Prior to visiting Queenstown, I was given the impression that it is (1) touristy, (2) expensive and (3) for people who craves adrenaline activities. In fact, these were enough to turn me away and consider Te Anau instead. After all, one of my main purposes to go down South is to take the cruise tour* at Doubtful Sound / Milford Sound.
*Note: Cruise Tour to Doubtful Sound/Milford Sound begins either at Queenstown or Te Anau. Can’t decide which sound to visit? Check out on Milford Vs Doubtful #101 here!
(Kids feeding ducks at the town pier of Queenstown)
Well, I ended up at Queenstown eventually. There are a million activities to do in and around this bustling town and my initial sceptism was erased after getting acquainted with her. Bustling, quaint and fun would be choice words to describe Queenstown!
(View of Queenstown & Lake Wakatipu from Bob’s Peak)
Due to time constraint, I could only explore the downtown attractions, though it seems I have covered almost all that I would like to. I walked till my legs were aching and my face stiff from the cold. But, it’s all worth it.
Here’s some snapshots commemorating my fling with Queenstown.
The above information has been complied based on various sources, including my own experience and should only be used as a reference. Check out http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/ for more information on Queenstown, New Zealand.
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