The Beauty of Queenstown

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view from Bob's Peak

After we checked into the lovely Queenstown Millennium Hotel, we took a scenic drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu.  Queenstown is surrounded by beauty with mountains on all sides and picturesque Lake Wakatipu wrapping around the town.  We then took a Skyline gondola up to Bob's Peak.  While the name sounds a little hokey, the view is absolutely breathtaking.  There were many paragliders (parapenters) in the sky that made for even more striking photograph opportunities.  Bob's Peak offers several adventure activities such as a bungee jumping platform and a luge course.  There is also a buffet restaurant and a Maori haka experience.

After we came back down the sky lift, we had an easy walk (downhill) into the main shopping and eating area of Queenstown, which is maybe about 3 blocks by 3 blocks.  We ate dinner at an Indian place called Tandoori Palace.  There was no one eating there when we first came in for dinner at 8:30, which was a little scary, but more people came in afterwards and the meal was very good. 

 

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view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
Kawarau Bridge (spot of first bung…
Kawarau Bridge (spot of first bun…
Skyline gondolas
Skyline gondolas
Skyline gondola
Skyline gondola
paraglider
paraglider
Skyline gondola
Skyline gondola
view from Skyline gondola
view from Skyline gondola
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
Skyline gondolas
Skyline gondolas
paraglider
paraglider
paragliders
paragliders
paraglider
paraglider
paraglider
paraglider
paraglider
paraglider
me at Bobs Peak
me at Bob's Peak
me at Bobs Peak
me at Bob's Peak
bungee jump platform and gondolas
bungee jump platform and gondolas
bungee jump platform
bungee jump platform
luge from Bobs Peak
luge from Bob's Peak
luge sleds on their way back up
luge sleds on their way back up
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
paragliders
paragliders
paraglider
paraglider
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
paraglider
paraglider
view from Bobs Peak
view from Bob's Peak
New Zealand flag
New Zealand flag
all things Kiwi
all things Kiwi
Kiwi parking spot
Kiwi parking spot
Queenstown Hotels & Accommodations review
Nice grounds, beautiful views with the right room
The Millennium is a lovely, modern hotel with the beautiful backdrop of Queenstown surrounding it all directions. While the location is easy enough f… read entire review
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