Queenstown

We’re still here but it was mostly raining today with the same forecast for tomorrow so I thought I would get this out.

Luckily I had a window seat when we flew into Queenstown so I was able to take a few shots from the airplane window.

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While we were waiting to check-in we wandered around downtown. Queenstown is noted for being the centre for extreme activities. The first thing we saw was a guy doing a water jet-walking stunt in the harbour. He was at it for almost an hour.

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Julie indicated that she wasn’t all that interested in doing that particular activity so we moved on. Here’s a photo take as we wandered along the water front.

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When we did get into our unit, I took a few shots from the balcony.

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A closer look (telephoto) shows the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Steamship (more later).

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Also we could see the paragliders jumping off the top of the mountain.

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The next morning we took a drive to Arrowtown, an old gold mining town. The gold these days is tourists.

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I really like the trees in Australia and New Zealand.

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One of the highlights of the drive were the views.

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After wandering around Arrowtown we continued on to Wanaka.

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The next day we took the TSS Earnslaw to a high country sheep farm.

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They had a sheep-shearing demo but Julie and I just went for a walk.

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Today was rain day so we did some washing and then went out for a nice dinner once the rain stopped.

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Tomorrow it is supposed to rain again but we are hoping to get a hike in and go up on the Gondola. We’ll see.

Tuesday (Monday in Canada) we head to Nelson – the centre of the Marlborough wine country in New Zealand.

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