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road trip around new zealand: queenstown
road trip around new zealand: queenstown

Road Trip Around New Zealand: Visiting Queenstown

Hello guys, today All Know-How will share with you some information about the road trip around New Zealand. In this article, we will introduce about Queenstown and some sightseeing spots in Queenstown. Now let’s discover Queenstown with All Know-How!

road trip around new zealand: queenstown
Lake Hayes, on the road between Queenstown and Arrowtown in Autumn

About Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand Wakatipu lake
Queenstown, New Zealand Wakatipu lake
Queenstown, New Zealand
Road trip around New Zealand : Queenstown

In New Zealand, Queenstown is very famous for its beauty, therefore, there are many people choose Queenstown as a tourist destination. Recently, the number of Chinese tourists have been increasing rapidly. We want to tell that the city authorities are arranging public buses to serve tourists who want to go from the airport to the city center. This service only costs 2 NZD per turn, therefore this is a good information for people who are going to Queenstown. In comparison with the price of the taxi or super shuttle, this price is so cheap. In addition, using public bus helps to reduce traffic jam here.

Sightseeing Spots In Queenstown, New Zealand

We had stayed in Queenstown for 3 days and visited some below places:

Visiting The City And Playing Shotover Jet In Queenstown

Shotover Jet In Queenstown
Road trip around New Zealand : Shotover Jet In Queenstown

We had a road trip around New Zealand. Now we kept going around Queenstown and played Shotover jet. This game is suitable for all ages and easy to play. Because of the high price (149NZD/15minutes), some of the members of our team did not want to play, but after playing it, they feel that it is worth playing it. The train’s speed is about 85km/h, enough fast for you to feel fearful. This is an interesting experience for tourists in Queenstown. You can buy the ticket in the office at Shotover street. Then you will go here by bus without a fee. If you are afraid of cold, you can ask a shawl or mask to keep warm. Especially, all of them are free.

Shotover Jet In Queenstown
Road trip around New Zealand : Shotover Jet In Queenstown

Shotover Jet is a thrilling game under the water. In order to play it, you have to wear protective gear and seat on a boat which runs with 85km/h. In New Zealand, this game attracts many tourists so you should try playing it if you go to New Zealand.

Overview From Skyline In Queenstown, New Zealand

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Restaurants with eye-candy skyline Queenstown

In the center of the city, we had a lunch in the skyline as well as sightseeing. There are two types of ticket for you:
+Sightseeing ticket: 50NZD/person/ round-trip ticket
+Sightseeing and having lunch combo: 65NZD/person/ round-trip ticket

road trip around new zealand: queenstown
Cable car in Queenstown
road trip around new zealand: queenstown
Queenstown Skyline Gondola

In addition, you will have experience with cable car, carriage. Especially, you can control the speed of this vehicle and it is very safe for you when using, therefore don’t worry. However, if you want to use it, you have to pay 30NZD for it.
In this restaurants, the dishes are not too delicious. However, the dessert (fresh cream) is very delicious.

Visiting Arrowtown

Arrowtown, New Zealand
Arrowtown, New Zealand

After having lunch, we spent for tea time in a friend’s house in Arrowtown which is famous for its beauty, especially in the autumn. We took part in gold panning, it is very interesting; however, we failed in finding gold.

Autumn in Arrowtown

 

Millbrook Golf Course, Arrowtown, New Zealand
Millbrook Golf Course, Arrowtown, New Zealand

Our friend’s house is a wonderful place. There is a majestic mountain which is covered by white snow in 4 seasons in the back of the house. Besides, there is a big garden with many kinds of flowers which is planted by an 80-years old woman. Because of its beauty, this place becomes a famous destination for tourists.

Skiing At Remarkables Ski In Queenstown, New Zealand

The Remarkables Ski Area featuring mountains, snow and snow skiing
The Remarkables Ski Area featuring mountains, snow and snow skiing

If you like skiing, it is pity because the Remarkables ski closed in this season, but you also see snow and take many beautiful photos. It is dangerous for people who drive, so be careful!

Walter Peak Farm, Queenstown, New Zealand

Walter Peak Farm, Queenstown, New Zealand
Walter Peak Farm, Queenstown, New Zealand

In the journey to Queenstown, we were going to Walter Peak Farm. We only have to pay 55NZD/ person to have lunch and visit Walter Peak Farm.

Walter Peak High Country Farm
Walter Peak High Country Farm
Walter Peak High Country Farm
Road trip around New Zealand

Walter Peak is the largest farm which belongs to a Scotsman. You go from Queenstown to Walter Peak by ship. This ship is very special because in the past people use it to bring sheep and people back and forth Walter Peak and Queenstown center. Nowadays, they use this ship to serve tourists. This ship and to use the coal-powered steam engine. It takes 40-45 minutes to move from Queenstown to Walter Peak. In the moving process, you can see the beauty of Queenstown.

Notes

The best time to see the view in Walter Peak is in the afternoon because it is warmer (11 to12 am). As we said above, you can buy the ticket for visiting, without lunch (65 NZD). We think having lunch is not necessary, because time is quite short and you have to wait for a long time for having lunch, therefore you don’t have enough time to go everywhere. Adding more information about lunch, it has BBQ meat dishes, especially sheep meat is very wonderful. After 1 hour, you will have the chance to visit and watch fleece cutting and many different activities.

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