Spring New Zealand

This is our second trip to New Zealand since 2001 when the children were kids. This time we just concentrate on the south island mostly around the area nearby Queenstown.
And this time, the itinerary were planned by  Daughter 2 since the mother had no time for it. Daughter 1 is incharge of the food. We read a lot of blogs and reviews to get views and tips. However, the father being the Finance minister and PM did the major work and decision, booking of flights, motorhome and immigration requirements. Admittedly, my contribution was secondary, not as much as before.

We flew from KL to Sydney then to Christchurch instead of direct flight because it is cheaper, said my daughter. We spent the 10 hour transit sightseeing around the Sydney Opera House but mainly did nothing. The currency rate contributes to this, mainly. Instead of using the A$200+ return train fares from Sydney airport for 6 of us, we took the mpv taxi which was A$60 cheaper. The large 2 sets of seafood platter plus a bowl of salad cost A$49.50 enough for us girls and the daddy and that is almost RM150.00. Now that is the budget per meal which is taken twice per day. Bring or buy bottles or drinking water then use the empty bottles for refills. We need to drink water a lot.
We reached Christchurch at midnight and we already decided to spend the night at the airport Air Lounge to save our budget and also convenient for us to go get the motorhome. It is NZ$5 per person or NZ$20 per family of 2 adults and 2 children. Beanbags and blankets are provided on a first come first serve basis. The accomodation is available between 8 pm and 5 am. The motorhome company on the other hand, opens at 8 am.

I'm writing this while travelling and shall be updating from time to time.
Thank you for reading and visit me again.


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