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

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

Travel Guide to Waiheke Island

I've been wanting to visit Waiheke Island for the longest time as it's only a 40-minute ferry trip away from Auckland. Never got the chance to until last Sunday. We were supposed to visit Queenstown with my friends on my birthday but our travel plans were cancelled because of the pandemic. The restrictions in New… Continue reading Travel Guide to Waiheke Island