Queenstown - New Zealand

Trip Start Jan 15, 2011
Trip End Sep 15, 2011

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Lakeview Campsite

Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Monday, April 25, 2011

In the afternoon we drove from Arrowtown to Queenstown through all the wineries at the bases of the valleys. We went for a walk up the steepest hill to get a panoramic view of Queenstown. Queenstown is famous for its activities, such as bunjy jumping, skydiving, jet boats along the Arrow River, skiing and many more adrenaline pumping activities. Queenstown is small with only about 10,000 people living there, but during high season this can peak to about 20,000.

After a hard walk up and down the hill we went for a well deserved burger. We got a takeaway from the famous Ferg Burger restaurant. Probably the best burger restaurant we both have ever tasted. We set the campervan table up, bought a bottle of red wine and sat eating the 100% New Zealand beef burger and chips watching the clouds come over across Lake Wakatipu.

Early in morning we went shopping to stock up on warm clothing at Queenstowns small shopping streets and took in the views over Lake Wakatipu.

The campsites we had been staying so far all ranged from basic campsites, with just toilets, showers and no electricity to 5* campsites, with spas, kitchens and satellite TV. Since our fist couple of cold nights sleep we have made sure that we have had power sites so we can plug our heater in and not freeze during the night. As most people at these campsites go to bed once it gets dark (about 8-9pm) they all get up early. You can see them all in their dressing gowns and slippers as they walk to showers or get cups of tea.

That afternoon we left Queenstown and drove south to Lake Manapouri for the evening.

Queenstown se nachazi u jezera Wakaipu, ktere je obklopeno nadhernymi horskymi stity Remarkabels a uz zdalky muzete videt uzasne modrou barvu jezera. A take je vyhlasene ne jenom jako zimni stredisko,  ale takze jako hlavni mesto adrenalinu na Novem Zelandu, kde si muzete zkusit ruzne sporty od bungy jumping, pres projizdky na rychlych clunech po jezere Wakatipu a rece Shotover, az po seskoky padakem v tandemu.

I kdyz se zde da stravit nekolik dnu a uzivat si zejmena adrenalinove sporty my jsme se rozhodli zde zustat jenom jednu noc a skocit padakem ve Fox Glacier. Stihli jsme zajit na prochazku kolem jezera Wakatipu, pote jsme zasli do pakru, ktery je na nabrezi a zamirli na vyhlidku  z ktere je nadherny vyhled na cely Queenstown a udoli. Den jsme zakoncili dobrym vinem z Noveho Zelandu a vyhlasenym hamburgrem z podniku Fergburger, ktery je tak oblibeny, ze frornta byla asi 10m…i kdyz ja nejsem milovnice hamburgru musim uznat, ze tenhle stal za to a klidne bych si ho dala znova. Philippemu samozrejme hrozne chutnalo a jeste si tam zasel druhy den na obed.

Rano jsme sli nakoupit teple obleceni, jelikoz jsme na zimu na Novem Zelandu nebyli moc pripraveni teda hlavne ja a pote uz jsme vyrazil smer Lake Manapouri.
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