New Zealand Queenstown Itinerary

Just get back from the beautiful country New Zealand and yeah the view is awesome! This time I venture to south island which was Queenstown. Everything in there is just beautiful and I felt like I’m in a movie scene or a post card photo session is just surreal. The weather was super cold, when I was there it was late autumn and I’m glad is all sunny and nice.

Here are the itinerary that I would like to share out for my one week of stay in Queenstown New Zealand. I flew to sydney to make a transit flight to Queenstown and this is the only way to save more despite the flight view to Queenstown was awesome you get to see the beautiful mountain and lake from the above.

Queenstown Flight View
Queenstown Flight View

Look I got to see the mountain cape with full of snow from up high! So beautiful! I think is the mountain is called “The Remarkable” even the name is #awesome !!!

Flight View The Remarkable Mount
Flight View The Remarkable Mount

Okay lets wrap things up with the full itinerary list. Note this is a summary itinerary less picture will be posted and for each events, I will make a full post individually and will link it together once the post is done.

Day One: Touch down Queenstown airport during the noon and from the airport we took the Connecta Bus to the the nearest bus stop of our hotel. The cost for the transport was NZD8 the bus runs every 20 min from airport to town so is quiet convenient. The bus is easily spotted is in bright yellow colour.

After check in we dig our self some lunch. So the very first meal in Queenstown was their famous “Fergburger” OMG the burger is so huge! I think everyone first meal in Queenstown was fergburger hahahahah!! There was no Q and we get our burger around 15min of waiting lucky us.

Then after that we venture around the town just to get a quick look of it. New Zealand has a very less day time thus during 6pm it was all dark thus for day 1 we don’t get used to it yet and it was so dark it felt like it was already 9pm!!! OMG!!

So “Bluff oyster” is in our must eat list during our trip thus we went to PJ’s fish and chip’s to have the bluff oyster and since is the bluff oyster season every shop has it! It was yummy! (I will share the pictures and details in another post for food only)

After that we went to “Alpine supermarket” to buy some groceries and dinner and there is the only supermarket in Queenstown. Oh they also have “Asian Mart” just located opposite of Alpine Supermarket and they have every Asian food!!! If you are craving Asian food you can find it in there!! So that was basically day one.

Day Two: Bought overnight stay for “Milford Sound” Marina Boat trip we book it from “Real Journey”. I must say the journey to Milford Sound and Milford Sound is amazing there are a lot of waterfalls and nature in Milford Sound. We had a good view of it during rainy day and sunny day we are so lucky. So the road trip start’s at 9am and the journey took 6 hours to the jetty where we reach the jetty at 3pm. For Milford sound journey we get to see Te Anu Lake, Fiorland National Park and homers tunnel and many more.

Day Three: Still in Marina Boat, had breakfast in the boat and at 7am the boat starts to sail to “Tasman Sea” it goes kinda shaky and is super windy out there. After than we reach the jetty at 9am and get back to our mini coach back to Queenstown with another sunny view through out the journey and we reach Queenstown at 3pm.

I will share the pictures and details in another post for my overnight stay in Milford Sound which compile a full details of Day two & three. So stay tune!

Day Four: Booked “Shotover Jet” and “Kawarau Bridge Bungy” where I get a combo deals for both of this activity.

Shotover Jet is a very famous activity in Queenstown and is a must do thing! We had a 20min ride on the jet with 5-6 360 spins and yeah is freaking cold out there!

During noon I get to do the bungy. Oh yeah man! Bungy time!!! Look is only 43m high and of course this view is extremely beautiful I purposely choose this bungy because of the view itself (evil laugh) Did’t want to do the Nevis Bungy because is only rock mountain but the height was 143m is crazy man I think I will be yelling for a longer time and get numb.

For dinner we dine in at “Flames grill bar” and the food was really nice!!!!

Kawarau Bridge Bungy
Kawarau Bridge Bungy

Day Five: We went to  “Arrowtown” which is 20min ride journey to there by Connecta Bus. Buy daily pass from the bus driver it is cheaper compare to single ride fare. Arrowtown is a really small town compare to Queenstown so is really easing to walk around.

After returning from Arrowtown we went straight up to “Queenstown Skyline” for “Gondola & Luge ride”. Lucky us we get the last few rides for luge as they are closing at 5pm. Also we get to see the sun set yay! They even have “Stargazing” activity at the Skyline. But we din’t go for that. We manage to see many stars during our stay since the sky is clear so stargazing at skyline kinda pricey for us.

