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  • May22

    Shotover Jet Boat

    May 22, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    The jet boat ride on Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown was so much fun. The ride was about an hour long and the boat goes as fast as 85 km/h. It also only needs 2 inches (5 cm) of water to stay afloat. We did loads of 360° spins and came quite close to the river bank.Read more

    Whow. Wie schnell seid ihr gefahren,? [Birgit]

    5/27/20Reply
    Isabelle Schwingen

    Bis zu 85 km/h 😊

    5/27/20Reply
     
  • Day24

    Luge in Queenstown

    November 23, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 17 °C

    Zwischenstopp ins Queenstown: Ab mit der Gondel auf den Berg und dann noch mit dem Sessellift noch etwas höher. Von hier sind wir mit der Luge (Seifenkiste/Straßenrodelbahn) den Berg runtergedüst. Fun 🥳.Read more

    Christian Brosche

    Sieht nach viel Spaß aus!

    11/25/19Reply
    C'n'A Travelling News

    Oh ja, wir hatten viel Spaß 😃

    11/26/19Reply
     
  • Day45

    Cheatday in Queenstown

    February 11, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Heute war so ein richtiger cheatday. Wir haben etwas ungesund gegessen🙈😂 aber es war sehr gut 😁. Mittags auf einer kleinen shopping Tour mit Anna einer deutschen die wir in TeAnau kennengelernt haben. Und abends haben vivi und ich noch den Sonnenuntergang angeschaut und sind noch etwas durch die Stadt geschleudert.Read more

    Elke Nägele

    Sieht alles sehr lecker aus bekommt man auch Appetit drauf.

    2/11/20Reply
    Irmgard Huppertz

    😋🤗Euch gehts richtig gut 😊 dazu noch in einer wunderbaren Gegend😆‼️‼️‼️weiter so‼️. Die Daheimgebliebenen könnten aber schon neidisch werden....🤣🤣😘Bine und Jürgen sind heute auf dem Rückflug von der Antarktis, sie haben auch Wunderbares erlebt🤗Sie lässt Dir ausrichten, daß das mit der Kommunikation vom Schiff aus leider n i c h t geklappt😬hat.Ihr werdet das zu einem späteren Zeitpunkt bestimmt klären. 🤔. Liebste Grüße aus der Heimat, hier tobt sich ein Orkan aus, 🤗😘

    2/11/20Reply
    Vrena on tour

    Dankeschön super lieb von dir 😘❤️ Das glaube ich richte ihnen liebe Grüße von mir aus😘❤️

    2/11/20Reply
     
  • Day35

    Back in Queenie

    March 2, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Goodbye Stewart Island, what a beautiful and peaceful place... I took the 8:00 am ferry back to Bluff on the South Island. From Bluff a minibus took me to Invercargill where I had to change to another minibus. I had abouf half an hour before the next bus departed, so I did a "speed tour" around the city centre of Invercargill - at the first and only glance nothing special. On the way to Mossburn where I had to change again, I slept most of the time, but from Mossburn to Queenstown, I watched the beautiful landscape with the mountains. Back in Queenie, I first did my laundry and at 5:00 pm, I went for a short hike on the Tiki Track which goes up the mountain behind Queenstown (you can take a gondola as well) - only 8 km back and forth, but an elevation difference of some 500 meters. A good part of the track was quite steep and the surface quite demanding. You should definitely wear hiking boots. For me it was much fun, but it is definetely no track for someone who has no hiking experience. However, I also saw a (female) idiot doing the track in flipflops. I did the ascent in one hour and seven minutes and was once more rewarded by a stunning view on Lake Wakatipu. Well, I had also brought a beer and there actually cannot be many more beautiful places to have it😄 I had to go the same way down again. At some points you definetely have to be cautious and slow down. After a well-deserved shower, I went for dinner in town.Read more

    Gudrun Proksch

    Schöne Landschaft, weiter gute Reise

    3/3/20Reply

    Liebe Grüße und weiterhin tolle Erlebnisse wünscht Karin

    3/3/20Reply

    Ach Michael es ist fantastisch was du alles sehen darfst ich freue mich mit dir.L.G.Ursula.

