Saturday 11 February 2023

Holiday in Queenstown


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.