Having fun in Queenstown

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Beautiful mountains


NO early start today, so we left at 8:30. We were only with 4, because the others wanted to explore Queenstown. After 2 fotostops we arrived in Glenorchy were we saw the smallest library of New Zealand.
After 30 minutes we changed into a 4wD so we could drive throught the fields. In the fields there were a lot of deers with newly borns ones. Very cute to see. Then we saw a man who was having trouble to come out the mud. He and his quad were having problems to cross a place with a lot of water. We were just laughing at him and taking pictures :) . But we helped him out and we both continued.
The next stop was at a sheep-shearers farm.

Deers
There was no action there. Just an old building and a coffestop also! We drove a little bit further and came in a wonderful area with mountains and lakes. We walked for about 30 minutes and had a marvelous view over diamond lake. So quiet there. During the next tour I saw one of the most scenic drives I'll ever experience. The road follows the edge of Lake Wakatipu, providing spectacular views of the surrounding mountains which rise abruptly from the lake's shores. I think they call it paradise if you're a Lord of the Rings fan. The filming locations for Lothlorien, Amon Hen, Orthanc and Isengard are all in this region.
At 2 we were back in Queenstown for a visit up the mountains to do some child-activities :D . We are going up with the chairlift and down in a special 'car'. Suzan was very scared to go down, but with help from the people there she finally came down. I bought myself some stamps and coins from the lord of the rings. Then we walked back through the forest. Did some shopping in Queenstown, have a few beers and fun, and headed back to our lodge.

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Beautiful mountains
Beautiful mountains
Deers
Deers
View from my room. There was fresh…
View from my room. There was fres…
Marvelous
Marvelous
Lake ?
Lake ?
a young deer
a young deer
we were just laughing
we were just laughing
very nice
very nice
He thought: I can do that.
He thought: I can do that.
he could not. hahahahaha
he could not. hahahahaha
But with a little help
But with a little help
a young deer
a young deer
beautiful
beautiful
amazing
amazing
The view you can see in the Lord o…
The view you can see in the Lord …
For some fun to the top.
For some fun to the top.
Thats queenstown.
Thats queenstown.
She was scared to go fast.
She was scared to go fast.
Typical dutch. Dont buy the photo…
Typical dutch. Don't buy the phot…
What did I eat?
What did I eat?
Heey ? Thats our tourguides name!
Heey ? Thats our tourguides name!
Again, very nice mountains.
Again, very nice mountains.
In the centre
In the centre
Queenstown
photo by: genetravelling