We went to New Zealand in April 2006 for 18 days. It was 10 years since we first visited this beautiful land of nature.We started from Auckland in the North Island and worked our way down to the South Island by car. Trip Itinerary


 

Recommended activities - for activity people, definitely bungy jump, paragliding/ hang-gliding, glacier climbing, scenic flight over Mount Cook, whale & dolphin watching, white water rafting.

This time, we chose less adrenaline-driving activities. The following are highly recommended ones:

  • Cape Farewell Eco Tour - beautiful landscape
  • Underworld Rafting - looking at the glow worms on the roof of the cave while lying on your back flowing along the underground water is an out-of-world experience!
  • Diving at Milford Sound with Tawaki Dive - experience with cold water and unusual corals and fishes that you won't see in temperate water!
  • Doubtful Sound Overnight Cruise - leave the tourists of Milford Sound behind and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the fiordland!
  • Sunrise Penguin Walk in Dunedin - have the penguins for your own with no other people around!
  • Hot air balloon in Methven - excellent view overlooking the Southern Alps. We're lucky to fly on the day when they had a regional ballon fair - 15 balloons all going up at the same time!
   
   

旅遊日誌:

Photo album

Rotorua
Taupo
Wellington
Golden Bay
Farewell Spit
Underworld rafting (nr Westport)
Diving in Milford Sound
Doubtful Sound overnight cruise
Sunrise penguin walk in Dunedin
Hot air balloon in Methven


Rotorua

Taupo

Golden Bay

Farewell Spit

Westcoast


Doubtful Sound

Te Anau

Dunedin


Methven

New Zealand地大物博,食物材料豐富又新鮮,單是去超市隨便逛一逛都樂而忘返,我們因為租車玩,所以購買食物毫無節制,除了每天自己煮極其豐富的早餐外,沿途醫肚或治口痕的小吃永不缺,還自製了小冰箱,放便存放冷凍的食品如cheese, butter and yogurt之類。有時晚上也會在motel煮,不過更多會在外吃,因為隨便走入任何一間café或餐廳都好好味而且價錢不貴(當時兌換率是NZ$1=HK$4.8),有美食有氣氛有裝修加上通常有靚景(很多都是靠海),在香港吃的話你估要多少?

 

以下有幾個令我十分難忘的美食推介:

AucklandHarbourside Seafood Bar and Grill, 1/F, The Ferry Building, 99 Quay St., Auckland
http://www.harboursiderestaurant.co.nz/
記得吃過的有pan fried John Dory with spinach and risotto (香港很少可以吃到John Dory這麼美味的魚),oysters (正!!!), devil’s chocolate cake & white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Taupo Crooked Door Inn, Cnr Roberts St & Titiraupenga St, Taupo
這裡很有pub feel, seafood 特別正,試過的有fish and chips,grilled fish,grilled prawns (not sure whether they’re from the nearby prawn farms but these are so good!) 好味到第二晚還再去,可惜closed on Mondays

Pohara beachPenguin Café, 818 Abel Tasman Dve, Pohara, Takaka
smoke salmon bagel 是我吃過最好味的一個,拿滿分!

 

QueenstownFergburger, 42 Shotover St.  Fergburger w/cheese $9.00 - prime New Zealand beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, aioli & relish with your choice of Edam, Blue, Brie or Swiss cheese
好味得不知如何形容! 而且個size超大,牛肉好juicy,蔬菜好新鮮,如website所言 – “locals can’t get enough of it and visitors wished they had a Fergburger in their hometown”
http://www.fergburger.com/