On our last day in Melbourne, York took me to a very nice Italian place in South Melbourne called “Etto Italian Street Pasta” . The place was 20 minutes walk from the place we stayed (we stayed at Crown Metropolis within the Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex). Even though the store was small, it was packed with people dining inside and mainly takeaways.
White water rafting is one of the must-do experiences when you visit Rotorua– a town 3 hours drive away from Auckland. This town is action central, packed with adrenaline-rushed activities. We choose Oreke Falls as our white water rafting location since it was only 15 minute drive from central Rotorua. As usual we booked our trip […]
Hallett Cove Conservation Park is one of Australia’s most amazing geological and archaeological sites. One of the fascinating geological site discovered is called “The Sugar Loaf”. Due to the discovery of this area, the geologists were able to conclude that parts of South Australia used to be under the sea 600 million years ago. About 500 millions of years ago the region was squeezed by earth movement which formed the folded rocks and into mountain ranges. This article takes you on a quick tour on what this geological site is all about.
Skyline Gondala is a company that operates gondola up the mountains near the city centre of Rotorua and Queenstown. I have never been to the Rotorua one, but I highly recommend the Queenstown one. It provides picturesque views of the city, every photo taken up there is perfection. The mountain top The place is located […]
The main purpose of visiting Queen’s park is to visit Southland Museum & Art Gallery. It is famous for tuatara, one of the most precious New Zealand species- they are pretty much living fossils. However they are close to extinction after the introduction of rats and possums. Tuatara Henry is the oldest tuatara in the […]
I always believe that Invercargill is a great place for raising kids. That belief was strengthened after I visited the famous Queen’s Park in the city. This park was located 15 minutes from where I stayed. It had a massive total area of 200 acres. It contained many buildings from Victoria era with an 18-hole […]
Other than the typical skiing in Queenstown, you are able to do paragliding as well! Since I love purchasing things on Groupon, I found an awesome deal where you can do paragliding for NZD$99 (rather than NZD$210) which included hotel pick up, photos and videos. Paragliding in Queenstown is an activity that is weather dependent, so […]
After working in Invercargill as an intern for 3 weeks, finally got a chance to visit the east coast of Invercargill called “The Catlins”. By definition, this area is in the southeastern corner of the South Island thay lies between Balclutha and Invercargill. It includes the South Island’s southernmost point, Slope Point. The Catlins are famous for its […]
After hearing a lot of good things about “d’Arrys Verandah Restaurant” at McLaren Vale, York and I decided to give it a try. d’Arrys Verandah Restaurant is located in d’Arenberg, it is one of the most significant wineries in McLaren Vale. This place has proven to be quite popular, we had to book 2 weeks in advance […]