Queenstown: Day 6

My final 24-hours in the Adventure capitol! And of course, I would go on another Lord of the Rings tour. This was another “Safari of the Scenes” tour run by Nomad Safaris. I was picked up at my hostel at 8:15am on the dot, and we headed West and then North along Lake Wakatipu on…

Queenstown: Day 5

BUNGY JUMPING!!!!! So this one is now checked off of my bucket list and list of things I don’t necessarily need to do ever again in my life. At around 11 in the morning boarded a bus that shuttled us off to the Nevis site. This location and bungy jump are named for the beautiful…

Queenstown: Day 4

Today ended up being a wicked adventure. My plan was to go for a short walk/do some easy sightseeing and then spend the rest of the afternoon lounging down by the waterfront. (Tryin’ to get my tan on!) Well, that didn’t happen. I took a wrong turn on the trail and ended up on the…

Queenstown: Day 3

Most of the trip I’ve been seeing lots of bikers and thinking to myself, Damn, my dad would love this place. Well Dad, I finally got to try my hand at some of this Queenstown mountain biking, renting a cross-country (XC) bike from Vertigo Bikes—just around the corner from my hostel. They gave me a…

Queenstown: Day 2

(Finally starting to catch up with these posts—there’s so much to talk about and so many pictures that I must break it up day-by-day!) On this very fine Sunday, I had a lovely early lunch at the adorable Vudu Café & Lauder, recommended to me by my friend Alexis. Ordering from their pre-made deli and desserts,…