We were up nice and early at 05:30 to get showered and ready to fly!
We booked an Uber and got to the airport with about 2 hours to spare. We went to check our bags but realised they were too heavy, so had to re-jig them to ensure they were of an acceptable weight.
We checked our bags and went to McDonald’s for a spot of breakfast and a coffee.
We breezed through security, waited briefly and went onto the plane! The flight was nice and easy, we listened to some music and before we knew it, we were there.
Queenstown is very mountainous, which is the first thing we noticed.
We all collected our bags and walked outside to the transfers area where we were to wait for our free shuttle to our car rental company. We had to wait for 45 minutes for the shuttle, but eventually got there.
The car was very dirty, but to be fair to them, they are currently working on a construction site! We have the car for a couple of weeks.
After picking up the car, we drove to Arrowtown for a look around and for some lunch. Our airbnb host was kind enough to recommend a nice pub to go to, so one we walked around, we went there for lunch. Curtis had fish and chips whilst Kim had a chicken wrap.
We walk around a bit more after lunch and then just before driving to our airbnb, we had a brief walk around the old chinese settlement.
We drove to the airbnb and met our host who was lovely! We are in our own apartment out in the back garden of the house and it is perfect! Exactly what we were looking for!
We relaxed a bit and then drove down to Queenstown’s Centre to see what all the fuss is about.
We found a parking spot and went for a wander. We sat on the pier and watched some boats and looked at the mountains. It was perfectly relaxing!
Kim got a crepe and then we walked up to the cable car to do the luge!
We got 5 rides each and it wasn’t too busy.
We attempted to race but it didn’t work too well, until the last run which was a really good battle, until Curtis got stuck!
The views were exceptional from the top of the mountain.
Once we finished this, we walked down to the car and stopped at a supermarket for dinner supplies before heading home.
We got back to the apartment and had some salad for dinner with some other things and then pretty much went to bed! We did a bit of admin but got too tired so went to sleep.
More fun things ahead!
– Mr & Mrs Hale