We'd both been to Queenstown before but being so close, we couldn't skip the opportunity to check it out again. Queenstown is arguably the most popular NZ destination place for tourists. Naturally, it's a busy place with tourists (yes, just like us) everywhere. We decided to park up and go for a walk to find a coffee.
The waterfront (Lake Wakatipu) dominates Queenstown, and is just beautiful. The water is clear and the trees give it a natural peaceful ambience.
Parachutes colour the skies above Queenstown. Gondolas will carry you up to this point—you'll get excellent views from up here.
In the lake I spotted some of these. The NZ native scaup, aka black teal/ papango.
More images of Queenstown include buskers (one of them with an accompanying canine tenor), shops and, of course, more people.
We eventually found a place to sit and watch the world go by. We ordered coffees and sat to wait. They took so long, we were concerned that our parking metre was going to run out. On our last trip to Queenstown we ended up with a parking ticket and weren't keen to repeat the experience. So Dave went back in to change our order to "coffees to go". It appears they'd had a mini disaster inside with coffees dropped and spilt all over the floor, hence the delay. Ours were ready, but we took them as takeaways anyway. We drank them quickly and headed back to the car—there was no ticket! :)
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