15 Feb 2017

I'm going for adventures in New Zealand Part 4: Christchurch

Salam...I've been busy lately so not able to update for sometime. But, here I am. So enjoy

It is a good day for us as we are going to fly to South Island today by Jetstar at 10.30am. We have already book a shuttle to bring us to the airport. We have not done any shopping as we wouldn't want to have excess baggage, because we only bought 20kg per person only to save cost(^_^)

The shuttle will pick us up around 8.30am and it arrived sharply. At first, I'm quite worry because it will stop to pick other passengers but at the end we manage to arrive at the airport around 9.30am.
After checking-in we manage to get to the plane and arrive safely at Christchurch at 11.55am.

We book our car rental fro Go Rental for both South and North Island later. When we arrived, we give a call to the car rental and they asked us to wait at the car rental area which is very near to the entrance. After a while, we saw the pink Go Rental van that picked us up to the car rental office which around 5 minutes away from the airport.

As I didn't do online check-in so it takes a little time for us to do the registration. So, your Malaysian Driver License can be used in New Zealand. For this trip, we paid for four of us to be the driver and it cost additional 30 NZD. As for the car,  I booked Toyota Corolla with Peace of Mind Insurance of 15 NZD. So total cost for the car rental is 349.20 NZD ( 87.3 NZD per person ~RM 300) for 8 days. Not bad I think. Then comes to the luggage, yap so now we have 5 luggage which 3 of them are big ones and 2 smaller ones. After huffing and puffing for a while, we manage to put all luggage except mine, which is the smallest one in the car boot. So my luggage will seat at the back seat. Then we are ready to go to our hotel.

We arrive at our hotel, John Motels & Holiday Park around 2pm and after getting the keys we just can't wait to eat as we are very hungry. Our first meal in South Island? Of course instant mee hehe.
On the way here there is a major construction work happening and we miss our turns to the motel and have to do another round again. The motel that we booked is spacious with two rooms, living room and kitchen with utensils. After getting full already, comes our major activity, which is sleeping. Yap, we should just call this is our 'sleeping trip'.

Around 5pm, we get ready for shopping in Pak'N Save actually. As we are going for a long journey in South Island, we have plan to do some 'home' cooking to save some budgets. Most of motels that I booked, have kitchen facilities and I make sure it as one of priority for booking.

It was a great experience shopping in Pak'N Save as it has a lot of varieties and affordable. We bought milk, fruits, paper plates and cups and some chocolates of course. Before that, we have already put aside of 50 NZD per person to buy for groceries and one of my friend has been promote as treasurer.

After complete our shopping as the weather is still nice we have decided to driving around a little bit until we saw some parks and decided to have some photo sessions. After that, we took a wrong turn and ends up around some housing areas and it took us a while to go back to the motel. When we arrived it was dark already and we cook some Nasi Goreng Cendawan (Fried rice with mushroom) by Brahim's and get some rest for tomorrow's journey of 324km to Mount Cook.

Ok guys, I promise to try to update frequently after this. See you next week!

Ignore all the things!



Nice kitchen I would say...

Our transportation of 8 days...

Pak'NSave

Half the trolley 

Hail the chocolates!











We are lost!








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