    3/3/20Reply
     
  • Jan20

    Queenstown Hill II

    January 20 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 8 °C

    Three days after we hiked up Queenstown Hill we did it again. The morning of the second hike we woke up to snow on top of the mountains. We thought it was summer?! 🤔
    The mountains looked real pretty with a snowy top though 🏔️Read more

    Angela Bayerl

    den Schnee haben wir geschickt weil wir genug davon haben, sollte eine kleine Aufmerksamkeit sein😁😁

    1/25/21Reply
    Isabelle Schwingen

    Danke für die Aufmerksamkeit, aber nächstes Mal könnt ihr euren Schnee behalten 😂😂

    1/25/21Reply
     
  • May23

    Frisbee Golf

    May 23, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 11 °C

    In Queenstown we met up with our friend Luke again who we first met in our hostel in Wellington.
    We played disc golf together in the Queens Gardens (Jake was definitely the best player) and afterwards we had a pie.Read more

    🤣 [Birgit]

    5/27/20Reply
     
  • Day36

    Jetzt will ich auch Golf spielen!

    January 12, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Da der Morgen noch jung war und der Queenstown Hill Trail recht kurz, suchten wir uns einen netten Weg zum spazieren, allerdings erst mal wieder ohne großen Anstieg. Der Frankton Peninsula Track schien dafür passend. Dieser führt rund um einen Golfplatz auf der Halbinsel im Vorort Frankton, wo auch unsere Unterkunft liegt.

    Diese Wahl war mal wieder ein Volltreffer. Die vielen Ansichten auf den blauen Lake Wakatipu und die Häuser auf den Hügeln von Queenstown mit den herrlichen Bergen im Hintergrund waren geradezu kitschig schön. Auf unzähligen Bänken und Stränden konnte man ewig verweilen und die Landschaft auf sich wirken lassen. An der Spitze wurde es leider ziemlich windig, aber die Waldabschnitte zwischendurch boten immer wieder Schutz.

    Und das Beste: es war angenehm wenig los. Größtenteils Radfahrer befuhren den Trail, ein paar Einheimische mit ihren Booten und Camper am Strand. Ansonsten schien diese Halbinsel für Touristen eher ein Geheimtipp zu sein. Und für Golfspieler, wie auch für uns, ist diese Kulisse sicher ein absoluter Traum.
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  • Day6

    Coronet Peak and...we can no longer walk

    July 6, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 7 °C

    Today was an early rise at our extremely comfortable caravan park. The alarm went off at 6:30am and after a small snooze I lovingly shook Jo awake and it was adventure time. James joined us a few moments later and we hit the road, leaving Jess and Hudson to explore Queenstown. We were headed for Coronet Peak Ski Fields.

    We left early in order to beat any traffic heading up to Coronet Peak, about 25 minutes out of Queenstown. And beat the traffic we did! We braved the darkness before sunrise (8am), the sleet, and the icy winding road and made it to the slopes before everyone but 5 people. But as James went searching for coffee and Jo and I ate our breaky while we waited for the slopes to open, we kind of lost track of time. We completely misjudge how long it would take us to get all our layers and gear on, and some us completely forgot how difficult ski boots are to walk in up an icy hill. So it wasn't until well after 8am, following a coffee stop and planning meeting, we were on the Meadow Express chairlift heading for the beginner green runs to get our confidence back.

    We were greeted with incredible weather at the top of Coronet Peak, views of Queenstown and all the incredible surrounding mountains. It was such an incredible experience to be able to look out for miles around at the vastness of God's creation. New Zealand seems so small on a map but it's really absolutely huge, with such a variety of scenery. There was something about sliding down a mountain surrounded but such amazing things.

    So a few easy runs later we were completely exhausted...... and it'd only been 30 minutes, a true testimony to our supreme unfitness. We pushed on, hitting the various slopes and runs that Coronet Peak had to offer. It had been a while since any of us had been to the snow, so it didn't take long for our feet and legs to start wearing down. I was the first to take a tumble and continued on to win the most amount of crashes for the day. I simply put it down to the snowboard vs ski argument and how it's "impossible to stack on skis". But it wasn't long before James hit the ice, and soon after Jo too.

    We thoroughly enjoy our time at Coronet Peak. The slopes were a little steeper and unfamiliar to what we're used to back in Australia, but all in all it was a great time. We made sure we paced ourselves with plenty of rest stops but still to this moment our bodies are truly in a world of pain. We pushed to explore as much of the beautiful mountain we could, but soon heavy rain and terrible condition helped us make the call to get out fo there early and once again beat the traffic down the mountain.

