Fox Glacier - Haast Pass - Cromwell - Queenstown

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Breathtakingly Beautiful

Early morning we drove for the 2nd time to Lake Matheson. Niza, Na and Saadan prefered to wait at the car park and enjoyed the Mt view from there as they remembered the 20 minutes walk to get there and another 20 minutes on return. Abang Yusuf and I rushed to the viewing platform, we basically jogged. Phew!!

We were spellbound by the Magnificent Views in front of us. Majestic Mt Cook & Mt Tasman with no cloud surrounding it and no ripple on the water surface of the lake creating an exact mirror image of the Peaks.  Alhamdulillah ��" Our praise and prayer to Allah the Almighty  for giving us the opportunity. My words cannot justify  the extraordinary  beauty of nature, just look at the photos we took.

Continuing our journey to the next destination - Queenstown.

Cromwell

We stopped by at

- Knights Point->  Splendid scenery.

-Haast Pass ->  should not miss the view from the bridge with the river and mountain as background

-Cromwell -> Na really looked forward for apple picking experience. Its her childhood dream. Back home whenever the fruits season arrived, we will go back to our hometown to enjoy the season to the fullest ��" Durian, Rambutan, Mangosteen, Mango, Duku, Dokong, Pulasan, Langsat, Rambai, Cempedak, Jackfruit etc. We were fortunate enough that one of the orchards we visited (Jackson Orchards) offered guided visit. A very nice Auntie explained to us the varieties of fruits they planted there and how to pluck, clean and package it.

Bungee jumping birthplace
She showed and let all of us try to use a special vehicle to reach the apples at the top of tree. What an experience, we were like kids having fun with massive toys. The smaller apples  are much sweeter and juicier than the striking red  one. But for photo taking the red ones are better.

-Kawarau Bridge ��"> The birthplace of Bungee Jumping

In Queenstown we stayed at  Sherwood Manor Hotel for 2 nights. Located 4 km from the town center, on a small hill, overlooking  Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountain Range. From the living room we could have direct view of the lake and even there was an access door to benches outside. We noticed only several units have the luxury of this exquisite setting and view. We were lucky again. After checking in and having short rest we went out to the town, visited Hard Rock Café (adding my HRC  Shirts collection), shopped for souvenirs,  booked paragliding package and half day 4x4 Lord of The Ring Tour with Nomad Safari

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Breathtakingly Beautiful
Breathtakingly Beautiful
Cromwell
Cromwell
Bungee jumping birthplace
Bungee jumping birthplace
Lake Matheson
Lake Matheson
Abg Yusuf and I
Abg Yusuf and I
View from the car park
View from the car park
Knights Point
Knights Point
Lake Hawea
Lake Hawea
Haast River
Haast River
Saadan & I
Saadan & I
Makan roti with sardin and telur..…
Makan roti with sardin and telur.…
Where we do apple picking! Jackson…
Where we do apple picking! Jackso…
Friendly Auntie.
Friendly Auntie.
Na & Niza
Na & Niza
Uyooo... tingginya...!! Tak gayat …
Uyooo... tingginya...!! Tak gayat…
Walnut tree
Walnut tree
At the cashier - weighing apples
At the cashier - weighing apples
The bridge
The bridge
Guess who?
Guess who?
Wanna take a plunge
Wanna take a plunge
Tenguk je lah... sebab none of us …
Tenguk je lah... sebab none of us…
Eii... seram lah.
Eii... seram lah.
Hard Rock Cafe Queenstown
Hard Rock Cafe Queenstown
Cromwell
photo by: RH122