Tag - hiking

South Island – Lake Tekapo

A trip to New Zealand is not complete without a visit to Lake Tekapo. This small town has been wowing its visitors with an amazing turquoise lake for ages. It is also the world’s first UNESCO recognised Dark Sky Reserve. Which means the skies are almost totally free from light pollution and it is the best stargazing site in New Zealand! Unfortunately, we were...

South Island – Wanaka

“All right! That’s it, we are moving to Wanaka!” Well, that was our thought when we first visited our favourite town in New Zealand last year. Fast forward to this year, that thought hasn’t falter and we still want to move here…perhaps in our 60s after we are done with travelling. We love Wanaka for its relaxing lakeside setting, its stunning snow-capped Mt Aspiring...

South Island – Queenstown

Ask anybody about New Zealand, Queenstown would probably be the first thing that comes to his or her mind. Dubbed as the ‘adventure capital of the world’, this popular adrenaline junkie’s paradise is like a “bonus round” in a video game where you will be able to “power-up” and complete multiple things on your bucket list in one destination! When we...

North Island – Wellington

Wellington – our final destination on the North Island. We chose an AirBnb (private room) located at Upper Hutt, which was approximately half an hour from the CBD. It would be an ideal base if visiting the Capital of New Zealand were our sole plan. Instead, we wasted quite a bit of time commuting from places to places daily. For our first stop the following...