Lake Tekapo has a UNESCO Dark Sky Reserve that makes stargazing a unique experience. There on Mount John Observatory, I observed the Southern Cross, supernova, Milky way, Nebula, and Alpha Centauri… and I was left in wonder.
Category: New Zealand
Exploring the beautiful landscape and find out the top things to do in Queenstown.
Queenstown is probably (well, I am almost certain of it) the most beautiful city that I have been to, period.
Kia Ora! It’s a warm greeting in Maori’s native tongue, wishing good health.
Dive into Maori’s culture in a Maori Village, visit the largest geyser in the southern hemisphere, and find a kiwi bird in Rotorua, New Zealand.
Leaving our homestay in Tekapo, we continued our expedition towards the south along the Southern Alps. Driving along Lake Pukaki, the lake that leads to Mount Cook and Tasman Glacier. It was exciting to see the highest peak in the Southern Alps and visit the largest glacier in a day.
I figured everyone has to conquer or overcome something once in a while; Since I was in New Zealand, I participated in a Black Water Rafting tour which is a Waitomo Cave adventure featuring activities like climbing and abseiling through the cave. I overcome my fear and challenged myself. That feels quite an accomplishment.
The classic “Fly, Cruise, Fly” from Queenstown to experience the spectacular Milford Sound.
Milford Sound is the most beautiful tourist destinations in New Zealand and it offers the best staggering coastal scenery that I have seen, and we experience it with the classic “Fly Cruise Fly” scenic tour to see the best of the Sound in a day!
Visiting Christchurch: Staying in an alpaca farm and take the historic tram in the city center. Known as the “Garden City” to the world, the city enjoys warm weather, abundant sunshine, flower beds, and an expansive Botanic Garden – until it was devastated of being the epicenter of a 2011 earthquake. I witnessed how the city is being restored and it’s recovering.