Queenstown – Part 3

I admit it’s been quite some time since I returned home from Queenstown but I wanted to finish sharing photos of this special trip.

For the last two day it was the weekend so I was able to spend the days with Kevin. On Saturday we drove out to Glenorchy. The views were incredible and we were constantly stopping, getting out of the car, and taking photos.

Now there isn’t too much at Glenorchy but we spent quite a while exploring Mrs Wooly’s General Store. The old (non-minimalist) me could have bought quite a bit here. But I just bought a sloppy joe (don’t have one) and some pies for lunch.

After lunch we had a little wander around and watched the local swans before heading to Dart River Cruises.

for out jet boat tour. This was awesome and so much fun. To be out on the water (on such a gorgeous day) surrounded by majestic mountains, was such a memorable experience.

After the jetboat ride we had a short walk through the forest before one final stop on the bus ride back to Glenorchy.

Isn’t this just picture perfection? No wonder so much of Lord of the Rings was filmed around here.

To see more of the day be sure to check out my vlog :

Queenstown – Part 2

Queenstown is such a beautiful place. While Kevin was at work I enjoyed going for exploration walks around the town in the morning, and then relaxing/reading in the afternoons. On Sunny days it was lovely to enjoy lunch on the hotels deck while enjoying the view and doing some reading.

We went out for dinner a few nights – at the Blue Kanu Kevin had a fancy cocktail and duck nachos while I had a delicious tofu & veg stirfry. Luckily it was easy to find vegan meals everywhere we went.

One day I went for a walk around Queenstown Gardens – which is so picturesque (and would be even more stunning in another month or so when the leaves change colour). It was lovely walking beside the water and the huge pines.

Another night we dined at Muskets & Moonshine. I had plant based jambalya and I was craving potatoes so I got a side of them and took them home for breakfast the next day. Dinner was delicious and we enjoyed the English pub type atmosphere.

I also visited the Kiwi Birdlife park – and it was so awesome to see real life kiwi’s. I don’t think I’ve seen one before and they are much bigger than I thought!! I reallyenj