Kamana Lakehouse

We splurged on our accommodation in Queenstown last December 2020. It was our first trip together outside of Auckland, it was our first wedding anniversary, and it was Christmas. We decided to stay at Kamana Lakehouse. It is fairly new and boasts of the magnificent view of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountains. Kamana Lakehouse… Continue reading Kamana Lakehouse

First Christmas in New Zealand

We were in Queenstown for our summer vacation last Christmas. It was our first time to spend Christmas in New Zealand as we went home to the Philippines in 2019 for our wedding. We decided to spend our Christmas at Skyline so we book a buffet Christmas dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant which came with Gondola… Continue reading First Christmas in New Zealand

Wine Tour in Queenstown

We planned not to do much activities during our stay in Queenstown. But we opted to do the wine tour by Queenstown Expeditions. I thought it would be a great way to see a lot of places and of course, wine tasting! I checked a few tour providers and ended up booking them because the… Continue reading Wine Tour in Queenstown

Onsen in Queenstown

Onsen is the Japanese name for hot spring. It's one of the must-do things in Queenstown specially because of the panoramic views of the Shotover River from the onsen pools. The view overlooking the river is astounding! Onsen Hot Pools offer original and outdoor onsens. They also have spa treatments. Each tub can accommodate up… Continue reading Onsen in Queenstown

Travel Guide to Lake Tekapo

We went on a 10-day vacation last December. Not including the time when we went home for our wedding, this was the first time I flew out of Auckland. I was really excited then. We were supposed to do a South Island tour but decided to just visit Lake Tekapo and Queenstown. We can always… Continue reading Travel Guide to Lake Tekapo

Travel Guide to Piha

It was the long weekend so we booked a shuttle for our last minute trip to Piha Beach and Kitekite Falls in the west coast of Auckland. There is no intercity bus available in the area. Piha is roughly 45 minutes away from Auckland CBD. We booked the shuttle only the day before, it is… Continue reading Travel Guide to Piha