Travel Blogs from Queenstown, New Zealand

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From Bungy Jumping to Milford Sound, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

From Bungy Jumping to Milford Sound

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... host Jo, who lives about 20 minutes out of Dunedin in Purakanui. A university city of Scottish heritage, Dunedin, New Zealand's oldest city, possesses a unique combination of cultural riches, fine architecture, and world-famous wildlife reserves on the ...

Bungeeeee, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Bungeeeee

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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... running out of gas along the way) and decided we should find a place to stay first and ended up just a bit outside of Queenstown. We ate some lunch, showered and headed back into town to look into our bungy/swing options. We ended up booking with the AJ ...

Fun Times in Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Fun Times in Queenstown

A travel blog entry by hils

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... we headed out along the road to Glenorchy, another spectacular drive. We enjoyed our lunch at the lakeside before heading back to Queenstown for our big night out, the end of our 2 week road trip before heading back to Dunedin. We started getting ready ...

Elizabeth Rafter, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Elizabeth Rafter

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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Queenstown was mostly a wash out, so not much to say... Our resident dare devil Liz did take the opportunity to conquer Shotover Creek River Rafting and mysteriously remained dry...! ;) - JJ ...

I feel like I'm in Mario Kart!, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

I feel like I'm in Mario Kart!

A travel blog entry by emmafox17

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This morning started off terribly. At 8 I woke up in a mad panic as I realised I should have been up at 6 to catch the bus to Milford Sounds for a day trip. My tablet had completely died and so my alarm just didn't go off - bad times! Fortunately, I was ...

Chilling with my friends in Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Chilling with my friends in Queenstown

A travel blog entry by emmafox17

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My lie in this morning was amazing! It was so lovely not to have to get up early to catch the bus or do an activity but instead I could just chill for as long as I wanted. It was a slow start to the day but once we'd all got up and ready, Michelle, ...

After the relatively easy going trip down ..., Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

After the relatively easy going trip down ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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After the relatively easy going trip down the West Coast, we have hit the adrenalin capital of the world - Queenstown. The centre is a haven of shops and offices all advertising rafting, jet boating, bungy jumping, mountain biking, tramping, skydiving, ...

Magnificent Milford Sounds, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Magnificent Milford Sounds

A travel blog entry by emmafox17

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... , a nice girl from Canada and also saw Phil again who I met a few weeks ago. After the boat trip we took the steady journey back to Queenstown which was pretty boring but the driver put on an interesting documentary so that made the time pass quicker. ...

Adrenalin Madness in Middle Earth, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Adrenalin Madness in Middle Earth

A travel blog entry by bonkers

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... seem to be getting even worse. If there is anywhere better to be on this earth if you are a complete lunatic, than Queenstown; then someone better tell me where it is. Stunt jets, choppers, skydiving planes and parascenders vy for space in the sky above ...

We're alive!!!! we made it through and what ..., Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

We're alive!!!! we made it through and what ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... still on and then it was time to go. I was stupidly wearing my England rugby shirt in preparation for the game against New Zealand on Saturday / Sunday and was promptly told that I would therefore get an extra special dunking. We boarded the bus to ...

Queenstown, centre for activities, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Queenstown, centre for activities

A travel blog entry by directgb

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A couple of film clips to show fun things around Queenstown, and yes, I was actually mad enough to go on the boat! One for Railway Ian here as well. (Anyone got Fyvie's email address for me to send him some ...

Ice Bar Pictures, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Ice Bar Pictures

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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Good fun. ...

Destination Poudreuse, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Destination Poudreuse

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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... to get herself branded - yes you heard me correctly. Apparently branding is illegal in Australia (I wonder why??) but not in New Zealand. There's a shop I saw in Wellington last year advertising "Tattoos and Flesh cutting" which made me laugh when I saw ...

Campers vs. Hostel, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Campers vs. Hostel

A travel blog entry by losbrowns

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Queenstown was just a little stopover since its a must for all tourists...and it started good when we tried to shake it up a little and stay on a hostel parking lot while using the backpacker's amenities instead of sharing a 10sqm area with 6 other ...

EXTREME sports..., Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

EXTREME sports...

A travel blog entry by kimberlysarna

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This place is ridiculous. I actually typed an email to a friend and realized I summed it up pretty well: I am having an amazing time! Today for example, I went with 3 people in the moring, tied a harness around my waist, backed up about 5 feet and ...

