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Frankton

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  • Day9

    Day 8 Queenstown

    March 2, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    We got up this morning and found for the first time the inside windows of our van were not completely covered in condensation. We must finally be far enough away from the coast. Our only plans for today were to do a hike to Rob Roy Glacier and then head to Queenstown.

    We drove about 1.5 hours through Wanaka to the Raspberry Flat parking area, fording a handful of streams to get there. The parking area seemed busy, but it was also the start of a longer multi day trek. We began our hike along a bright blue river before crossing it via swing bridge. Then we started our ascent up a canyon which was quite steep. It seemed as if we were never going to get there but after 2 hours of straight up we were finally rewarded with great views of the glacier and so many waterfalls you couldn't count all of them. One was particularly spectacular, a very thin, 200-300 foot drop into a lush green delta. Overall the Rob Roy Glacier was the prettiest and least populated of Franz Josef or Fox, you just had to work a little more to see it. Hiking down was a bit easier, but as with all hikes with lots of vertical, the knees and toes took a beating on the way down while your lungs and heart rate took it on the way up. Overall we hiked nearly 8 miles and were pretty wore out by the time we got to our B&B in Queenstown which will be the first real bed we've slept in in over a week.

    The Embassy B&B sits atop a hill over looking the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu. Our host recommended a tavern for dinner which we went to as traffic was terrible and Fergberger seemed like too much work at this point. Heather promised Chad we would get Fergberger later when we came through Queenstown again.

    It's going to be nice sleeping in a real bed, and not having to put shoes on and climb out of a minivan to go to the bathroom in the morning.
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  • Day229

    Queenstown Hill

    May 29, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 3 °C

    ...a pak jsem si dala asi 2hodinovy vystup na horu se super vyhledy na mesto a jezero Wakatipu, co se rozprostira, kam oko dohledne. Finalni cast s ledovatym snehem byla trochu zakerna, ale vzala jsem si na to pohory - na rozdil od ostatnich spoluhikeru - aspon jsem se zas trochu zasmala ;-).
    Po ceste zpatky jsem potkala typka z Chicaga, co tu uz druhou lahvi bileho (doufam, ze aspon bylo novozelandske!) zapijel smutek z toho, ze zitra po 2tydenni dovolene odlita zpet do Statu. Pry stihl procestovat vse. A nemohl pochopit, co tu delam uz 8 mesicu. No hlavne ze ja to vim vic bez dobre ;-).
    Prochazkou kolem zatoky, kde z Wakatipu vyteka reka Kawarau, jsem den zakoncila. Teda pokud nepocitam hledani mista, kde bych slozila hlavu. Couchsurferi byli prilis zaneprazdneni, tak jsem se smirila s mrazivou noci v aute. Ale kdyz si v kempu rekli 22 dolaru za non-powered site, s gracii jsem se s nimi rozloucila, zaplakala a zaplatila 31 dolaru za hostel (prvni - a snad posledni! - hostel od Aucklandu). Teda vlastne 28 - asi jsem na pana majitele udelala dojem, tak mi 3$ slevil :-). No a ted tu sedim na gauci v Aspen Lodge Backpackeru a je mi tu vedro jak svina! Se ze me stal asi opravdu outdoor clovek nebo co ;-)!
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  • Day360

    Queenstown

    October 7, 2015 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Tak jsem stravila par dni v Queenstownu - nakupovanim, papirovanim a po tydnech samotarstvi taky socializovanim se svymi couchsurferskymi hostiteli, prevazne pak Nikem, puvodem Indem, co pres zimu pracuje jako snowboard instruktor na Coronet Peaku.
    V pondeli vecer jsem dostala novou WOFku (Warrant of Fitness, neco jako nase technicka, jak uz jsem jednou psala) a nemusela jsem tentokrat do auta investovat ani $, juchuuuu ;-). Tak jsme to sli vecer oslavit a mozna jsme to se spolecenskym zivotem trochu prehnali, udelat neco druhy den byl temer neprekonatelny problem. Kdo ale nezaparil v Queenstownu, jako by nebyl, takze asi pohoda.
    Krom toho jsem - konecne, po roce! - ziskala novy fesny sestrih, vylezla znovu na Queenstown Hill, kde desne foukalo, ale tak desne, ze se skoro nedalo stat... a tak.
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  • Day33

    Der Rest

    April 12, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    Als zweites kam das Jetboat, welches mit 80 Stundenkilometern über den Shotover River heizt und wunderbare 360 Grad Drehungen vollführt. Hier habe ich nur Fotos vom Gelände, da man im Boot nicht fotografieren darf, da man sich immer mit beiden Händen festhalten muss. Ich hatte aber die GoPro auf dem Kopf 😇. Ist hoffentlich etwas geworden.

    Danach gings zum Rafting. Das war richtig richtig super und ganz tief im Canyon drinnen. Sehr sehr nass und tolle Stromschnellen sowie einige Abschüsse. War ein tolles Erlebnis. Auch hier keine Fotos erlaubt.

    Da ich den ganzen Tag nix gegessen hatte, habe ich mir den Southland Fishermans Stew geleistet mit einem Sauvignon Blanc. Auch wieder richtig gut. Und als Schlafenstrunk noch den Klassiker des japanischen Bieres 🍻.

    Morgen geht es dann mit dem Bus zum Mount Cook. Der Aoraki oder Mount Cook ist der höchste Berg Neuseelands (3724 m). Er befindet sich in den Neuseeländischen Alpen auf der Südinsel im Mackenzie Distrikt der Region Canterbury.

    Mount Cook ist das Zentrum des Mount-Cook-Nationalparks, der 1953 eingerichtet wurde und 707 km² mit über 140 Bergen über 2000 m umfasst. 40 Prozent des Parks sind vergletschert. Der bekannteste Gletscher ist der Tasman-Gletscher (27 km) an den Hängen des Mount Cook.
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