Queenstown and Wanaka

map to Queenstown and Wanaka

Leaving Te Anau we traveled to Queenstown where we boarded a “turn of the century” steamboat to cross a large lake to tour a working sheep farm. There we got to pet the animals, view the beautiful old buildings and flowers, enjoy an afternoon cream tea, and watch a sheep being “fleeced.” In the evening we enjoyed Queenstown which offered opportunities for a quiet walk by the lake as well as a gourmet pizza dinner.

The next day we headed to Wanaka. Along the way we observed bungee jumpers leaping from an old bridge high above a deep gorge. We also visited an old gold mine and tried our hands at panning for gold but came up dry! We again had a nice evening walk along Lake Wanaka.


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