Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pengiun Capital,Oamaru

Oamaru is the penguin capital of New Zealand, due to limited travel time, we only able to spend a night at this penguin town. Hence, we decided to pay a visit to Whitestone Cheese and Penguin Viewing at Bushey Beach Road.

Heading to Oamaru~

In Whitestone Cheese,you can shop for any types of cheese in the shop. In addition, you can also visit its factory which located just behind the shop to see the process of making cheese. Cheese-lover like us will like this place pretty much.

Whitestone Cheese Shop

                                                                 WOW! Cheesesssssss


Process of making cheese:

 Bringing back these tasty cheese home:P

Waiting for our takeaway dinner, fish n' chips:)

Not forgetting to grab our favourite Bluebird Chips wherever we go at NZ...

Our next activity is to see penguin coming back home from the sea at Bushey beach road. But sad to know that we were LATE, 'everyone' were back to their home sweet home when we reach there. :( So, remember to check the correct timing for penguin viewing as it is different for every season.

The last but not not least, we stayed at Olive Grove backpacker house for our night at Oamaru.

Tips: Weather is getting colder down to south of the island, remember to wear enough clothes to keep your body warm.

Here ends our short visit to Oamaru, I hope you enjoy reading this post.

Coming up next, Dunedin :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Brilliant and Calm Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is located at South Island of New Zealand. It takes about 3 hours to drive from Chritschurch to reach there. When standing on the shores of Lake Tekapo, the scenery in front of you is just like a flawless picture, with light blue lake water as the main character and snowy Mount Cook as the background. We spent about an hour plus at there just for the photo shooting session because the view is awesome.


Look at the snowy mount behind, it's so fake!


There is a small church located on the shores of Lake Tekapo called Church of the Good Shepherd. Unfortunately it closed on that day, so we only able to take photo from outside.

Close to the church, there is a famous bronze statue of New Zealand Collie sheepdog, too. It is to symbolises the importance of the Collie Dog in sheep herding in New Zealand.

Salmon fish is quite famous at here, you could give a try when you visit Lake Tekapo. About 20 mins drive from the lake, there is a salmon fish farm called High Country Salmon. We bought some salmon fish from there as our dinner.It taste nice and fresh.

On our way to look for salmon fish~

Another interesting place to visit in Lake Tekapo is Mount John. The view from top of Mount John is another breathtaking scenery. If you are hungry, just order some dessert and enjoy your meal with the beauty scenery at the restaurant at Mount John. If you are craving for astronomical observatory, you can join the obsevation trip at night.

The last but not least, we stayed at Tailor-Made-Tekapo backpackers for our days in Lake Tekapo. The environment was warm and nice.


Free soup from backpacker house:)

You can find some freebies that left by previous backpackers in most of the backpacker house

Cooking salmon~

Cold night, luckily there is a stove in the living room

so BIG @@

la la la la...

Good nite kiwi birdy and sheepy zzz...

Preparing to leave Lake Tekapo


Stay tuned for our next destination, Oamaru :)