    After returning our gear back tot he hire shop, Jess and Hudsy greeted us when we arrived back at the campsite. They were full of energy..... we were not. But none the less, we were keen to get down into town for some dinner. We did a big clean up of our vans (which included some dumping and pumping) and made full use of the holiday park's hot, well-pressured showers. Warm and fresh, we set out for a rainy walk down to Queenstown. Jess, who had been exploring for the day, was our personal tour guide to all the best restaurants and dining experiences. After a bit of wondering and looking at menus we settled for a traditional Irish pub. It was perfect! Open fireplace, mood lighting, dark timber everywhere, perfectly cooked steak, and vibrant Irish atmosphere was all we needed to fill our bellies and warm ourselves. We spent sometime here, eating and chatting before it ended up getting a little warm inside and we set out down the streets for some Mrs Ferg Ice-cream, a branch off of Fergburger. Ice-cream, a temp of 5 degrees and the cold rainy night mean't it was back up the hill and into the vans for the night.

    We decided to get a bit of laundry done so gathering our dirty clothes, towels, and a suspicious ziplock bag of laundry powder off Jess (don't know how she got that across the border), we set off in the rain once again to get the domestic duties checked off. Then it was back to the van and into bed for a movie night and perhaps a late night Fergbakery snack, who knows?

    We're loving it so much here we've extended our stay at the holiday park so we can cram in more of what Queenstown has to offer.

    Tomorrow we're recovering from today's activities and exploring some old historical towns around Queenstown. Nice and relaxing!

    Asher ☺️
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    Fiona Smith

    Loving the blog! 😀

    7/6/18Reply
    Fiona Carroll

    Love hearing of your wonderful time. 💙 Mmmm, Asher, your beginning to sound a little like your father in law & Jo when you write. 😜 Great bloggers 😄 Love your descriptive words and fine details of your trip. God bless🙏

    7/6/18Reply
    Fiona Carroll

    WOW

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  • Day38

    25-11 Queenstown

    November 25, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Vroeg wakker en weg (8 uur) waardoor ik om even over tienen Queenstown in rijd, ondanks het feit dat ik onderweg nog een tijd sta te beppen met een Ierse fietser.
    Koffie, camping is net zo duur als mijn bunkbed in Lake Hawea! Maar wel gekke details. Daarna boot regelen voor morgen (hoeft niet) en boodschappen. Zelfs de oploskoffie is hier 30% duurder.
    Ik wandel door de gardens, daarna op zoek naar een frietje. Ik ben nog van alles van plan, maar zó moe. Tent en liggen met een boekje/spelletje. Af en toe drupt het. 7 uur douchen en naar bed.
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    Astrid van der Zouwen

    Arrowtown

    11/25/18Reply
    Astrid van der Zouwen

    Arrowtown

    11/25/18Reply
    Astrid van der Zouwen

    Bbq plaats op de camping

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  • Day61

    Queenstown

    January 3, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    Heute fahren wir nach Queenstown. Es wird oft mit dem St. Moritz von Neuseeland verglichen. So war es auch. Als wir beim Campingplatz eingecheckt haben sind wir in das Städtchen spaziert. Es war voller Touristen, viele aus Asien. Die meisten Shops waren Souvenirläden und Restaurants. Es war wirklich sehr sehr voll und uns schon ein wenig zu touristisch. Unser Plan lecker Essen zu gehen erwies sich schwieriger als gedacht. Bei zwei Restaurants, die wir ausgesucht hatten war schon alles voll. Also haben wir uns mal wieder für ein Thai Restaurant entschieden. Es sah eher wie ein Imbiss aus aber hej wir hatten zwei Plätze. Peter bestellte Masaman Curry und ich gebratenen Reis mit Ananas. Peters war lecker und meins konnte man nicht essen😩. Reis total verkocht, nicht gewürzt, 4 Stück Ananas; ohjeee!
    Naja dann hab ich mich bei Peters Sosse ein bisschen bedient und mit dem Wein runtergespült. Dafür haben wir uns danach einen leckeren Churro gegönnt.
    Zum Abschluss des Abends sind wir noch auf/in die Floating Bar im Hafen. Also allzu betrunken darf man hier auch nicht sein, wackelt auch so schon ziemlich fest. Hehe *hicks*
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Queenstown, کویینزتاون، نیوزیلند, קווינסטאון, ZQN, Distretto di Queenstown, クイーンズタウン, 퀸스타운, Квинстаун, ക്വീൻസ്ടൗൺ, Queenstown på New Zealand, ضلع قوینزٹاؤن-لیکس, Куинстаун, Квінстаун, 皇后镇