Lake Wakatipu

Trip Start Nov 01, 2012
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Trip End Mar 06, 2013


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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Saturday, January 12, 2013

A lazy start to the day taking advantage of a 5* campsite, sunshine and internet. We bimbled around Queenstown where K picked up 200 worth of Kathmandu outdoor clothes for 40 – not sure where this will go in the already bursting baggage allowance. Perhaps it will get shipped home as the last parcel only took 4 days. Queenstown is a great place, as always, spotlessly clean and it contrasts tranquil beauty with the country's main adventure centre. It has a deep blue lake hemmed in by craggy mountains and Queenstown and the surrounding area boasts the highest concentration of Lord of The Rings film locations.  We watched the rugby finals before driving up the Glenorchy road and bedding down by Lake Wakatipu.  Awesome evening views of a mountain sunset over the lake followed by the usual brilliant display of stars.
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