As casual and lazy travelers, they did not do much homework until one month before the traveling date. All they plan is deciding on South Island due to time constraint, booking on campervan (only manage to book for 12 days’ journey due to late booking and peak season), booking on car (for last 2 days as no campervan is available), deciding on South Island travel direction in counter clockwise direction, and buying domestic flight ticket from Auckland to Christchurch.❤
🌹The unforgettable moments:
✔The moment of waking up to the stunning view of lakes, mountains and seas
✔The moment gazing at the uncountable stars on the clear sky at night
✔The moment went against strong wind for the fascinating view of snowy mountains
✔The moment calculate the bathing time for the paid public shower
✔The moment bbq-ed at the campsite right in front of Lake Tekapo
✔The moment dumbfounded by the rainstorm and strong wind which managed to shake our campervan vigorously at the base of Mount Cook!
✔The moment waited for sunrise at Moeraki boulders
✔The moment had the pride to meet Peter Aldour, the founder of Geraldine Observatory out of our expectation!
Thanks South Island, for giving such unforgettable journey during these 14 days journey!! ***********************************************
9 - 10 Dec 2016 – KUL – Auckland
11 Dec 2016 – Auckland – Christchurch – Collect campervan – Castle Hill – Arthur Pass National Park – Greymouth – Stay at Central Park Camping site.
12 Dec 2016 – Greymouth railway station – Hokitika town center – Hokitika Gorge – Lake Mapourika sunset!! - Stay at Otto Mcdonald free campsite
13 Dec 2016 – Franz Josef - Franz Josef Glacier Walk – Lake Matheson– Haast Pass- Lake Hawea – Stay at Lake Hawea Holiday Park
14 Dec 2016 – Lake Hawea sunrise – Lake Wanaka Lonely tree – Omarama –Lake Pukaki - Mount cook – Stay at white horse camping site
15 Dec 2016 – Mount cook Hooker Valley walking trail – Lake Pukaki - Mount cook Alpine Salmon – Lake Tekapo – Stay at Lake Tekapo holiday park –lake tekapo sunset- BBQ at night and stargazing
16 Dec 2016 – Tekapo lake walking trail – Good Shephard Church – Mount John walkway – Astro Cafe – Mount cook – Kea walking trail – Stay at white horse camping site – Stargazing at mount cook!
17 Dec 2016 – Mount cook Tasman Valley & Blue lake walk – Cromwell – Cherries tasting – Kawarau Gorge – Arrowtown Burmingham street – Stay at Arrowtown Camping site
18 Dec 2016 – Arrow River – Tobin’s walk - Lake Wakatipu – Queenstown- Glenorchy road – Paradise – Glenorchy Firsherman Wharf - Stay at Glernorchy hotel car park
19 Dec 2016 – Glernorchy jetty – Glenorchy walking trail – Queenstown Fergburger – Queenstown city center – Queenstown garden – Stay at Meiklejohn bay free camping site – sunset view! Stars at night!
20 Dec 2016 – Quenstown hill walking trail – Fergburger again! - Dunedin – Stay at Dunedin Holiday Park
21 Dec 2016 – Tunnel beach walking trail – Dunedin city center – Baldwin Street –Karitane Beach - Moeraki Boulders – Moeraki lighthouse yellow-eyed penguins – Stay at Moeraki Kiwi Holiday Park
22 Dec 2016 - Waiting for sunrise at Moeraki Boulders – Oamaru – Timaru – Return camper van and get jucy car – Chrischurch- Stay at Amber Holiday Park cabins
23 Dec 2016 – 72 inland scenic route – Mount Somers – Geraldine town – Geraldine observatory – Stay at Grumpy’s holiday park cabins
24 Dec 2016 – 72 inland scenic route – Rakaia Gorge – return car – Christchurch city – Christchurch botanical garden – Victoria square Christmas eve event – Stay at Kiwi House
25 Dec 2016 – Christchurch – Auckland - KUL
**Photo taken by Huawei P9, Iphone 6 and Lumix GX7**
Thanks to our travel expert, Mei Yan, for sharing their wonderful journey. If you love travelling, continue reading this and follow in our expert's footsteps!
**Pictures are not arranged according to order. 照片是没有跟顺序排列。