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Hiking to the best views around Mt Cook

Woke up to a disappointingly cloudy day in Mt Cook village. So I lazed around in bed and had a long breakfast and early lunch before heading out. The lodging’s staff advised me that I should just venture out even though the weather forecast isn’t favourable because the…

Wonderfully secluded in Mt Cook village

Travelling around New Zealand without a car had been surprisingly easy so far, but the only time I kinda wished I had my own transport was the Mount Cook leg. I’d planned 3 nights there, and realised the day before I left Wanaka that there’s no supermarket there.…

Skydived, hiked, and walked all over Wanaka

There’s something magical about Wanaka. Compared to Queenstown, it’s much smaller and less touristy, but a whole lot more alluring. From my limited experience of New Zealand, I think this quiet lakeside town epitomizes what living in the South Island is like. Time passes a little slower here,…

Picture-perfect Queenstown

New Zealand is a long way from Singapore — 10 hours if you fly direct. So I stopped over in Melbourne for a few days to eat my way around the hip city with Jules, who was so kind to host me. Then I hopped on another plane…

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