More pics @ NZ :)
For our NZ trip, we managed to spend 700 AUD for accomodation, car rental, petrol, makan n minum..which is quite cheap i guess :)
For flight ticket, we got cheap ticket from Jetstar..
Melb - ChCh - Melb : 190 AUD
Auckland - ChCh : 30 AUD
Adel - Melb - Adel : 30 AUD
Total budget plus souvenir ..1100 AUD..worth every penny :)
We spent our night at backpackers lodge @ every city..the best I must say is The Villa @ Picton and Frienz.com @ ChCh..we managed to know lots of different people and encounter different experience at different places of stay
We have stayed at
1. Frank Josef backpackers - not bad :)
2. Bumble backpackers in Queenstown - thumbs up!! :)
3. Frienz.com - ChCh - thumbs up!! :)
4. Te Anau backpackers lodge - best!! :)
5. City Oasis ChCh - best!! :)
6. The Villa - Picton - awesome!!
7. Go Global - Taupo - bad!!
8. Frienz backpackers - Auckland - bad..err..to be honest..i hate Auckland..i really do :|
9. Women's backpackers ChCh - THE BEST :)
Driving in South Island is really challenging..just remember to drive slowly..according to the speed limit and be extra careful..winding and narrow road..huh..what an experience..
In north island, it's way better but be extra careful with your speed limit..lots of police cars and speed trap..don't waste your money on paying summon :)
One more thing..you don't need a GPS..trust me..just get yourself someone who can read map..not everyone can read a map :)..I'm one of the navigator in this journey, navigator + co-driver + chef + dish washer :P
Halal food is not as easy as in Australia..but all Nando's here is halal..we tend to buy and cook ourselves at our backpackers..sardines, eggs, maggi, tuna, cornflakes, honey and milk..that's our routine..
But when we're staying at our friend's house in Dunedin, they provide us with nasi ayam and bekal nasi kerabu..guess where we ate the nasi kerabu?? @ Mount Cook..cayalahhh :P..kalah LOTR trilogy..hohoho
When we arrived in Wellington, we had kari kepala ikan and kuih serimuka..and for dinner we had ikan masak sweet sour..fuhhh..best makan ikan fresh yang ditangkap di Wellington :)
At Hamilton..kami dijamu lagi :)..sup daging, rendang, sambal belacan, ikan masin and tempoyak..wallaweeii :)..
Alhamdulillah..terima kasih daun keladi diucapkan pada kawan2 yang menjamu..budi baik kalian akan dikenang :)
Basically, everything in NZ is very costly..Bungee Jumping - 175 NZD, Riverboat - 109 NZD, Milford Cruise - 72 NZD. Auckland tower jump - 210 NZD..everything is more than 50 NZD..
Gosh..I wish I had more money to spend..one of the reason I chicken out from Bungee Jumping is the cost :P..after all, my travelling friends discouraged me and said something bad will happen..hahahaha..perhaps I shouldn't do anything crazy :P
So, I just spent my money on Milford Cruise and Riverboat..that's all..worth every penny :)
Anything? just drop me an email and I can share with you our itinerary covering South island and North Island in 12 days :)
Discover yourself @ NZ :)
@ Hamner tunnel..on the way to Milford - this is us..six of female grads student..a journey that I won't forget :)
Nota I : It's an enjoyable journey..tiring but FUN
Nota II : I'm back in the lab..will have to work extra harder :P
Nota III : Managed to use the new pie maker to cook quiche..wanna know?? wait for tomorrow's entry :P..too lazy to write a new entry for that quiche :P