We were a little bored staying in Queenstown the whole day, we decided to join a local tour group that brings us out of the town to Wanaka and Arrowtown. Both places can be covered within one day if you drive, if taking public transport, it will be better to split into 2 days. In this post I will explain the reason for that.
A day trip to Akaroa, it is less than 2-hour drive from Christchurch. Akaroa is a little town that is beautiful and with a great view. I put down some transportation information for references and interesting activities that we did, like taking a cruise out to meet the world’s smallest and rarest dolphins, walking along the Akaroa Wharf and to the waterfall at Misty peaks reserve.
This has been on my bucket list, after stepping my first solo journey to explore Lamma Island in the past, to visit all the 4 outlying islands in Hong Kong. Now, I have completed all the 4 islands and Peng Chau is my last island to visit.
Even though many people might have heard of this place, but to compare with its large outlying neighbors, this island has always been skipped pass or there is no good reason to visit here. However, I am here to said that this little island might be more than what it seems.
On the 3rd day of our tour, we were heading to the South Shore, it was a wet and windy experience. We stopped by 2 famous Waterfalls, the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano and Reynisfjara Beach(Black sand beach). It was a long and yet fulfilling day, whereby we got to witness the stunning landscape of the southern part of Iceland, every turn on the road is picturesque.
When you see the word adventure, what would you think of? Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, rock climbing etc…
For us we wanted to do something different from other places that we went before, so what kind of adventure should we do? We got a long list in mind but we only have 2 free days. And to accommodate my traveling kaki (partner), she is not into thrilling activities, so NO bungee jump, skydiving, mountain climbing uh-uh (too tiring). We are left with 4 choices, whale watching(Pass), Glacier hike (Pass), Riding a horse (Yes) and Helicopter ride (Yes).
Obviously, there are lots of activities to do in Iceland but that is our final choice. And I am totally excited about it~!~!