Friday, July 1, 2011

QUEENSTOWN

Once we reach our lakefront apartment, i went straight to the kitchen to cook instant noodles. When it comes to a long trip, i always get motion sickness. I threw up almost everytime we hit the road during the trip. For so many reasons, it ruins the trip of course but i think i can get used to it.
Queenstown is the paradise for adrenalin junkies. You can find a wide range of adventure activities like bungee jumping, canoeing, jet boating, rafting, horse riding, skydiving, heliskiing, paragliding, yadda yadda yadda etc. We had so much fun on the shotover jetboat , it was a thrilling ride , the guide was funny and the views were incredible! The jet rides down the canyons and extremely close to the walls of the canyons.

After returning from the jetboat ride, we decided to spend the evening strolling around town. We enjoyed a spot of retail therapy in Queenstown Mall. It's an open air shopping center on a tree lined pedestrian street. There are many alfresco cafes and clothes shops along the mall. It's also a great spot for souvenirs. 


 Well, i can't seem to get enough of NZ original Tip Top ice cream. Once i see the store, i bought a hokey pokey & strawberry ripple double scoop ice cream. Such a guilty pleasure!






The mall leads directly to the picturesque waterfront Lake Wakatipu with a sandy beach & white pigeons flying everywhere.





Everyone says the Skyline Gondola ride is a must thing to do in Queenstown. So without any hesitation, we went up the gondola to enjoy panoramic views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu & Remarkables mountain range.






Such a breathtaking view!

I could totally imagine living here
We made our way back to check out the most anticipated burger in town, Fergburger. When we got there, the whole place was busy. While my brother, Kevin ordered the burger & waited there, the four of us stepped inside Lick Dessert Bar & Espresso, which is located a few blocks next from  Fergburger








 
Oaks Shores Apartment
327-343 Frankton Road
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
0800 624 000  

Shotover Jet
Gorge Road Arthurs Point
Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
(03) 442 8570

Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge
Brecon St, PO Box 17
Queenstown
New Zealand

Fergburger
42 Shotover Street
Queenstown Town Centre 9300, New Zealand
(03) 441 1232
 
Lick Dessert Bar & Espresso
40 Shotover Street
Queenstown East 9300, New Zealand
(03) 441 8505

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