Amber Wyatt's Bucket List – NZ, Part II
“I'm someone who's always had a bucket list miles long. For some reason - New Zealand was never high on this list. Of course I’d heard of how beautiful the country was, but I wanted to go somewhere with different scenery, culture and language; somewhere that would make me go ‘wow’.
While English is the main language in New Zealand and the culture is similar to that here in Australia - I was mesmerised by the South Island's rolling green hills and clear blue lakes. The stunning scenery and crisp clean air is unlike anywhere else in the world,” says Amber, still on a high from her latest trip.
Amber discovered the picturesque town of Te Anau - the gateway to Fiordland National Park. During her stay, she takes an eye-opening trip through stunning 'Doubtful Sound' National Park with Real Journeys while looking chic in the Pure Mountain Matterhorn women's jacket in black. Karl tagged along for the ride and rocked the Pure Mountain Everest men's jacket in notice. Check out her short video diary below:
Here are Amber’s tips for anyone visiting Te Anau for a few nights.
“Where to stay: Fiordland Lakeview Motel and Apartments was recommended to us by friends. They're big self-contained apartments directly overlooking the lake, only a short stroll from the centre of town.
Where to eat: Redcliff Cafe - I found this baby on trip advisor (I love trip advisor) and was certainly not disappointed. Don't let the word 'cafe' fool you, this restaurant has a reputation of being the best in town. It serves up all the local favourites like venison, hare and scrumptious cheeses - matched with a range of local, Central Otago and NZ wines. With the great food, wine and cosy fireplace setting - I didn't want to leave.
What to do: Again, I found this little gem on trip advisor - although it's easy to stumble across when strolling through town. The Fiordland Cinema is a small boutique cinema showing not only mainstream movies, but a half-hour documentary style production on the beauty of the area. There's no dialogue, but from a cinematographic perspective it was quite amazing. Attached to the cinema is also a cosy bar called, 'Black Dog Bar'. Perfect for a pre-show drink or nibbles by the fire.”
And if you have time amongst all the excitement of your trip, Amber reckons a visit to the Glowworm Caves is a 'must-do'!
Follow Amber as she discovers more hidden gems around the world at www.amberwyatt.com.au