For dinner we dine in at “Winnies Pizza” and Oh My the pizza was really good!! Later on we have our dessert at “Patagonia” Oh My their chocolate is real good!!!! Love it!

Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown Skyline view
Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown Skyline view

Day Six: It was the last day to venture around Queenstown and is a very free and easy day for us. We went to “Queenstown Hill” for a walk which is just located behind our hotel.

Later on we went to the Lake side and feed some ducks. The ducks are really hungry!!!

Duck Feeding at Lake Side Queenstown
Duck Feeding at Lake Side Queenstown

 

After that we went to “Below Zero Ice Bar” where we purchase a great deal from bookme.com is a really good place to get cheap deals for any activity in New Zealand.

Next we went to “Queenstown Garden” they have a rose garden there and is really pretty and it smells good too. The garden is really nice and they have a lake track around the garden that you can have a good walk along the lake the view is really nice.

Later on we dine in at “Brazz Restaurant & Bar” highly recommend their Ribs!

Day Seven: Last day at Queenstown, before we catch our flight  We manage to take a walk to “Queenstown Market”Saturday Market at the Lake Side” they sell mostly craft and art stuff.  Have a noon flight back from Queenstown and have another amazing view back home!

That’s all for the itinerary summary hope it can help you to have a draft on what to do in Queenstown!! Stay tune for my more details post!

 

 

 

Krabi- Koh Phi Phi (DAY 2 ITINERARY )

Woke up early as 7.30am  (8.30 am Malaysia time) to have breakie so that we don’t starve ourself during the day cause we will have 2 snorkelling activity. Koh Phi Phi is a very large island which consist of Koh Phi Phi Don & Koh Phi Phi Ley. 

We had our ride on this antique bus (lol) it even have holes on the back seat floor but is alright cause the distant to our hotel to the pick up point was not far just 10 minutes. So we took few picture in the bus. As you can see the bus is so retro in side they even have a speaker box and fan hahaha


Me & the gals

The guys (they are still in ubah mood) Post election effect.

Close up with our speed boat of the day we are riding this for the trip to explore Koh Phi Phi. Damn love the shorts bought it from roxy and is water proof ideal for beach!

Breathtaking view of bamboo island this is our first stop we are given 45 minutes to swim and take picture. Not sure why does it call bamboo island- there are non bamboo existent at all.   



A close up on the bamboo island. We walk along the beach till the very end and the view were all the same LOL.


Okay pose pose 

With the bf

After that we had our first snookering and I did not take picture of it and idk and forget where is the place is in the middle of the sea hahahaha. 


Non edit purely taken from ip5 just to proof that the water is super green LOL along the way all the sea looks exactly like that! This is when we pass by Viking cave and our boat did not went near in the cave.


Later on arriving Maya Island there was so many boats and tourist on the island unlike bamboo island.Maya Island is a part of Koh Phi Phi Ley

Having fun as we are given another 45 minutes to explore around but actually nothing much to do at Maya Island only the view was awesome. Wanna see how awesome?


Okay is the previous blog picture hahaha! You know going to the beach and we scare our camera get soak so yay! We took picture with only ip5. But still damn nice right? The view although is crowded and we cant even swim compare to bamboo island. 

So next stop middle of no where near maya island hahaha idk the name of the next stop hahahaha….
Can you see those fishes- crystal clear water this is the stop after Maya island and this is the place we stop for the second snorkelling.I got to see nemo and many more fish I was so happy back then compare to the first stop of snorkelling this was far more awesome and I get to feed the fishes ^_^ 
Manage to get some picture with the fish! And I just notice that my skin was damn white too (see my whity leg! LOL) But I got sun burn as the sun kissed me too and I felt the sun burn skin tone was kinda attractive hahahaha 

After that we went to Koh Phi Phi Don and had our lunch buffet and they serve less attractive meal T_T everyone was hungry back then and each time the kitchen delivers fried chicken all the eyes are on them and I got to eat only one piece not hungry at the time but my friends seems so sad. Moral of the story bring some bread in case you are hungry.
The only picture I took from Koh Phi Phi Don hahaha so sad cause the island is not that nice and I feel in love with Maya Island back then. hahahaha it has many hotels and shops around we just had a few walks around after our lunch. Back then Koh Phi Phi Don was hit by tsunami and that’s why the view are changing from time to time. So after lunch we received a complimentary bottle coke – “Refreshing”. Then we went to monkey Island where the island was all monkey no pictures not fancy monkey LOL.

