|Lagoon walk at Glenorchy|
|Looking over Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu|
|Sunset at Lake Hayes|
|Historic miner's cottages - Arrowtown|
|Chinese miners cottage|
|Tree in the Lake - Wanaka|
Last month The Scout and I celebrated out 25th wedding anniversary. We decided to celebrate with a
no children, week away in Queenstown (somewhere I have never visited) in the South Island.
It's about a 1.5 hour flight from Auckland, and I was amazed at the views of the mountains and ranges as we flew in to Queenstown. Such a different landscape from Auckland.
Day 1: After picking up our rental car, we drove out to Glenorchy, the scenery was absolutely stunning. Blue skies, calm waters, mountain ranges everywhere I looked.
Day 2: A visit to a local lavender farm, then onto explore Queenstown township and a trip up the gondolas for amazing views.
Day 3: We caught up with friends, and went out to the historic Cardrona Hotel for lunch, The beautiful lake Hayes with afternoon and sunset views.
Day 4: Explored historic Arrowtown, and the old Chinese settlement. Highlight of the day was the Shotover Jet boat road up the Shotover Canyon.
Day 5: A trip out to Wanaka, caught up with my cousin who lives there, and visited the famous tree in the lake, which unfortunately due to low lake levels is currently a tree out of the lake. Driving home through very wet but beautiful conditions.
I had a lovely holiday, it was such a beautiful place to explore in summer, not sure how I'd cope with the cold winter conditions though.