Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel
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There are quite a few Lord of the Rings filming locations around Queenstown area - so off we headed to see what we could see, geek time for Glenn. We went to an ancient beech forest (lothlorien in the films), then we drove down the lake (over the river Dart) passed Mount Earnslaw (opening scene of the two towers), stopped for a pie in Queenstown, then ...
Following advice from our “South Island travel consultants” (Bobby and Nades ;-)) it was time to head to Queenstown, actually Arrowtown was our true destination, but who's heard of Arrowtown? ;-) It's all I'm hearing as I write - residents, and rellies of residents, are often heard to say exactly that! So we drove from Dunedin via Milton where we stopped off for coffee and discovered the most bogan town of New Zealand so far. Coffee wasn’t too good ...
... had done it and were glad we had egged them on, thank goodness!!
After all the excitement we went back down into Queenstown Gardens and had a very pleasant walk around the bottom of Lake Wakatipu, which I now discover is 48 miles long, and watched the speed boats whizzing around, a paraglider attached to a boat floating along the lake and landing on the deck and frisby golfers playing on the specially designed course. A nice ...
... capital of the world, Queenstown. Queenstown is a really pretty town. We took a cruise around the lake and were amazed at how clear the water was, it turns out it is one of the purest lakes in the world, hence it's clarity. One afternoon we took the gondola up the mountain to see spectacular views over the town. As part of our ticket we were given 5 runs of the luge which was up there. Given Mum's face on the gondola ride (not a fan of highest) I was certain we would be giving ...
... kept asking me if I liked it. I could not answer them yes. I was mostly still mad at myself for putting myself through that. Really, why would anyone pay $275 to make themselves miserably shaking scared? What does it prove? Probably just that you are an idiot.
Back on solid ground I got a look at the video taken of my jump preparation, jump as well as the still shots. Although there was no sound, I could see all the f bombs I ...