We started our journey at 8am, amazed at the frosted grass! pic of our hostel and car:
DH gave me some of his great shots, but on 2nd thoughts, I’m going to use mine
which were taken with the old Lumix:
SMZ in “Middle Earth”:
We stopped at this place for a late breakfast:
White coffee (the Kiwis call it “Flat white”) cost us NZ$4:
The coffee tasted great, or was it because I was freezing?
DH opted for cappucino and egg sandwich:
The sceneries that we came across were really fantastic.
We imagined ourselves to be in “Middle Earth”
We checkedinto Hippo Lodge Backpackers, this time (after 2 nights of 2pax/room hostel room) we chose the ensuite:
Soon after checking in, we walked to downtown Queenstown. View from near our lodge towards the town:
Once downtown, I found a shop that sells knitting wools:
I bought 2 skeins (of 100g each) of “Touch” merino mohair and plus a few others. I initially thought that i’d come across more of such shops but to find later that I didn’t
Queenstown is definitely a tourist destination:
The view of The Remarkables (the background mountains where there’s a ski resort) from the lake is really remarkable:
We also found a shop that sells halal kebabs where DH bought our dinner:
It was still quite early, so on the way back to the lodge, we detoured to the Gondola station, and ended up taking a ride
But on the way, we saw a mini-bungy jumping corner (very well-designed to train kids?):
View from above was spectacular:
I saw a few bungy-jumping sessions:
For each session, as I watched the jump, I could feel my own feet feeling lighter!
I have a lot more pix taken from the tower, but this post is long enough, so I’d better stop now
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This page is still in progress so there are (pix) more to come!
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