Final farewells..kind of, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Final farewells..kind of

A travel blog entry by emmafox17

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... jump site it was a short ride into Queenstown. It is amazing here and I now understand why everybody raves about it. It is New Zealand's adventure capital as there are just so many different kinds of crazy activities you can do both day and night. I have ...

Bungeeeeee!!!, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Bungeeeeee!!!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... Craig ;-p). Yes, we're total woosies. But then we've never been adrenaline junkies. That's not how we get our kicks. Fortunately Queenstown has much more to offer. We loved it! It remember us of ski holidays because of its distinctive ski-town feel: based ...

Out on the town in Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Out on the town in Queenstown

A travel blog entry by romero

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... been pretty cold all day and Andrea had gotten her shopping bug out of her. We went around to pretty much every shop that Queenstown had and Andrea bought herself a couple neat shirts but overall this town is what I would consider Aspen to be, a resort ...

Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Queenstown

A travel blog entry by m-and-c

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... hotel right next to Christchurch Airport ready for our early morning flight to Sydney the next morning. And there you have New Zealand. A stunning country with very friendly people. Thank you to our friends John and Katherine who chauffeured us about ...

Hanging around again, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Hanging around again

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb, video and photos to follow of Pidgeandpies first proper flight in the big blue ...

Queenstown Rotary Meeting, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Queenstown Rotary Meeting

A travel blog entry by romero

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... speech a Rotarian was called up to do the one minute thank you speech and then they sung the national anthem of New Zealand (Frank should try that one) and rang the bell to end the meeting. Afterwards, everyone stayed around continuing conversation for a ...

Our favorite town .........., Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Our favorite town ..........

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Blurb & Video to follow, when we return to Blighty and proper ...

From Fox Glacier to Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

From Fox Glacier to Queenstown

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... lunch. This was enough time to visit the Pancake Rocks. The Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki, are a unique natural attraction on New Zealand's South Island West Coast. Layers of water sculpted limestone, resembling stacks of pancakes, form a fantastic tableau - ...

Quiet day after my high yesterday, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Quiet day after my high yesterday

A travel blog entry by emmafox17

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It's been a pretty quiet day today and I have nothing very exciting to report! I had a bit of a lie in this morning but couldn't sleep in for too long as I had to check out of my room to move to another. Everywhere is fully booked with it being Easter ...

Many bridges to cross, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Many bridges to cross

A travel blog entry by mills01480

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... over it (was dodgy) going down to blue pools of completely clear water, breathetaking if you could get across the bridge !! Queenstown is the centre for adventure activity, we settled for some adventure and some sightseeing as we are getting on a ...

On the way to Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

On the way to Queenstown

A travel blog entry by romero

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... and found out we have wi-fi internet (yay!!), laundry (bigger YAY!), and are about a 5 minute walk from downtown. Yes, Queenstown appears to have a real downtown with shops, restaurants and all kinds of goodies that actually might stay open past 5pm! ...

Fox Glacier to Queenstown, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Fox Glacier to Queenstown

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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... a small golf course with peak views at every turn.  That night we made a huge pot of chili and sipped some more fine New Zealand wine with it. Packing up the tent took longer than it should have and we stopped for a couple (who we'd met earlier) ...

I'm gonna say WOW!, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

I'm gonna say WOW!

A travel blog entry by woggley

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... and outdoor activity gear just because of everything there is to do round here. To top it off it has one of the top golf courses in New Zealand just down the road, unfortunately it was too expensive for me, I had to play the cheap one you can see in the ...

Adrenaline Junkie, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Adrenaline Junkie

A travel blog entry by emmafox17

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... I was laughing all the way through. It was an amazing experience and would 100% do it again tomorrow!   When I got back to Queenstown it was almost dark so I went to get dominos and have just chilled in my dorm for the rest of the evening because I ...

Anzac Day, Queenstown, New Zealand travel blog

Anzac Day

A travel blog entry by romero

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... asking them to count down before I jumped - but they said that was for bungy-losers :) So they finally did a typical New Zealand countdown - Lamb, Mutton, SHEEP!!! And then I jumped backwards! The rush was much better than expected - falling backwards, ...

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