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... site was also home to 'peak viewpoint' which is apparently one of the best viewpoints in the area where you can see the peaks of all the surrounding mountains and glaciers. Despite the rain it was still impressive! If we thought the view of the Southern Alps was impressive in the rain it was nothing compared to the view when we looked out our campervan window at half seven in the morning. The sun was just rising over the mountains and there wasn't a cloud in the sky. Not a ...
... two tour buses of tourists…it was a BUSY track!
Fantail Falls 0.2 km
Lovely fan-shaped waterfall
Haast Pass Lookout Track 3.5 km (1 hour, consistent incline to the top)
Blue Pools 1.5 km
Easy walk through forest to a swing bridge that overlooks the pools at the Blue River's mouth.
Cameron Lookout 1 km
Nice views of the ...
Queenstown is a scenic town town nestled on the mountain side with views of gorgeous Lake Wakapitu which is surrounded by the Southern Alps. It originally was settled by Europeans, then became a mining town with a large Chinese population. After the mining industry settled down. It was a sleepy town until skiing became a tourist destination. It is like an alpine village with lots of shopping and thrilling adventures to take in. The Gondola took us ...
... the Rob Roy Glacier in Mount Aspiring National Park, Mount Cook and stargazing in Lake Tekapo, one of 3 of the worlds outstanding darkness sights. The last weekend in January welcomed the Gibbston Wine Festival and Summer Concert - which we thought rude not to attend. The 70's and 80's bands including Three Dog Night, Heart and Foreigner were not exactly our cup of tea, however we enjoyed some of the songs and the sunshine and ...
... decided to drop our big bags and do a side trip up the Rob Roy Glacier valley. It turns out this is a deservedly popular day trip, with quick access to an alpine valley where glaciers oozed over the mountainsides above us while waterfalls crashed down all around. We ate lunch on a boulder, elbowing for space with the other 270-odd people up there that day. That's definitely a new record for the most people we’ve seen in the ...
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