Saturday, May 15, 2010

Queenstown, New Zealand

New Zealand is a nice country with its beautiful mountains, lakes, rivers and large agriculture areas and pastures. The major cities are Auckland,Wellington (all in the North island), Christchurch and Dunedin (in South island). What I am going to tell you is a small town by the name of Queenstown in the south island near Dunedin.  

Queenstown is a small town with a population of 7000 and is located beside the Lake Wakatipu. The town is famous for its active sports tourism. You can experience the bungy jump, rafting, lake cruise or climbing the mountain with a condola (cable car).  The town centre and its buildings looks orderly and clean.

Queenstown  town centre with houses at the slopes.

Lake Wakatipu, one of the beautiful lakes in New Zealand.

Shopping street in Queenstown.

Sun-bathing at the lake side of Wakatipu Lake.

The town, facing the cable car (gondola) up to the hill. Relaxing and eating in the open air side walk cafe seems a popular activity in Queenstown.

A beautiful view of Lake Wakatipu from a hill.

One of the interesting landscape around Queenstown.

Entrance to Bungy Jump station.

The bungy jump that scares many people. Only those who passes the initial test can do this. Those who have heart and hypertension or pregnant will not be allowed to perform this jump.

Watching the bungy jump at the platform.

If you are interested to visit Queenstown, the drive from Dunedin to Queenstown will take 4 hours. You will pass towns like Milton, Roxburgh, and Cromwell. You can stay in Novotel Hotel or many backpackers hostel. Happy travelling.

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