Chilling in Queenstown 5,830 kms

Feb 20, 2019

Well we slept in, had a delicious brunch on the waterfront then headed to the airport for a helicopter flight which we both loved. All kinds of magical and would love to do it again. The views were incredible, and we landed on a ridge which in the winter has 4m of snow on it then onto the TSS Earnslaw and over to the Walter Peak High Country Station for a BBQ dinner and farm tour which was great also.


So, this is the Queenstown version of a beach on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. A surprising number of swimmers and sunbakers … but it did get to 30 today.


Barely taken off from the airport.


Incredible views on the way as we climb over 5,000 feet.


On top of the mountain.


And rewarded with a great view.


More awesome views.


Then onto the TSS Earnslaw, a great working steam ship. This is moored at the Station.


And the lovely property which runs sheep and angus cattle and a thriving tourism business and do it all very well.