NZ Travel: In and around Queenstown (part 2)

(April 22-26, 2014)

Although I’ve been to Queenstown before already (previous post here), it’s the type of place that I don’t mind going back to just because it’s an ideal place to go to for relaxation and nature-lovers..

IMG_8521.jpgThis time there was no agenda lined up and I would just decide the day before or on the day what me and my parents felt like doing. Here’s some highlights from our trip to Queenstown.. If you’re taking a plane to Queenstown and happen to be sitting at the window seat.. Just look out.. the landscape views you see just show you how varied the landscape of this area is.. If you have the money to get a helicopter ride in the South Island, do so because it’s well worth the money! IMG_8515.jpgIMG_8489.jpg Although it’s my 2nd time here, I love just walking by the harbourside next to Lake Wakatipu and the view of the Remarkables mountains.. IMG_8550.jpg

 As a daytrip, you can take either the Milford sound or Doubtful sound cruise.  Personal opinion though is to take the Milford Sound.

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IMG_8610.jpgWe took the both in consecutive days, and I just found the Doubtful sound too long a trip in order to get to the cruise part. Within Queenstown, you can take the gondola ride up to the Skyline..IMG_8723.jpgFor adrenalin-seekers there’s the bungee jump here..

While in winter you can go for snow related activities like skiing!

I know there’s also a dinner with Maori show here, but we didn’t get to try that one so I’m not sure if it’s any good.

And in between enjoying the sights, just randomly walking around the town to try various restaurants.. The most popular one here is the Fergburger, which at the moment is available only in Queenstown (so expect looooong queues).

Then there’s some seafood and chips at Aggy’s shack by the pier

And love the brunch dishes here at Vudu cafe

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