Tuesday, September 5, 2017

New Zealand Trip: Day 9 Mt Nicholas Farm Day Tour > Queenstown Mall

Southern Discoveries Travel Agency had offered us a cruise tour around Queenstown on the next day due to the glass top coach to Milford Sound on a day before had change to a normal coach for us
So, for an apologise offer,
they gave us a cruise tour as free for the next day in Queenstown.

Since the cruise tour took only half an hour to finish,
we decided to add on a farm tour which cost NZD25 (RM75)

Group photo before departing 
We depart from the Queenstown harbour which is near to the Queenstown mall.

By the way,
the view is amazingly beautiful.

They provide free of charge of beverage such as coffee and tea for us inside the cruise
and yea you just need to request from the staff who stand behind the bar

Taking picture is my routine
and taking picture with the scenic view is my pleasure. 

When the cruise was going to reach Nicholas Farm
the captain will announce inside the cruise through the microphone
and yea, Mt Nicholas Farm was in front of me 

When we reached at Mt Nicholas Farm,
we been gathered in front of an old man
He brief us about the farm background around 5 minutes.

After the brief, we been told to on board to a van which provided by him
and his partner fetch us to the top of the hill

The view on top of the hill is incredibly mesmerizing !
The lake was so calm and peace
The environment is so lovely and peaceful
I think you would like to stay here if you hunting for peaceful and quiet life.
Lets enjoy the view.

After enjoying the view on top of the hill, we sat the van and back down from the hill 
This time, the owner introduced his pet, Dolly 
and Dolly is the only sheep that can walk freedomly around the farm
as Dolly is the owner's pet.
Unlike others sheep, Dolly followed him everywhere he go.

The owner ordered the shepherd dog by using his hand to direct the direction
and the shepherd dog run to very very very far till we can't even see it.
But then, the moment we wait for the shepherd to come back, 
we fed the cow with the grains that owner gave us.

The very first time I get so close to the horse 
and it is so huge that make me felt a little bit nervous when I touch it.

Okay, 5 mins after, the shepherd dog came back but it was not alone,
it brought the sheep came too

Then we moved to the place that the sheep rest,
when the owner was explaining the routine work he did,
I caught a chance to take picture with Dolly
Great shot I had ! They told me that Dolly turn its head at the right time, yea.

After that, we moved to a place with a stage that seems like we were going to have a show to watch down the stage.
Yes, the owner will show us how the sheep fur being shed off from a machine
Of course, the lucky sheep is not Dolly,
remember? Dolly is his pet. 

He was showing us the process of how the fur being processed to become cloth for human

After the tour end, we were been invited to a farmhouse to enjoy our light lunch
Oh ya, Dolly left by its own to the field after we reached farmhouse entrance,
the owner did not order Dolly to leave but Dolly know its job done and it back to the field to eat 
We were so surprise that Dolly know when the work be done 
That's why I said it is so smart.

By the way, this was our lunch they provide for us, simple yet lovely lunch

Our family group picture before leaving the Mt Nicholas Farm
By the way, the noon time passengers visiting the farm were quite a lot
It was 3 times more than the number of people in morning time.
So my best advice is pick the morning tour.

Individual picture with the cruise at Mt Nicholas Farm

Then the cruise brought us back to Queenstown was around 3-4pm 
We shopped at Queenstown Mall after we back from the tour.
Well, you should come and shop here if you love city travel
There are so many shops here for us to spend. LOL

The view at Queenstown Mall is pretty too
Don't mistaken the Mall word, 
even though we Malaysians always take Mall as an indoor 
building which located hundreds of shops inside,
But in NZ, Queenstown mall here is belong to outdoor one,
is same like how Malaysians always called as a Street. 

The evening view in NZ always was my favourite view
their evening sky in NZ is pink in colour
and matching with the snow covered mountain,
is like a drawing !

Stay tuned for my Day 10 and 11 post,
I am going to combine the post as one post for the next coming post

stay tuned

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