The Spire Queenstown
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- Room service
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The adventure capitol Queenstown is known as, however the first part of the week we certainly didn't see it as that. Mostly because we were too hungover. After eventually getting up Ryan and I planned on playing the free disc golf. After rounding up a small army including a few if the Irish girls who drink as if there's no end to the barrel, we ended up playing Scrumpy golf which is the normal game just severely intoxicated. I ...
... were flung about so much more, and also got a bit wetter! The driver was a bit more experience so got even closer to the rocks!
Got off the boat and went to see out pictures and video, but the video from the second trip hadn’t worked. We got the first trips video and second trips pictures, as it as better!
Got the Shoover bus back into town and went across the road for a famous Fergburger!
We had to wait in a queue for about 10 minutes ...
... 5.7 km from town which wasn't ideal. The company have three sites and we were by far the furthest from town but I guess that's what choosing a ' bargain' rate gets you! So into town to wander, spot the hostel on the Main Street where I'd stayed previously and would have done again but for the lack of car parking! We enjoyed fish and chips- yes Helen again as we like them! -sitting in the sun by the lake watching the world go by. We caught the early ...
... ranges loom majestically over it all.
The area is mainly known for it’s amazing walks the most famous of which is the Routeburn Trek. Unfortunately to walk the whole 33km you have to book huts or campsites 6 months or more ahead which we couldn’t do, so we did a day walk up to the highest point where the best views were and back down. Another really tough trek, but walking up past the tramping huts, round Lake Harris and over Harris saddle gave ...
... thundering" but since it didn't rain for a while , they were not that powerful. The Sound is one of Nz's largest sounds (3 times the length and 10 time the area of Milford, where we are headed tomorrow). Doubtful is technically a fiord, carved by glaciers. It is complicated to get to. Even Captain Cook only observed it from off the coast in 1770, because he was doubtful the winds in the Sound will be able to blow the ship back to sea. The Sound is ...