We went for a cruise on the lake as that was something Kevin hadn’t done before. It was such a gorgeous day for it and we were able to sit outside and really enjoy it.
It was such a lovely way to spend my last morning in Queenstown. After the cruise we went back to the room and collected my luggage before heading to the airport. Kevin stayed and had lunch with me, then I went through to Qantas Club and he headed back to the room.
Thankfully I had a window seat for the flight as we once again had stunning views of Queenstown and the surrounding area on the way home.
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 :
Kevin had yet another work trip to Queenstown and this time I was lucky enough to be able to accompany him. I had originally planned to go for the whole two weeks but when we realized Christy would be picking up her puppy on the middle weekend, I decided to only stay for one week.
It was my first time flying Jetstar and besides the long line to check in, it really wasn’t too bad. The seats did seem a little squashier compared to Qantas but it was only a 2.5 hour flight (and I had an empty seat beside me.
I had preordered a SumoSalad and it was delicious (sorry I can’t work out how to rotate the picture).
As you can see the flight into Queenstown, over the mountains, was stunning. And Kevin says it’s even better in Winter they are covered in snow. In customs (which took some time as they were x-raying every bag) I recognised some of the people from Border Security NZ. We then pickup our rental car and headed for our hotel.
The Mi-Pod Hotel is very modern and would suit most people. However, we do prefer an apartment with a kitchen and room to spread out (especially on a trip like this where I will be spending a fair amount of time in the room).
If you watch the vlog you will just how small the room is (great for sleeping in but not much else).
Anyway, we got settled (can’t unpack as there is no wardrobe or drawer unit) and watched some Netflix (currently watching Designated Survivor).