Don’t say I neh say…these are the top spots for some Instagram-able photos, in New Zealand South Island!
Roy’s Peak @ Wanaka
Boasting great food trucks, cafes and awesome hiking treks, it’s a no brainer why Wanaka is dubbed the next Queenstown. We had a tough time choosing which trek to embark on as there were too many gorgeous treks to choose from. We eventually chose to trek up Roy’s Peak and boy was it breathtaking!
Just a 45 minutes drive from Queenstown, you know you have to visit Glenorchy. Especially when movies like “Narnia” & “Lord of the Rings” have scenes featuring Glenorchy’s very own landscapes!
Not only is Glenorchy captivating, the drive from Queesntown to Glenorchy is named one of the most scenic drives in the South Island.
If you’re heading to Milford Sound from Queenstown do stop by Eglinton Valley for a jump shot or 2. I don’t think the lighting in my shot does this majestic valley any justice
Next pit stop which you definitely must visit- The Mirror lakes! You would have to alight form your car and head down to the wooden treks in order to catch this picturesque sight. Don’t worry, the entire walk is only 400m and doesn’t take more than 30 mins.
Roaring Meg wasn’t part of our itinerary but we saw a couple of cars stopping and being “Kiasu” Singaporeans we decided to check it out as well. #noregrets.
New Zealand has almost 4000 lakes and I think we probably covered less than 2% of them but amongst those we’ve encountered, Lake Pukaki won our hearts.
I challenge not to stop along the road sides of Mount Cook; those who have drove to Mount Cook know that it’s impossible not to stop mid way and admire the magnificent Mount Cook from afar.
While you’re at Mount Cook, drive over to Hooker’s Valley Track. It’s an easy track albeit the wind might cause you to freak out a little.
Last but not the least, do check out Lake Tekapo. IMO it’s not as pretty & blue as Lake Pukaki but eating breakkie while catching sunrise is something you should add in your bucket list.
I’ve been to New Zealand for the very first time this year, when was the last time you travelled to somewhere new?