Saturday, February 20, 2010

Queenstown January 20-22

we stayed at the Rydges at Queenstown for two night, in a room with a delightful Juliet Balcony that overlooked Lake Wakataipu (The Sleeping Giant).

On arrival Haylee & I wandered over to the lake and a walk along the Lakes edge. We did pop our toes in but it was a little chilly at 12 degrees - its a glacial made & fed lake.







Looking over the Lake.


Haylee & I at the Wharf after dinner (sorry this photo is out of order)





Dinner was at the Skyline Restaurant at Bob's Peak overlooking Queenstown and the only to get ther is by Gondola.
Mary & I in the gondola on the way up.





We had a choice after tea to catch the bus back to the motel or walk. Haylee, Peter, Marilyn & I decided to walk down this set of steps and along the wharf
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While we were wandering along the wharf I saw this group of young guys eating ice creams with towels wrapped around their waists, I noticed they were all wearing South African jackets. So being the sticky beak I am I asked the guy at the front of the photo who they were. He told me they were the South African cricket team. i asked if I could have a photo with them. As I walked away i thought they were joking with me as I was not aware that the under 19's world cup was being held in NZ and this was in fact the South African under 19's team.


The next day was a free day. NO WAKE UP CALL, yay. Except that the person who had our room b4 us did NOT turn off their 6am radio alarm. So on our ONE sleep in day the radio comes on at funnily enough a Christian radio station. We did both fall back asleep and got up after 8am. had a late breaky a then did some wandering around town. This park was were we had lunch.






AS we walked past the wharf we noticed Elaine & Phil from our tour were aboard the SS Earnslaw , so we took a pic of them.




We then made our way to the Qeenstown gardens.








And back up the gondola, where you could see all ot Queenstown.











And the Remarkables.











5 comments:

Karen's Korner said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday. Looks like you did and saw lots and had a great time.

Debs said...

Lots of happy snaps. Thanks Gail.

Diana said...

I have enjoyed looking at all your NZ pics. Some of the photos would be perfect for postcards. Thanks for sharing.

Melanie said...

Queenstown looks so beautiful.
I have always wanted to go to New Zealand.

Happyjen said...

Great photo's sis looks like u both had a wonderful time in NZ.