From previous post Freezing trip at Te Anau and Milford Sound

Back from magnificent Milford Sound on afternoon and heading straight back to Queenstown city. Since it already daylight, we can enjoy flora and fauna along the road we missed from early morning. Road view in dark and bright is total different. And this time we can see the road a bit frosty.

Stopping a while at Fiordland National Park lake and then straight to Te Anau town for having lunch. We buy lunch/food pack at Fresh Choice. Fresh Choice offer quite a lot of food pack and consumer variety. Then we stop at Te Anau Lake to having lunch at the lake side. Its another beautiful lake and we enjoying eating there.

lake at Fiordland National Park
Te Anau Lake
another beautiful Te Anau lake

Once our tummy satisfied with the food, the journey continue and next stop is Devil Staircase, nearby Queenstown. I think this my favourite spot after Milford Sound. Fantastic, all blue, clear crystal water. All in one. If it not because of  winter and the water is so cold, I might have a bath here.

Staircase Devil at Lake Wakatipu

From Kingston point, its part of Lake Wakatipu to Queenstown is just around 30 minute. And we arrived just nice with sunset. Our next and last accommodation is PineWood Lodge.

Kingston Road

Review PineWood Lodge

  • Room are nice and neat
  • Lots of block from room with kitchen to backpackers room
  • Quiet and peaceful
  • Lots of parking
Pinewood Lodge

Once we have our dinner in room, we go to town again for another round to  explore, sightseeing and buy some souvenir (in freezing night).

Early morning. Last day before we catching flight on afternoon. We heading to Arrowtown. This time its different landscape, from lake almost the time, now its more to hill and seeing tree with colorful leaves is another unforgettable moment. But despite all this beautiful places,  we are so freezing. Its -3 degree. Hand are always in pocket except when taking picture.  There are Historic Chinese Settlement village here.

Chinese Settlement Village


Now the trip almost at the end, from Arrowtown, we straight to Queenstown airport to return our lovely Jucy rental car. Luckily our flight boarding on time so we can catch up our 4 hours buffer time for our next flight from Auckland back to Kuala Lumpur.

Beauty Te Anau – Lake Wakatipu and Staircase Devil
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