Queenstown & Surrounds
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The Queenstown area has something for everyone, from adrenaline-packed adventures to wineries, nature walks and spas, and we experienced all of these things.
We did some wine-tasting at the wineries of the Cromwell area, our favorite being Mt Difficulty wines with its wonderful views. While in Cromwell we also visited the Cromwell heritage precinct, a village dating back to the gold rush of the 1860’s.
Cromwell Heritage Precinct
We also stopped into Arrowtown, another gold rush village, for some shopping and coffee.
The drive along Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown to Glenorchy had spectacular scenery. Once in Glenorchy we headed to the much photographed pier.
In Queenstown we took the Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak, where we raced each other on the Luge tracks.
Afterwards we went on the Shotover Jet, which races through the Shotover River Canyons at up to 90km/hr.
After all that adrenaline we relaxed at the Onsen Hot Pools, where we had our own pool overlooking the Shotover River at sunset.
And who cannot go to Queenstown without a legendary Fergburger? Each time we passed this burger joint, the line was down the street, with minimum 30-minute wait for a burger!
Next stop Milford Sound!!!!!