We stopped in Queenstown for lunch, yes just for lunch, we were so short for time, and already late for the next concert.
Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s top visitor destinations and if you come to the region you’ll understand why. For me it was again a Lord of the Rings highlight. The town sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic ranges. Queenstown is great in summer or winter. Mostly it’s a very “youngster” town with a lot of skiers and snowboarders. If hardcore adventure isn’t your thing, there are plenty of mellow options available like walking and hiking…
To fill our tummies we were told it’s a must to try out the famous Ferg Burger. The burgers are ridiculously massive and to be honest I had better. But I guess we had to try it out, so tick on that on our to do list.
If your not on a I Quite Sugar programme, I recommend the beautiful chocolate cafe right next to the lake. Patagonia is a place where you can experience the magic of chocolate creation firsthand. Indulge the raw goodness of chocolate mixed with the finest local natural produce.
Head out of Queenstown and the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. I really wanted to visit the rural Glenorhy, which is forty minutes from Queenstown at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu and Paradise Valley. From here it’s a short drive into the Mt Aspiring National Park and the start of some of New Zealand’s great walks.