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Queenstown

rain 16 °C

From Milford Sound/ Te Anau we drove all the way to Queenstown which is a very cute little town and really busy, which is a nice change to our recent places. There is life in the evening and even loads of bars and restaurants to choose from! We were thrilled! ;-)
Loads of shops too...:-) That seems to be the first place where there is something going on. We had a look around and booked a Milford Sound flight for Mutti and a High Five Tour for Antje and myself! Yippeeehhhh... that is a Jetboat trip, Helicopter flight, Gondoal up to the mountain, a luge down the mountain and a movie to finish it off. How exciting! :-)
Although we were all really tired, Antje and myself decided to take advantage out of the fact of being in Queensland and went to a bar for "just the one". The pub was really nice and cosy and even had an open fire in the middle and we had a really nice evening. The bartender wearing his trouser so deep that you could see his crack was a bit unpleasant but never mind... well, actually what made it really unpleasant was that in his crack he stuck the towel he used for polishing the glasses.... urrggh........ we made sure they re-filled the same glasses we had! :-)
After several beers and the company of a weird Aussie we realised at 1am it was time to go home as we had an early start.
The next morning it was pissing down and my Mums flight was cancelled and our trip delayed to the afternoon, which was then cancelled after all too. We were already dropped of in the car park for the jet boating when they decided in the last second, it's raining to heavy and the drivers can't actually see anything which helps when you are rushing just a few centimeters next to some cliff in stupid speed. We were absolutely gutted, as we were so looking forward to it. That is really something you can't do everywhere and is quite special to Queenstown, but I suppose we can't complain, as we have been really lucky with the weather so far. We had better weather anyone I have met who has been here in the summer....
So we did some more shopping in Queenstown to cheer us up and then met with my Mum again to make our way to the glaciers...

Posted by Julia1976 07:42 Archived in New Zealand

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