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.
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.
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.
When we did get into our unit, I took a few shots from the balcony.
A closer look (telephoto) shows the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage Steamship (more later).
Also we could see the paragliders jumping off the top of the mountain.
The next morning we took a drive to Arrowtown, an old gold mining town. The gold these days is tourists.
I really like the trees in Australia and New Zealand.
One of the highlights of the drive were the views.
After wandering around Arrowtown we continued on to Wanaka.
The next day we took the TSS Earnslaw to a high country sheep farm.
They had a sheep-shearing demo but Julie and I just went for a walk.
Today was rain day so we did some washing and then went out for a nice dinner once the rain stopped.
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.