Stop by if you happens to pass by. Salmon here is slightly cheaper than Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon, but Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon looks better.

Wave and wind of the lake is super strong today.

First photograph of our rental car.

To see a small blue lake which turned green and a real blue lake. If you take the side walks to the river, you might see a piece of floating ice.


Wind is super strong today, almost got blown away.


Pesto Pasta with Mount Aroki Alpine Salmon for Dinner.

Nice stay, great kitchen with all kind of spices.

At the end, you are rewarded with a big piece of floating ice. On the way, you get to see some buttercups flowers.


Great weather near Pukaki Lake.


Buy some smoked salmon fillet for dinner tonight.

A little church, some bushes, crazy amount of lupin flowers, a shiny lake and snow caps mountains. Picture perfect.


Fairlie pie are sold here 😁

这里有卖顶顶有名的Fairlie Pie,好吃。

We do a circuit loop of Mt John and took the 2h lakeside walk down, absolutely beautiful.


Awesome cafe on top of Mount John, for the view and experience.


Don't drive up Mount John, take the 1h hike up, it's much more beautiful and satisfying.


First self-cooked dinner in NZ.

纽西兰第一个自煮晚餐,Pesto Pasta.

Full moon tonight, but no stars. My phone can't get a good photo of Good Sheppard Church, and it's freezing cold.

夜间来到Good Sheppard Church想拍个星空照,但没星星,天气非常的冷,只有照亮湖面的明月。

A nice and affordable place to stay, highly recommended. Our dorm room just 4 beds in a room (you get glass door view of the lake), kitchen could get fairly busy but it does have 6x2 stoves.

在Tekapo不错的Hostel, 四人间的Dorm,又落地玻璃看到户外。另外两位没入住,赚到。厨房设施不错,非常忙碌,但没油和香料供应。

Arrived around 6pm and it's freezing cold (6 degree Celsius) and windy (26km/h). It even snow for a few seconds.

Luckily the rain stop and the sun shine, but it's still madly cold and windy.

The lake, the flowers and the snow cap mountain highlighted by the sun is a priceless combination.

Didn't manage to hike up Mt. John due to the weather and time limit, pray for good luck tomorrow.


Bought a 230g gas canister for NZD6.