Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday 27 November

Queenstown is beautiful - a town beside a lake, surrounded by snow-topped mountains.

Since we hadn't done much exercise for the previous two days, we decided to do the one-hour uphill walk to reach the top of Bob's Peak, then catch the gondola back down. This is the view from the top:

After that big walk we enjoyed a gluten-free pizza for lunch.

In the afternoon we went jet boating at Skippers Canyon. It was a one-hour drive into the canyon with cliffs that dropped steeply away from the side of the road.

The jet-boat ride lasted 30 minutes and was exhilarating.

We were cold and damp by the time we got back to Queenstown so enjoyed some grilled fish and chips in the car by the waterfront for dinner.

After we'd dried off at our hostel we headed back into town for a few drinks. Found a great place with a roaring fire and stayed in front of that for a couple of hours while we planned some more of our trip.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm loving your posts, I've never been to new zealand and it looks so beautiful Charlotte. Except that hill climb, talk about resistance though. LOL!! xxx