This post has been long overdue. So, five months ago, we decided to go on a holiday in the South Island. Amongst the places we visited was Queenstown. And it was simply Breathtaking! After the sunset @ Queenstown. It is a small, busy town which is known as one of the top tourist destinations in New Zealand. It being our final stop before flying back to Auckland, we decided to try and explore the different nooks and crannies of the locale. And since we only had less than 24 hours

It’s a beautiful Saturday morning. We woke up at 6:00 am to prepare for our trip to Motutapu Island. Finally, after 2 weeks of putting it off, we’ve booked the 10:30 am ferry using our vouchers from GrabOne (thus, only costing us NZ$18.00/person on round trip tickets with Explore). 2017 update: If you are planning to visit Motutapu, try contacting Fullers for their travel times and fare costs.   Motutapu Island is one of the oldest islands in the Hauraki Gulf. It prides itself as a “Pest-Free Island”; thus, if

Waiting for our flight to Queenstown. Finishing a series of blogs about one trip can be a lot more difficult and time-consuming if you are also a full-time employee like ourselves. So before we totally forget all the details, we have decided to skip to the best part of all travel blogs: the itinerary with costs (of course!). Day 1 – Air New Zealand Covered Parking for 5 days: NZ$ 62.00 * A free shuttle is provided by Air New Zealand Parking to and from the airport. – Departure from

A rainbow in the fiord. (Taken while we were on board the Southern Discoveries Cruise) Upon disembarking the Milford Mariner at approximately 9:00 am, we had to wait for the Milford Sound Lodge shuttle to pick us up from the wharf. Although it would have taken us only 20 minutes to walk to the lodge, we opted for the shuttle because of our luggage. Milford Sound Lodge offers a wide variety of accommodation options. If you are on a tight budget and do not mind to bathe and do your

Milford Sound, a.k.a Piopiotahi (in Maori), is one of the must-see places not only in New Zealand, but in the world; and we couldn’t agree more. Sunset at Milford Sound (September 2014) Getting here, we had to take a bus from Te Anau, which almost didn’t push through because of the unpredictable weather. A day prior to our scheduled departure, the roads to Milford Sound were closed because of avalanche alerts. Thankfully, the roads were cleared and the weather settled 45 minutes before our travel time. We hopped on the

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