Relaxing Over the Shotover

A great thing to do in Queenstown is the Onsen Hot Pools on Arthurs Point. They are indoor pools that have roller doors that open up to spectacular views over the Shotover River. We spent an hour of relaxation here watching the jet boats powering up and down the river. I would definitely recommend it as a …

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Extreme Paragliding Air

[scd_social_share] There’s no doubt about it. When it comes to Paragliding in Queenstown you get some extreme air and awesome views. Looking out off of our motel balcony this was a common scene.

Pigeon Island

Following on from yesterday’s post with the Glenorchy Lagoon, this is on the Queenstown side of Glenorchy on the return trip back to Queenstown. At the end of the road is Pigeon Island. [scd_social_share]

Glenorchy Lagoon

At one end of lake Wakatipu is Glenorchy. It’s a quiet little town with big vistas of Mount Bonpland, Mount Alfred and the Dart River which flows into the lake from its left. This shot of Glenorchy Lagoon was taken looking back toward Glenorchy on the road that goes to Routeburn. [scd_social_share]

Last Light on the Remarkables

When you go to Queenstown, one of the things on your to do list should be the gondola. It runs all day and stops at 10 pm at night. I had planned to be at the top just before sunset to capture the last of the suns rays on the Remarkables. Of course the weather gods could have had …

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