A Slice of Heaven

My husband insisted that I visit my favourite country i.e. New Zealand. He said I must fulfill my dreams before the New Year 2015. I quickly jumped at that thought and requested my brother to do the bookings for the trip. Expedia got me a flight from Singapore to Brisbane to Auckland, then return via Sydney to Singapore.
From the airport I was transferred to Kiwi International Backpackershere.


Singapore Changi Airport
Dear friend Nagora
Lunch @ Thai Restaurant
Tom yam Soup



Coffee before boarding at Ritazza








Morning flight at Brisbane Intl Airport


Arrival at Auckland Intl Airport


Kiwi Intl Hotel..originally a Baptist Bible College turned into a backpacker now

Economy single

Baptist Church close to the hotel

evening time

Morning time
Salvation Army
Sky Tower from a view




Girl in cat make up for SPCA








Auckland Harbour Front

Ferry Building



Auckland Maritime Museum







Viaduct Harbour





Rolling lift bridge















Jellicoe Street





my lunch..fish 'n' chips

Auckland Fish Market


Skytower










skytower view







look on far right..skydiving

st patricks from the skytower

st patricks from the ground













St Patrick's Cathedral



maori girl

evangelizing
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night walk

dinner



spotted a country flag

at parnell town



more selfies..
with a Cook Island gal


Auckland War Memorial Museum













MUSE



























































 herb garden










 St Mary's Cathedral



 Holy Trinity Cathedral








































 Britomart


 Mc D



As much as possible i tried to visit some interesting venues in Auckland before i head for the next best town. So, I planned with the local travel agent on a trip to Wellington. She was sweet to say I should not miss the towns along the way to the capital. Ms Phillippa Dean from Flexi Tours immediately arranged for transportation & accommodation to and fro Auckland. I was excited to try other backpackers lodging too.
The next morning i was picked by the tour guide. There was another 8 tourists along with me. The journey was beautiful. We stopped at a small town called Hobbitton for breakfast.Then headed straight to Rotorua. Before that, the guide took only me to the sheep's farm called Agrodome and drove the other 8 to Waitemo Caves to watch the glow worms!
The experience at the farm was fulfilling. I adored the cool breeze and sun at the farm.
After that all of us got together and watched Maori Cultural Show at a place called Te Puia. I bought some souvenirs and we had traditional Maori lunch called "Hangi". Yummy and tummy full :) .





































 breakfast at Hobitton


































 Agrodome




























































































 Te Puia








 my tour buddies
 Wharenui..meeting house



 Hangi
 Te Pohutu geyser







 Kiwi






Rotorua town

 the Arts Village



 Government Gardens








 Lake Rotorua






 Maori kids

 St Faith Maori Church







natural boiling hot water
video


video









an angel sent by God..

my dinner snack


Rotorua Central Backpackers lodge

                                                          
breakfast before I leave to Napier



















 Lake Taupo


 Mary Sweeney..






while waiting for my next bus to Napier
 hailstorm rain

 Dear friend Jan & I


 dinner

 cheers


 Criterion Art Deco Backpackers
I missed my luggage on board the bus to Hastings and only recovered it the next day thanks to ISite Taupo, my friend Jan and I site Napier for their kindness and support! sigh!






 Hawke's Bay















Pania of the reef





 famous Masonic Hotel

 Napier, the Art Deco Town





 Clive Square


The harp shaped Centennial Carillon, located next to the main path in the north-west section of the garden, was a gift from Rothmans Ltd to commemorate the 1974 Centenary of the Borough of Napier. The Carillon plays a selection of tunes every half hour, from 11.30am until 2pm.


 Finally after few town stops I arrived in Wellington. It was a windy town. Loved the cool sea breeze.
I lodged in Downtown Backpackers a.k.a Hotel Waterloo. A cool & cosy lodge very close to Wellington Train Station.













 night walk



 John Plimmer













Te Aho a Maui



 Cuba Street..coolest street









 mexican food for dinner..wow it was yummy




 statue of Kate Mansfield





 breakfast
 spotted 'malaysian beef curry'

 2nd day breakfast






















 Bee hive Parliament House






 The old St Paul's



























 Lady Norwood Rose Gdn












 T2








































video














video




Te Papa Muse



































lunch at Crab Shack...yummy













fans for rugby match






wellington train station


Kiwi Rail



















david n I





breakfast on board kiwi rail cafe


























































 Viaduct


















 lunch..nice



























 Ms Philippa from Flexitours

 Breakfast at Kiwi






 Nagora's family

 Auckland Departure







 Sydney to Spore

 Sydney Airport





Back to KL...thank you GOD almighty for safe journey mercy!

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