Wednesday, April 18, 2007

New Zealand: Queenstown - Lake Wakatipu

Photo gallery: Queenstown - Lake Wakatipu

We spent an entire day on the way through the Queenstown region. Thanks to very good weather we could enjoy magnificent mountains rising up to the sky from fascinating blue lakes. We were stopping unusually many times just to take pictures, we couldn’t miss anything!

Although Queenstown is quite small, it is a centre of this region and its mountains are famous for excellent skiing conditions. We liked the town a lot due to many nice small streets fringed by pubs, cafes, boutiques and neighbouring scenery as well. We consider it to be the most beautiful town we have seen in NZ, maybe because it’s very similar to Alpine’s villages.

Then we continued along large Lake Wakatipu to the West. With a length of 80 kilometres, it is New Zealand's longest lake (and third largest). It is at an altitude of 310 metres.

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