Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown reminded us a lot of Breckenridge or Vail in Colorado, a cute little ski town yet bursting with activities all year round. Here, other than skiing and hiking, you can go speed jet boating, bungy jump into a river, sky dive over a lake, canyon swing or para glide off the ski slopes!

Zorbing in the Countryside
Zorbing in the Countryside
Thrills in the Shotover River Jet Boat
Thrills in the Shotover River Jet Boat
Terry at Queenstown Harbour
Terry at Queenstown Harbour

If extreme sports are not your thing, there are plenty of cafes and gourmet restaurants to feed that starving backpacker stomach! Boozing was also a very popular pastime among the hot, young and international crowd.

Scrumptious Eats at the Local Joint - Fergburger
Scrumptious Eats at the Local Joint – Fergburger
Manali Enjoying her Birthday Cake
Manali Enjoying her Birthday Cake
Hanging Out in the Public Park Downtown
Hanging Out in the Public Park Downtown

As a side note, we also learned that “freedom camping”, a controversial subject among the locals, was highly monitored in Queenstown as we got ‘busted’ by a local volunteer for parking and ‘camping’ overnight in a neighborhood! Oh well. We just moved to the next street! Hello New Zealand – to prevent freedom campers, how about adding public restrooms along the highways, increasing camping spots and lowering camp ground fees! Honestly, we have to give props to our most favorite corporate life savers, thank goodness for McDonalds! Always the prime 24 hour access to clean, free restrooms worldwide!

6 COMMENTS

  1. ENJOY EASTER WHERE EVER BRIGHT SUNSHINE AT LAST – YOUR PHOTOS AND THE SMILING FACES TELL THE STORY STAY SAFE OUR BEST TO BOTH FAMILIES

  2. This was one of our favorite spots too! And Fergburger…yum! As usual, amazing pics (and love the new look of the website!).

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