

  • Yoga Class at Puri Gangga Resort
  • Visit Rice Terrace Tegallagang
  • Enjoy Hot Spring at Kintamani Volcano
  • Buffet Lunch at Kintamani Volcano
  • Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfalls
  • Visit Monkey Forest Street 
  • Take away Dinner from Karma Vegetarian Restaurant

Day 6

  • Morning Swim at Puri Gangga Resort
  • Checked out Puri Gangga Resort
  • Balinese Massage at Ubud Monkey Forest Street
  • Lunch at Maha Restaurant
  • Denpasar Airport back to Malaysia

Driver : 
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Rocky Boat 

Gecko Bungalows
Jinbaran Bay Beach
Puri Gangga Resort

Monday, August 14, 2017

New Zealand Trip: Day 7 Wanaka > Mt Iron > Wanaka Tree> Queenstown

The 7th day in New Zealand, we were at Wanaka
and yep, we explored the Wanaka town early in the morning
Wanaka is a great place to have a hike of the mountains here
there were many choices of hiking location you can choose to in Wanaka
Since others hiking area took 4 hours and above to complete,
we decided to choose the lesser hour one to hike on

Yep, we choose Mt Iron
Mt Iron took almost 1 hour and 30 mins to reach the peak
we did not hike to the peak at last due to the foggy weather on top of the mountain
and we have asked the local one that coming down from the peak.
they told us nothing to see at the peak due to the foggy weather which covered the sight of the view

so end up we hike until half way before reaching the foggy cloud
The picture below shown the foggy cloud on top of us before we reaching it.

Family photo with the Mt Iron sign XD

PS: Mt Iron is the steepest to hike in Wanaka, 
It is not easy to hike especially the road is quite slippery with sands

We headed to Glendhu Bay Track for a walk just after our hiking at Mt Iron
There was many tracks which surrounding the Wanaka lake,
but it is time consuming if we choose to walk every tracks in Wanaka,
so end up we just choose one of the track to visit 

The main reason we choose this track is because of the Only Wanaka Tree
I will show you the Wanaka Tree later as you scroll down below
By the way, the view at here is fantastic and the trees, 
ya the trees are super tall and you hardly see this kind of trees in Asia country
Love the grass, love the dry leaves, love their trees
and love the air at here, New Zealand is a lovely place to travel

Look, the Wanaka Tree at there !
can you see that?

The winter trees
tall but calm, 
dull but magnificient
The only way for me to describe about them

The main reason to come here is because of this Wanaka Tree,
The only tree grow in the middle of the lake,
of course, the water is lesser during winter time so we can able to see the bottom part of tree
But during others season, 
you can see the tree is inside the water instead of looking like this,
guess it is because of winter season,
I saw the tree was in the water from others traveller picture taken

Ladies with the Wanaka Tree

From Wanaka to Queenstown took one hour of car journey to reach
and queenstown will be more convenient for us as
there are many things to eat and buy at here
Of course, supermarkets sufficient too.

The accomodation we stay was Colonial Village Motel
which situated facing the lake and mountain 

[Colonial Village Motel]
136 Frankton Road, Queenstown City Center, Queenstown, New Zealand, 9300 

Let me show you the room.

The kitchen equipment is sufficient for us to cook meal.

The bedroom 1

The bedroom 2
Sorry for the mess,
I should take picture before I mess it up XD

Overall, the motel is okay for me as the price is quite cheap
and the room which facing the view of the lake is super fantastic 
However, there are cons also, 
example like the toilet is semi transparent
means you can see through the shadow inside of what he or she doing

The toilet does not has any window or fan for air ventilation
But anyway, since it is a motel and the price is low
we can't complain any much more,
I remember the price per night was NZD150+ (RM550) for 5 persons

Okay, time to stop again
I will tell more about queenstown city in Day 8 post
stay tuned.

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