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Travel Blogs from Queenstown
... of the shops because I've been worried that I don't have warm enough clothes. Walking around the shops here is like being a kid in a candy store - there are so many shops that are just like REI but with all these different brands we don't really get much of in the US. It's great but also sort of terrible because of course everything is super expensive.
Ry and I went to the grocery store last to get food supplies for our trek. We also ...
Although we once again woke to rain this morning, it cleared up almost immediately and we were blessed with a final day of fine summer weather.
We had been vaguely planning to book a 4WD tour of the local area that would point us to various LOTR film locations, but we decided we'd rather go explore on our own.
We first headed to Arrowtown, a goldmining town of yore that is now a quaint tourist stop. We wandered up and down a few of the streets and had a drink ...
... about 5 hrs to get to Milford but the scenery along the way is sooo worth it. In fact National Geographic voted it the most scenic route in the world! Unfortunately it was a bit nippy the day we went so majority of the photos you will find me in a wooly bobble hat purchased from a fine NZ souvenir shop .... Sarah bought a scarf and Miriam got socks! Arriving in Milford you board the boat directly and on board for about 2 hours. You sail around beautiful ...
... raced at at least 100 mph and experiencing 360* turns we had to stop to wait for the other jet to pass us we got Andy's life story. 99% of the New Zealanders we have met are so friendly and just want to talk, are genuinely interested in where you come from and usually have some story to tell and if not they always give advice on where to go , what to do and where to visit. The ex pats are worse they just want to talk about everything. Anyway I can't tell you ...
... which was 9 weeks old!) the fully grown female kiwi we saw was very active and funny, bumbling about all the time and foraging by sticking its long beak into pretty much everything! The chick was a lot calmer :) We also saw a couple of kea which are apparently very cheeky and in the wild they chew up rubber such as walking boot soles and they can rip up tent zips! Thankfully the one we were in the cage with was more interested in the seeds ...
Other places to stay in Queenstown
377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $154
Corner Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $107
- Great central location
- Great spot!
- Not bad but make sure you have a printout of your reservation
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- A fabulous anniversary
- Great position, wonderful views
- OK for the price
Corner Frankton Road And Stanley Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- We had a lovely stay
- Had a lovely stay
- A large hotel with little atmosphere
Beach Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Great hotel in great location
- Modern hotel in Queenstown
- Amazing hotel.....
Sainsbury Road 9197, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $78
91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Good and bad at the Heritage
- An Alpine retreat from the bustle of Queenstown
- Noisy neighbours spoilt the stay.
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $87
8 Duke St, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $206
- Un hôtel confortable et super bien situé
- Angenehmer Aufenthalt in erstklassiger Lage
- First Class
27 Stanley St, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $72
- Mehr kann man nicht verlangen
- Couldn't ask for more.
- Sehr schönes Hotel mit tollem Ausblick auf den See
594 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $83
110 Frankton Rd, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $137
554-558 Frankton road, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $74
171 - 179 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $107
146 Arthur's Point Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $100
- Good but how did it make gold?
- Have never had such a bad experience
- Very disappointed
35 Melbourne Street, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $93
2 Beetham St, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $149
1 Melbourne Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $104
139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $89
21 Robins Rd, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $228
Corner Gorge Road, Queenstown | Hotelfrom $122
Cnr Isle and Brecon St, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $364
26 Isle St, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $218
- A great place for a honeymoon
- Excellent B&B in Queenstown!
- Dont be misled by the facade