New zealand is the best destination so far in term of beautiful scenery..we rent campervan for the first time and explore the beauty of the country countless freedomly..
We fly to Christchurch from LCCT KLIA Kuala Lumpur by Air Asia X who just launching direct flight KL- Christchurch.
11 hours onboard Air Asia X KUL-CHC isn't really comfy but worth for..
First intro scenery of the paradise before further overloaded.
Just shortly before landing we will find huge farming area in Canterbury.
Just Landing at the Christchurch International Airport.
This was old school lifestyle before modern campervan arrived here.
This is our campervan park at 219 on John holiday Park
Shopping at Northlands Shopping Mall at the north of Christchurch CBD.
Roadside view suburd Christchurch.
Road to destination as told by roadsign.
Me and my temporary home for 10 days.
Nurin love this roadsign very much. Where is the place? do Google maps yourself.
Scenery overloaded man at the Lake Tekapo.
I love to photograph signboard well since with this little explaination need be given.
If you are lucky, could find snowfall here in winter.
The road view short after Lindis Pass.
We overnight here located few kilometer away from Queenstown town centre.
Fees infomation for Queentown Skyline cablecar and luge ride.
Bungy jumping deck over Queentown sky.
Queenstown town view from Queenstown Skyline.
Lake Wakatipu toward downsouth view from Queenstown Skyline.
Nurin and Ein prepared for luge ride (me as well).
Chairlift between luge ride at the top of Queenstown Skyline.
Parachut glider at the Queentown sky.
I respect the brave average age lady to do the jump.
Nurin did as well but.. hehe..
Lake Wakatipu westside view.
My campervan in morning sun at Te Anau Great Lakes Holiday Park.
Nice toilet signage at the park.
In front of the park.
On the way to Milford Sound at Te Anau and still far to drive.
Knob Flat is one of the plain grass field created by the glacier activities.
Met Malaysian fellow onboard Milford Sound cruise.
Ein background fiord Milford Sound.
Without the three storey height boat, we can't imagine how height is this waterfall.
Do your own activities onboard Milford cruises.
Milford Sound fiord view from cruises.
Nurin look at Wakatipu Lake background Queenstown town centre.
Her nice cold post as well.
Now Nurin approaching wild duck at the freshwater Wakatipu lake.
Milford cruises ship docked background Milford Sound nice scenery.
Homer Tunnel toward Te Anau.
There are half football size field before Homer Tunnel where car and bus park for photo snap.
Homer Tunnel is one way tunnel entering toward Milford Sound.
Somewhere between Queenstown and Te Anau stop for cooking etc.
Never never play in that river could cause hyperthermia on the way back to Te Anau from Milford Sound.
Cold surounding mountain towrad Milford Sound.
Now is June already but skifield isn't open yet delay because weather not permit.
At the juntion to Coronet Peak.
View from Coronet Peak toward Arrowtown.
Suppose snow cover the whole surface here.
On the way to Mt. Cook from Lake Pukaki and Twizer.
On the way from Lake Tekapo to Twizel.
At the juntion to mount Cook.
The road from Mt. Cook
We will found visitor centre and tourism base business almost everywhere.
Wild fruit nice to see but not nice to eat i think. location Twizel.
Mirror Lake on the way Te Anau to Milford Sound. The lake name tell what happen here.
Coronet Peak just have thin ice on surface created by snowgun
Nurin investigate the snowgun. Snowgun make snow by spraying water up to the air if surrounding temperature is below zero. Water spray will freezing while falling become snow. Natural snow isn't enough for skiing activities.
Had chance to ice skating in Queenstown Ice Arena.
Visiting Arrowtown. Was gold mining town in early years.
Just like our own ice ring because not many skaters on that day.
Nurin just have a new friend coming holidays with her parent from Melbourne.
Same goes with Ein. Got new friend as well.
Cromwell - Queenstown road.
Turn left climb hill winding Crown Range Road from Queenstown to Wanaka, we find this awesome scenery.
Nice to see nice to touch but isn't nice to eat local wild kind of berry fruit.
One of roadside stop area along Crown Range Road.
Crown Range Road winding climb hill nervous all driver but not me. hehe
Nice body painting photo while having fish n chip at one of Queenstown restaurant. Please appreciate the art not the persons please.
At the Queenstown cbd.
Cardrona is one of the wellknown skifield here. This hotel located at foot of Cardrona mountain.
At the juntion to Cardrona skifield a kilometer away from Cardrona Hotel. Skifield expected to open next month (now June).
Beautiful Wanaka lake at the background.
Wanaka freshwater lake shore truly amaze anyone.
Me opposite Wanaka Lake..
As told by signage. Another route from Wanaka to Queenstown
Suddently my backpack grow..in front of bag shop in Queenstown.
Now i got superpower competing superman. At the Wanaka Puzzleworld.
This leaf have something related with Canada. Nice rite. Location Queenstown.
This place promote puzzle as well.
Open street walking mall offer variaties chinese made souviner from t-shirt to keychain etc.
Border between two district at Haast pass.
Haast pass toward route 6 to .. 3/4 NZ place name originated from maori language.
At here is the highest point of Haast Pass.
One way bridge is common here even at main route. Hundred of them i heard.
I like to read every signage i found because it helps a lot. Now you know exact location Hasst Pass and Fox Glacier as well.
One of the road side stop and rest area along West Coast South Island.
Nurin just wake up after long sleep inside our moving cabin.
Met old school bikers. Brave enaugh ride alone and friendly as well.
At 13kms, Fox Glacier is the longest of the awe-inspiring New Zealand West Coast glaciers.
Fox Glacier at its head, soaring peaks of over 3,000m (10,000ft) dominate the vista. These include Aoraki (Mt Cook) and Mt Tasman.
This mighty moving river of ice falls 2,600 metres, or a little over 8,000ft, on its journey from the base of the Southern Alps to the West Coast.
But the danger is there. Please respect the nature and the signage as well.
Closer look at the glacier (ice). Fox Glacier and Franz Josef Glacier has similar looks and characters.
Mt. Cook or Mt. Tasman look like is one of the glacier sources. Snowfall at peak here is all year round.
Rainforest here has different trees compare to hometown.
Uniquely no mammals and snakes originated from this island including myself (human).
Stop at Franz Josef Glacier but at the parking area only since it similarity with Fox Glacier. The same thing.
Inside campervan driverseat. Morning time background Greymouth town
Oamaru town located between Christchurch and Dunedin (south).
In the town centre, Turn right toward Dunedin did roadside stop for photo snap.
From Oamaru to Dunedin.
We stop at Moeraki Boulders. Nice post my lovely daughter Ein.
East Coast South Island shore toward Moeraki Boulders rock
This is Moeraki Boulders comprises couples perfect round rock at the beach.
Detail of Moeraki Boulder.
Dunedin city centre shopping district.
After Dunedin we going back to Christchurch and overnight at 219 ... same place when we first day arrived.
Last minute shoping at Westfield Shopping Mall in Christchurch.
Last day activities in South Island just driving around Christchurch.
Huge truck everywhere remind me driving from Sydney to Melbourne in 2008.
Lyttelton is harbour town in southeast Christchurch.
Somewhere in Christchurch city which still under reconstruction from February earthquarke (4 months ago).
Last day at the airport before departure.
Bye bye South Island, we are now waiting our D72755 flight to KL. We love South Island so much. Will coming back.
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