Afternoon in Arrowtown

Trip Start Mar 12, 2012
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Trip End Jul 10, 2012


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Monday, April 23, 2012

After getting back from the deep south, I had of couple of days to kill in Queenstown. On my first day I just chilled, walking round Queenstown Gardens, sleeping on the shore of the lake, and getting stuff sorted out. That evening I headed to the Cowboy Bar, an amazing bar which has a cowboy theme, funnily enough! I loved it there, the decoration is amazing. The bar stools are made from real Western saddles, so I got the best one, and sat there all night! At the entrance to the bar they have a giant stuffed bear, which you can hug. They also have loads of cow heads, and a moose head too. And best of all, there's a mechanical bull. What more can you ask for! The detail is fantastic. The bar taps are made from pistols, which bullet decoration. The chandeliers are made from horse-shoes and antlers. It's a really cool place. Plus the beer's cheap! I really recommend it!

So on my last day, I decided to check out Arrowtown, a small township near Queenstown. It used to be a gold mining town, and a lot of the original wooden buildings are still standing. It almost looks like a little town in the wild west. I spent the afternoon walking around the Arrow River. It was a lovely little walk. The trees were all turning golden in the autumn, but there were still evergreen trees mixed in to the forest, and visually it was beautiful. After that I walked through the town checking out all the old buildings, and of course, sampling a pie from the local bakery! 

Then it was back to Queenstown, where I headed up to the gondola. Took the gondola up to the top, with some amazing views of Queenstown. Then it was time for luging! The luge is like a gravity powered go cart thing. There are 2 tracks and you ride it down the hill, before going back up for another go. It was so much fun, I just wanted to keep going! But it was time to head back for one last Fergburger, before getting ready to leave. I was sad to leave Qtown. It's such a cool place, I just wanted to stay there for ages. But I had some more things to see, so it was off on the bus, and on the start oif my journey back up North.
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