我自独行独行客Lake Tekapo: The second largest lake in the northern part of the McKinch Basin, which flows from north to south, is recharged by the Drey River (Godley River), which is 700 meters above sea level and has a watershed area of 83 square kilometers. Located between Christchurch and Queenstown, the famous tourist city on New Zealand's South Island, lies in the heart of the Cook Mountain Basin and MacKenzie.
Stephen SchreckMany dream about visiting Antarctica but never get the chance to visit. However, the International Antarctic Centre lets you come a little closer to that dream. A wonderful way to get a small glimpse of what the unexplored continent is like, at the International Antarctic Centre, you will discover the landscape and wildlife of this mesmerizing slice of the world. You will also learn about the impact humans are having on Antarctica. Perhaps the best part of the museum is the Snow and Ice Experience. There, visitors can play on icy slides, feel what it’s like in an Antarctic storm, or take a cold-water plunge.
Situated at Methven, with the nearest town at Christchurch, Mt Hutt Ski Resort offers a full alpine experience with incredible views of the Canterbury Plains.
You can choose to self drive your way up to the resort if your car is equipped with right snow chain equipment, but if you’re not like me, there is a shuttle bus from Methven to bring visitors up.
As it’s my first time doing snowboarding and skiing, we sign up for a one day crash course to learn the basics. And indeed it’s a whole day of “crashing our butt” on the snowy floor 😂 Jokes aside, the instructors were super friendly and helpful, and I’ve definitely learnt a lot during the lessons!
Overall it was a really fun experience and even for those who doesn’t want to engage in the snow activities, I would still recommend anyone who is interested in playing or watching “snow” to visit the place!
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Haupapa / Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand, and one of several large glaciers which flow south and east towards the Mackenzie Basin from the Southern Alps in New Zealand's South Island. At 23.5 kilometres (14.6 mi) in length, Tasman Glacier is still New Zealand's longest glacier, despite shrinking considerably from the 1990s onwards.It is as much as 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) wide and 600 metres (2,000 ft) thick, and lies entirely within the borders of Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. The glacier covers an area of 101 square kilometres (39 sq mi) and starts at a height of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level.
Lake Tekapo is in the South Island of New Zealand. It's fringed by the Southern Alps and known for its turquoise colour. At its southern end, in Lake Tekapo township, is the stone Church of the Good Shepherd. The lake is part of the Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve, with low light pollution. The lake is fed at its northern end by both the braided Godley River and Macauley river, which have their sources in the Southern Alps to the north. The snow melt from the Southern Alps is tinged with a light turquoise colour from the glacial silt.This gives Lake Tekapo its distinctive colour. To the east of Lake Tekapo lies the Two Thumb range with Mount Toby (2222m); Braun Elwert Peak (2086m); Dobson Peak (2095m) and Mount Maude (1797m) amongst the mountains over looking Lake Tekapo. On the western side of Lake Tekapo.
Aoraki / Mount Cook is the highest mountain in New Zealand. Its height, as of 2014, is listed as 3,724 metres. It lies in the Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, the mountain range which runs the length of the South Island. A popular tourist destination, it is also a favourite challenge for mountain climbers. Aoraki / Mount Cook consists of three summits: from south to north, the Low Peak (3,593 m or 11,788 ft), the Middle Peak (3,717 m or 12,195 ft) and the High Peak. The summits lie slightly south and east of the main divide of the Southern Alps / Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, with the Tasman Glacier to the east and the Hooker Glacier to the southwest.
Kaikoura is a coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. It’s known for its abundant wildlife and its sperm whale population. The Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway winds from the town centre to lookout points at Point Kean. Close by, the rock platforms are home to a colony of New Zealand fur seals.
Valletta, The Fortress City, Citta' Umilissima, "a city built by gentlemen for gentlemen" is Malta's capital city: a living, working city, the administrative and commercial heart of the Islands. Valletta is named after its founder, the respected Grand Master of the Order of St. John, Jean Parisot de la Valette. The magnificent fortress city grew on the arid rock of Mount Sceberras peninsula, which rises steeply from two deep harbours, Marsamxett and Grand Harbour. Started in 1566, Valletta was completed, with its impressive bastions, forts and cathedral, in the astonishingly short time of 15 years, even more remarkable is considering the fact that mechanical tools did not exist at the time and the whole city was built entirely by hand.
Valletta is abundantly rich in sites to see and explore, intriguing historical buildings around every corner: votive statues, niches, fountains and coats of arms high up on parapets. Narrow side streets are full of tiny quaint shops and cafés, while Valletta's main streets are lined with larger international branded shops for fashion, music, jewellery and much more.
The best way to get around and see the most, from your visit to Valletta, is on foot and although the things to do & see are many, a good start and definitely not to be missed are Valletta's beautiful gardens. The Upper Barrakka Gardens, Hastings Gardens & the Lower Barrakka Gardens are just three of the most popular ones, however on further exploration many more hidden gardens can be discovered. From the Upper Barrakka Gardens it is also possible to see the Saluting Battery as well as take the lift down the bastions to sea level.
St John's co-Cathedral & museum are definitely not to be missed, this elaborately adorned church is home to world famous artistic masterpieces by Caravaggio and Mattia Preti. Apart from beautiful Baroque churches other places of interest include the various grandmaster auberges, piazzas & museums.
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Christchurch Park is a historical area of rolling lawns, wooded areas, and delicately created arboreta close to the town centre in Ipswich, Suffolk. The park hosts various facilities such as a children's play area, tennis courts, table tennis, bowling greens and outdoor gym equipment. The distinguished Tudor house, Christchurch Mansion, is located at the parks southern entrance and holds a public museum and art gallery. The park belonged to various noble families as private land throughout its history but was purchased by the Ipswich Borough Council in 1894 and opened as the town's first public park in 1895
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Lake Tekapo is a small town located at the southern end of the lake of the same name in the inland South Island of New Zealand.
Yep, Lake Tekapo is literally one of the best places in the world for stargazing. It’s part of the Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve which means it is recognised on an international scale for its pristine stargazing conditions. You can enjoy the stars by simply hopping into your car, getting out of town, finding a safe place to pull over, and stargazing away from artificial lights.
HOW TO GO TO NEW ZEALAND
From Jakarta: Garuda Indonesia, Malaysia Airlines, Qantas, Jetstar open the route Jakarta–Auckland or Jakarta–Wellington (with transit). Duration: +/-10 hours (not including transit).
From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines or British Airways fly to Aukcland or Wellington and transit in Australia.