is on the South Island of New Zealand surrounded by lakes and Mountains.
What you see here are two of the most familiar of landmarks. The
steamship is called the Earnslaw and the mountain range is called
the Remarkables. Queenstown is positioned on Lake Wakatipu which
was formed by glaciers and is the deepest lake in NZ.
The steamer is the oldest ship
in New Zealand and takes tourists on cruises around the Lake for
lunch and evening meals and sight seeing. If you are lucky enough
to be in Queenstown for New Years Eve the steamer has a special cruise
to see the New Years in and deposits you back in Queenstown just
Queenstown is mostly well known
for it's outdoor pursuits, especially in the winter. Many skiers
from around the world come to Queenstown to ski one of the four mountains
in the area. Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone.
Apart from the skiing there are many other exciting outdoor activities;
Fishing, Golf, Sailing, skydiving, White Water Rafting, Bungy Jumping,
water skiing, parapenting, hiking, camping and many more both winter
and summer. In the winter the specialty sport for skiers is Heli-skiing.
A picture of Queenstown from
the Skyline Lodge.
A yak on the farm with views
of Queenstown in the background.
Couple of friendly deer with
the snowy mountains in the background.
Yes they have sheep in New Zealand. Some
say the ratio is 4 million people to 64 million sheep!
Some antlers in the foreground
and the New Zealand Alps in the background.
This guys appears to run the
show. Standing tall like he owns the place!