Winter Holiday At Lake Tekapo and Mt CookJuly 04, 2012
I feel like there is a need to getaway from Dunedin especially during my Semester break. FML, while everyone gets 3 weeks of semester holiday, I only gets two. Basically, I spent most of my time baking and dancing as to prepare for the upcoming Malaysian Day and Malaysian Night events.
Luckily, Devind and Tong Seng agreed to take me on a trip just like last year's winter holiday to Queenstown.
The first thing I asked Devind was "Is that place gonna be colder than Dunedin?" because obviously it's winter and why would I want to go to the place that is gonna be colder than Dunedin? But Devind said "yes, it's gonna be colder than Dunedin". Dang, so I packed awful lots of clothes and foods to be prepared to fight with the cold.
But just at one point where we passed that area, suddenly the whole environment changes and the road got frosty and car window became really blur. We stopped by a mini town for toilet break and oh man, it was freezingly cold!!
We reached Lake Tekapo around 2ish and checked into the Lake Tekapo budget resort. It wasn't bad at all! It was so much better than the backpackers we stayed at Queenstown last year! After putting our bags, we're off wandering outside the resort.
After eating noodles for lunch =X, we headed to start our activites!! It's just near our resort place.
After snow tubing, we went soaking!! It was the best thing during the whole trip. Soaking from 20°C to 30°C and lastly 40°C (where only Adult can enter) was so comfortable. I was so relaxed and calmed.
We went back to resort and rest early. It was such a relaxing holiday trip. It was just what I needed after a stressful semester with heavy workloads. Though not everyone get to sleep early because we're just not used to sleeping early, at least we rested well on the bed till the next early morning. We set alarm at 7am because we wanted to see sunrise!
After visiting the small chapel, we headed to Mt Cook! Siew Lee thought we were hiking the mountain initially and I'm like "you serious?" lol. Hiking a snow mountain needs special gear and training man. I am not qualified for it. Haha.
Since we passed by Moeraki Boulders, Tong Seng drove in to see sunset. Well, we missed sunrise at Lake Tekapo...sunset at Moeraki Boulders will do =)