After that we headed back and we pass by the chicken island. It was around 3.30pm when we heading back and its SUPER sunny day! 

Back to hotel bath and hunt for dinner! We went to Family BBQ it was located up hill and is just the name BBQ nothing related to BBQ at all LOL the tomyum was great! Then we shop again at 7-11 hahaha.


That’s the end of Day 2! Ending with a SUMMER SWAG picture! 
BYE!

Sydney Itinerary Feb 2013 (Day 1-3)

First time flying to Australia (Sydney) and it takes freaking 8 hours from Kuala Lumpur Malaysia to touch down. Pheww…quite a long haul! I went there for my Chinese New Year (CNY) holiday. 

Do take note that this is a family trip (6 people) whereby is very free and easy and literally it is very leisure, less adventure and some place we go does keep repeating and we are only covering Sydney city the most. We have the mighty ah ma (grandmother) with us and she is so energetic in some point I would said! 


So we went there for 7 days and 6 nights on 12- 18  February 2013. We stayed at Meriton Service Apartment which is situated at Bondi Junction Station. This is only part 1 of the itinerary which is from Day 1- Day 3. 


First tips: Do buy their MyMulti card  is like a weekly pass they offer and it depends on each zone & duration that you would choose. I save a lot on my transportation by purchasing the MyMulti 1 card based on my destination Zone 1 it cost AUD 44. This card is amazing it include train, bus, ferry & Light rail if I do not purchase it, my total expense on transportation will be crazy! 


Second tips: Buy your Mymulti card and airport link card transfer together on the same day if not; one way to transfer yourself to Sydney city from the airport cost you AUD16.70 and that’s a lot! I could not recall how much when I bought the ticket but definitely not paying AUD 16.70 on single way because we bought return airport link as well. Approx AUD 20++.


Day 1

  • Landed at the airport (11am) 
    • From International Airport Station to Bondi Junction Station took 30 minutes to reach Bondi Junction (Eastern Suburbans & Illawarra Line)
  • Check In to our hotel and have our lunch at Westfield Bondi Junction. 




Double Decker Train 


Later on we went out  to explore the city it was during evening after resting. We headed to;


  •  Queen Victoria Building  (Drop of at Town Hall Station) It’s a very authentic building the floors was so nice.
  • Bought fresh fruits and dinner from Woolworths back to our service apartment. 
  • Sending the elderly back to rest we explore ourselves to Circular Quay and we found ourselves some dessert for the night at Pancakes On The Rocks and we catch the Harbour Bridge night view as well.



Here’s a picture of the main QVB building door 

Sydney Westfield 


Day 2

Wanted to go to Blue Mountain but based on weather report it was raining badly during the morning and yeah it did! So we change it to the third day.

  • Circular Quay to catch ferry to Darling Harbour ( you can get nice view of the Harbour Bridge along the way.) 
  • Walk to The Star Casino and have a sneak peak on the casino
  • Next take the Light Train to Sydney Fish Market for lunch.
  • After Lunch headed to Chinatown by using the Light Train to (Market City
    • Chinatown/ Paddy’s market/ Market City are all nearby
    • My friends told me Paddy’s market is the best place for souvenir and based on some Google searching all said the same thing. Is a mixture of Malaysian night market with a little spice of Thai’s market too. But the place is kinda huge and they sell all sorts of souvenir, clothes and even iPhone cases.
    • They even have market right beside it. The fruits are fresh too!
  •  Westfield Bondi Junction- Coles to buy some ingredients for home cooked dinner.







One of the Marine time Museum display pirate boat I guess?




 Boats parked along the Star Casino



Someone drew love in the Air


    Drop off from light train


      Whole Pinky Shop


      Day 3 
      Was all about Blue Mountain and you need to reserved fully one day for it because it is far from the city with almost 2 hours train ride from Sydney Central Station to Katoomba Station and you need to take a bus to reach the destination. I bought Trolley Tours ticket on my arrival and it is a lot cheaper the shop is located opposite the Katoomba station. 

      Discovery Trolley Tour + 3 Rides at Scenic World- cost AUD 49 per person. Is a hop-on hop-off bus that have a lots of stops for you to explore the place itself.


      Here is the whole Blue Mountain adventure! Please feel free to read it ^_^


      Here is what we eat in Sydney it summarize the things that I would like to share out and the things that I have tried.


      Will continue Day 4- Day 6 itinerary soon ^_^