Basic costs: NZD 747.87 (RM 1920) per person including flight ticket, accommodation, transportation & activities. Bring extra cash for food and souvenirs depending on your preference.
Melbourne - Christchurch - Queenstown
Lake Tekapo (located between Christchurch and Queenstown)
Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Lake Tekapo
Night walk in Queenstown
- Visa: People from these countries (including Malaysia) do not need visa before travelling to New Zealand. But if you're transiting in Australia, you need to apply for Australian visitor visa. You can apply here for SGD 11.95. Cheaper than Australian Government website and you can get approval within 48 hours.
20 minutes shuttle bus ride from airport to city
Tips - Public bus is also available at cheaper price.
Base Queenstown (Click to view the room)
Tips - Nakedbus offers discounted price for the first night if bought together with the bus trip
Free 2degrees simcard from Base Queenstown receptionist. Data plans as low as $20 for 1GB.
Tips - The list of places where you can get it for free. If you can't find it, some of the shops sell it for $10 just for the simcard.
|Behold the breathtaking scenery at Lake Tekapo|
Queenstown to Milford Sound
Te Anau, Mirror Lake, Knob Flats, Monkey Creek, The Chasm & Milford Sound
Photo opportunities at the locations stated above
Walking along the Mirror Lake and The Chasm
Milford Sound Boat Cruise
|My travel buddy at the Knob Flats|
|Upper Hollyford Valley from Monkey Creek|
|Cleddau Valley - the scenic highway to Milford Sound|
|The Mitre Peak - one of the most photographed peaks in New Zealand|
|View from the second floor deck|
|Spot the waterfalls and take a closer look...|
Waterfront, Skyline Gondola
Walking around the city
Everything within walking distance. There are plenty of taxi if you're tired of walking.
|Lake Wakatipu - historically 15,000 years ago, the lake is said to be formed by glaciers cutting through the Southern Alps|
|Saturday Art Market|
|The Gondola takes you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak|
|Took this photo with runny nose because baby it was cold outside..|
Queenstown - Wanaka
3 hours cycling around the lake
NZD 20 bike rental
1 hour bus ride from Queenstown to Wanaka
NZD 9.99 return
|Clear stream flowing to the lake, willow trees and snowy hills - I shall stop typing for a minute in remembrance of this magical moment.|
|Selfie with the famous Wanaka Tree or The Lone Willow|
|Can I sit next to you and let the world slip? - improvising Shakespeare quote.|
Queenstown - Christchurch
DIY Flying Fox
8-hour bus ride from Queenstown to Christchurch
YMCA Christchurch (Click to view the room)
Christchurch - Akaroa
Hunter dophins and seals
Akaroa Cruise tour
1 hour bus ride Christchurch to Akaroa
Akaroa French Connection
NZD 45 return
|The result of massive volcanic eruptions|
|Akaroa village from the jetty|
|Find the elephant|
|Hector Dolphins - the world's smallest and rarest dolphins|
|Harbors Rocks, Seal Bay - NZ fur seals were having pool party there|
|the sublime Scenery Nook!|
Christchurch - Melbourne
Tips - The website provides combo passes which you can either buy online the Gondola + Tram combo for NZD 30 or Gondola + Tram + Punt + Botanic Garden Tour for NZD 60.
Metro Public Bus
- NZD 3.50 (return) City to Gondola Station
- NZD 8 (one way) City to Airport
- Friendly local
- Traveller-friendly destinations
- Tons of activities to do. Costly but worth the money.
- Comfortable and strategic accommodation
- For solo traveller and couple, nakedbus is strongly recommended.
- For groupies and family vacationers, rent a car or campervan for maximum New Zealand experience.
Written and photographed by Meck