Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Queenstown

Queenstown is a town in the south of the South Island of New Zealand. It has become a popular tourism centre and is famous in the world of thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. You can do yetboating, skiing, parasailing, bungee jumping and more

The biggest thrill we had was shopping. We bought some rain coats anticipating the winter and because they are cheaper here than in Christchurch. (yep being Dutch, always looking for a good deal)



Queenstown is build around lake Wakatipu with mountains like the remarkables on the background. 

These beautiful people entertained us with some music

This thunderjet takes you up the Kawarau river and makes 360 degrees spins

The shotover jet takes you through this canyon. The jetboat was invented by the New Zealander known as Bill Hamilton. My husband used to live opposite the Hamilton family when he was young.
 
The famous bungee jumping which started in 1988 by AJ Hacket and Henry Van Asch

Our world Tuesday
 

18 comments:

  1. I think you can be lucky to live there with the beautiful nature around you. A bungee jump I will probably never do. It would scare me to death. Thanks for showing your country.

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  2. What gorgeous scenery. I'm visiting from Our World Tuesday.

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  3. While I have skydived, years ago actually, there is just something about bungee jumping that scares the daylights out of me.

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  4. The mountains in the background do look remarkable!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  5. Wow the photo of the canyon made me gulp … the scene is perilous but lovely! How cool the jetboat inventor was your husband’s neighbor. I can see the NZ environment would be quite an inspiration.

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  6. What a wonderful tour ! I don't need to be dutch to look for bargains, lol ! I think it's far more difficult to buy chic and cheap then chic and expensive !

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  7. nice pictures of a beautifull place. can't wait to come back to the family and see some more of the country.

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  8. Beautiful scenery all round. You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place.

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  9. Beautiful photos of your part of the world. I travelled to the North Island many years ago and found it very beautiful too. xx

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  10. Hi Marja .. love the photos - bungee jumping no thank you ... 360 deg turns no thank you .. a quiet trip having time to take in the scenery - yes please!

    Cheers Hilary

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  11. Beautiful place. That canyon is breathtaking.

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  12. Loved this post and my visit to Queenstown Marja, and the scenery. I think the music must have been magical also with harp and guitar.. Love to you and Blessings Sue xox

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  13. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous place!

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  14. I haven't visited Queenstown since 1995, looks like it is certainly worth another visit.
    Love your photos Marja.
    Namaste
    Peggy xxxxx

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  15. My brother has just just returned from a holiday in New Zealand and only last night he was showing me photos and telling me about his trip on the Thunderjet! My sister in law was not as impressed - she said it mucked up her hair!

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  16. What a beautiful place!NZ must be so beautiful!

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  17. These pictures brought back wonderful memories of our trip there some years ago. I didn't know kiwis invented the jet boat and bungy jumping.

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