I’ve been wanting to write about my amazing New Zealand journey since last month, but work loads really keeps me busy. After 2 weeks wandering around laid-back South Island, return to busy Surabaya is total torture :p
So, here we go! First thing you have to consider when you’re planning a trip to New Zealand is the season. Like other countries in southern hemisphere, winter in NZ is on June – August, and summer during December – January. Many traveler forgot this point, and arrived in NZ with totally false wardrobe.
First, i miss feeling the snow falling on my head! That is the reason why I insist to visit Mount Cook (or Aoraki in local language). Btw, a visit to Mount Cook is a must if you are planning ur NZ trip. Not only you will enjoy panorama of the higest mountain in NZ, but the journey to go there is magnificent. We spent too much time for photostop along this route :p mostly in Lake pukaki, stunned by its unique turquoise color.
Second, i honestly avoid high season. I don’t really like crowd, but also can’t imagine my quality time ruined by noisy neighbors or have
Third, it’s cheap! Most people don’t want to go to this part of the world because it is freezing cold! Day temperature is around 2-8 Celcius degrees, while during night time around -6 to 1 Celcius degrees. We met sheeps more than human during this trip haha! This makes our motorhome rental cost down to 1/3 normal price!wooohoooo..