Category: Travel to New Zealand
Well the weather forecast was fine, but the weather was not. We travelled through rain fog and sunshine but the crappy weather didn’t dampen our spirits at all. We enjoyed a walk around some of the historic precinct of Cromwell and then onto Cardrona over the highest paved road in New Zealand then to Arrowtown for more walking and eating for some and then the Shotover Jetboat ride for 6 of our group and now chilling in our very nice apartment as a roast is being cooked. How fortunate are we!
Cromwell is very proud of their produce.
And a great find for coffee in the Historic precinct, the old Post Office and Telegraph Office … and a great quote on the wall “Drink Coffee, Do Stupid things with more energy”.
Looking across part of the lake, would be a nice place to sit and read.
Roaring Meg, and she really was roaring. Sad to see how much timber has been burnt in the past.
The Cardrona Hotel improved with some bikes in front of it … the riding crew.
And a view in their very attractive beer garden, but a bit wet to be there today even though you cannot see the rain here. I enjoyed steaming off in front of the open fire for a bit.
What a view … spoilt for choice as we heaad back. Wow!
At the top of the range sealed in 2000 and coming back down we could almost see the view below but going up we could hardly see where we were going and yes that was 1,076m above sea level.
The view down to Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown a fair way away.
Arrowtown, good looking bikes!
And another of the main street minus the bikes … see how ordinary it looks in comparison? My point exactly!
A great view in Arrowtown.
And the bridge just past the Shotover Jetboat site. Awesome canyon hence the jet boats.
Heading into Queenstown, awesome scenery.
The shopping crew off to buy what we need for our roast dinner and this is a very deceptive view because it is a really steep hill but doesn’t look like it here.
Our accommodation for the next three nights, Black Diamond Apartment Queenstown. Lovely and spacious with plenty of places to relax and generously provisioned with everything we need including in the bathrooms. A good find especially considering the New Zealand Open is on in town. Geared towards those who ski in the winter (hence the ski gear storage cupboard in the back yard and spot for ski boots in the airlock at the front door) and those who party the rest of the year like us (as the planes overhead and wine glasses in the cupboard are testimony to that).