There is so much to do in Queenstown,bungee from both the original(Kawaru River 43 Metres) n biggest (Nevis at 134 metres) in Australasia, parachute off the mountain, jet boat across the lake or ride the rapids. So, we have had a lovely 5 days relaxing,eating delicious food,drinking Sauvigion n genuinely taking in the incredible n beautiful scenery. We have a great hotel with a pool,gym n room all overlooking the beautiful Lake Wakatipu so vast,clear n turquoise blue, amazing! In winter this is a ski resort n many of the main bars n restaurants are original buildings from the 1800's when this was a Gold Rush town. NZ people are extremely friendly, so helpful n good fun...so we obviously fit in great! We spent one day taking the Gondola n then a chair lift up the highest peak...Bex's 1st experience of both.
I love Queenstown! After our 6 hour drive and not seeing a soul we thought it was going to a v quiet place which didnt mind but infact it's a lively litte town full of individual bars and restaurants ranging from modern upmarket to quaint, cosy pubs with roaring fires in the evening when it's gets slightly chilly! People sunbathe by the lake or for the more adventurous there is plenty to do! The most adventurous we got was taking a gondola and at the top taking a ride on the luge! I was embaressingly slow the first time, even a mother with her baby overtook me, So I stepped up a gear the next time and didn't let anyone pass and I wizzed round the beginners scenic route! In the evening we went for dinner at Prime rest' which looks out over the lake and then to a bar called The Bunker which had a few DJs from England so was good music. Carl Cox was in town too who was playing in a local bar but as it only held 200 we cldnt get a ticket. For a small town there is a lot going on but it's laid back and friendly and even thou they think it's busy it's not at all. Could easily have stayed a week here.