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Old Posted Mar 29, 2020, 3:00 PM
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Beautiful Queenstown and Milford Sound on New Zealand's South Island

This past January, after visiting Auckland, Napier, and Wellington on New Zealand’s North Island, I flew down to Queenstown on the South Island.

I sat on the right side of the plane, which gave me a wonderful view of the Southern Alps as we made our way towards Queenstown.












Landing in Queenstown


After checking into my Airbnb, I made my way to the gondola to head up above Queenstown
















Now a few scenes from the centre of Queenstown








Wandering along the lakefront
























The appropriately named The Remarkables across Lake Wakatipu


The view from my bedroom in my Airbnb one morning as a shower passed by. Quite lovely!


I headed downtown to get some coffee from a pretty good little coffee shop




After coffee, I took the bus about 25-30 minutes away to Arrowtown, which is an old historic gold mining town founded in the 1860s. I spent the morning checking out the cute main street


























The Arrowtown Chinese Settlement








I stopped here for lunch before catching the bus back to Queenstown






On my third day in Queenstown I opted to take a bus tour to Milford Sound, which included a gorgeous drive through the Fiordland National Park to reach the coast. After leaving Queenstown and driving several hours, we stopped for about 30 minutes in Te Anau, the final town before entering the national park








Views from along the waterfront of Lake Te Anau
















Now heading into Fiordland National Park


























Arriving at Milford Sound




Heading out into Milford Sound




































Back on land after a great time out on the water




After the day trip to Milford Sound, I woke up to these lovely views from my Airbnb bedroom




I spent my final morning in Queenstown just wandering around and enjoying the remaining time I had left






























I headed to the Queenstown Botanic Gardens






















Walking back towards the centre of Queenstown






























And that’s it from Queenstown. I headed off to the airport and departed for Sydney.
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