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Tuesday 28th - Our last day in Queenstown,
We started the day by doing the weeks washing, After the chores we walked from our hotel downtown to the Queenstown Gardens, Their gardens are lovely and being the beginning of spring all the lovely trees and flowers were in bloom. We have visited Bowral in New South Wales
but at the wrong time of …
... was the sun was slowly setting over the mountain range while leaving most of the road in the shade a spot that we could get to that would still be in the sun. That was the spot I was going to ask Lucy to marry me! We drove down Lucy still unsure why I wanted to go there so much. I pulled the car over which I left running as I was too excited/nervous and headed over to this spot I thought would be the one. The middle ...
... on the stream that looked so pleasant we decided to have a lazy day and spend the night there, with the intention of doing the pass as a day hike. Plans changed again that night. We only had a fly to sleep under, and the sandflies were very bad. Also, Liam’s feet had been acting up, and the weather so far had been clear blue and 29 C, so really too hot to be hiking in treeless valleys. So, plans changed again, and we decided to ...
... need to be done by helicopter- and the cloud was much too thick that day! We went to the local kiwi sanctuary which was really interesting (and indoors!). They had lots of information displayed as well as a dark walk through area where you could see some of the young kiwi they had hatched. Because we had brought 'behind the scene' passes we were taken into the back with one of the conservationist who gave us a talk on their breeding program. They remove ...
... cloths etc on their bikes, when I think of going up and down those steep hills I can't help but think that there are easier and better ways to see New Zealand. we came across 2 landslide and had to wait for the men to clear the road, was a bit dangerous as I didn't know whether there would be any more as we drove round and thru the mountains, there were signs saying beware of landslides.
Tonight we are staying at the Lake Hawea Hotel, and have awesome views of the lake.