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Old 05-03-2017, 10:51 PM   #1171
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Wow. Really nice !



View from purple peak.
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Old 05-03-2017, 10:54 PM   #1172
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Hehe. Don't believe cuz u look 15 or what other reason

Great to hear that everything works out perfect. I'm so looking forward to my turn soon :-)

R u doing any paid adrenaline activities ?

Overall trip or just in chch? Overall has been great, travelling alone allowed me to expand my comfort zone, meet a lot of ppl and made new friends.

The views here are pretty much mystical, drove down Arthur's pass a couple of days back and it was the best drive ever. Felt like i was being transported into middle earth. The people here are nice too, especially in smaller towns, like you can walk in the street early morning and people would bid you good morning and even cashiers at supermarket would ask you how's your day etc.

I brought a tent and sleeping bag so I can pretty much camp if I can't secure accommodation. So far I feel it's been pretty safe, other campers generally won't disturb you and mostly just make small talks.

Hitchhiking is pretty popular as well, though I probably wouldn't do it. So far I've picked up 4 hitchhikers, they all told me that I'm the first Asian that picked them up

The people I met don't believe me when I said I'm 23 too, quite funny to see their reaction. Oh, and there are a lot of Germans here, all the hostels I've stayed at, I have at least 1 German roommate
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Old 06-03-2017, 02:32 AM   #1173
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I only plan to do skydiving. Bungee and jet boats don't interests me. Most of the stuff I'm doing here costs little to no money
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Old 07-03-2017, 03:30 PM   #1174
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Was camping at mount cook last night, gale force wind swept my tent away, tent was pegged down(6 pegs) with rocks holding the pegs as well. Probably shouldn't have left the tent empty but then I wonder if I leave my pack inside would it be blown away as well... Ended up sleeping inside the car which was super uncomfortable and with rain pelting all night it was terrible..

View in the morning was just as bad, whole mountain was covered in clouds and we could even see a glimpse of it. Did the hooker valley track but the view was disappointing because of the clouds/fog.
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Old 07-03-2017, 05:02 PM   #1175
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Was camping at mount cook last night, gale force wind swept my tent away, tent was pegged down(6 pegs) with rocks holding the pegs as well. Probably shouldn't have left the tent empty but then I wonder if I leave my pack inside would it be blown away as well... Ended up sleeping inside the car which was super uncomfortable and with rain pelting all night it was terrible..

View in the morning was just as bad, whole mountain was covered in clouds and we could even see a glimpse of it. Did the hooker valley track but the view was disappointing because of the clouds/fog.
Raining sucks... means u missed the awesome night view at Mount cook...
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Old 07-03-2017, 10:57 PM   #1176
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Was camping at mount cook last night, gale force wind swept my tent away, tent was pegged down(6 pegs) with rocks holding the pegs as well. Probably shouldn't have left the tent empty but then I wonder if I leave my pack inside would it be blown away as well... Ended up sleeping inside the car which was super uncomfortable and with rain pelting all night it was terrible..

View in the morning was just as bad, whole mountain was covered in clouds and we could even see a glimpse of it. Did the hooker valley track but the view was disappointing because of the clouds/fog.
I have been to NZ twice. I think it rains quite often there, especially around the sounds area. My two days at Mt Cook were sunny but I did a three hour walk to Key Summit at Milford and like you, saw next to nothing. Those planning to walk should know that even if it drizzles, the chance of poor visibility is likely. So think about enjoying the walk if not always the views.
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Old 08-03-2017, 02:27 AM   #1177
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Yup didn't really get to star gaze that night. However the drive out was pretty awesome, had a great view of lake pukaki.
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:45 AM   #1178
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It has been raining on and off in Auckland as well. Gloomy weather

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Old 08-03-2017, 04:24 AM   #1179
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It has been raining on and off in Auckland as well. Gloomy weather
Currently at wanaka, weather today looks good, will be attempting isthmus peak.
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Old 08-03-2017, 08:36 AM   #1180
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spring also always raining?
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:16 PM   #1181
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spring also always raining?
Don't know, its autumn now.

Just did isthmus peak, super tiring since I pretty much ran up and down. Started quite late at 2.45pm and I wanted to get down before it gets dark. Reached the summit at 5.20pm, lepak there till 6 then ran back down. Reached carpark 8.05pm and made it back to town while there's still daylight
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:39 PM   #1182
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Don't know, its autumn now.

Just did isthmus peak, super tiring since I pretty much ran up and down. Started quite late at 2.45pm and I wanted to get down before it gets dark. Reached the summit at 5.20pm, lepak there till 6 then ran back down. Reached carpark 8.05pm and made it back to town while there's still daylight
8pm still got daylight?

during october, if i start same time like u i have to bring torchlight liao
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:40 PM   #1183
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Sunset at 750pm nowadays. Winter is coming...

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Old 08-03-2017, 04:51 PM   #1184
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8pm still got daylight?

during october, if i start same time like u i have to bring torchlight liao
I thought Oct also got more daylight?
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Old 08-03-2017, 05:16 PM   #1185
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Yup nowadays it gets fully dark at around 9
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