Nearing the last leg of our trip, we touched down in Queenstown, New Zealand for a few days. I immediately fell in love with this small tourist town which sits on Lake Wakatipu on the country’s south island. The clear, blue waters of the lake with the gorgeous mountains in the background surrounded the city. Here is the view from the patio of our hotel!
Queenstown is the self-proclaimed “Adrenaline Capital of the World” and they definitely embrace it! The weather was a perfect sunny and 70 when we arrived, and all day long there were paragliders softly gliding down over the city.
The city also has a beautiful harbor area with a small beach, shops, and cafes.
We stopped off at one of the restaurants right on the water for some lunch.
This restaurant’s special was bringing out your choice of meat (I got lamb and Josh got steak) on a hot stone. The stone sizzles and cooks the meat at your table, so that you can eat it immediately when it reaches the temperature you desire!
Wanting to take advantage of the beautiful day, we decided to take a gondola ride up to the top of a mountain in town where the paragliders were coming down from.
When we reached the top, there is a balcony outside of the visitors center where you can soak in the extraordinary views! You can see why I was immediately struck by cupid for this gorgeous, gorgeous city!
We quickly realized that paragliding wasn’t the only activity available at the top! There were bungee jumpers and luge rides down the mountain! I wish I would have had my GoPro with me when we did the luge rides- they look innocent but they are actually a thrill!
Queenstown really ignites a sense of adventure! While we didn’t paraglide this time, we still found a way to embrace the Adrenaline Capital- I’ll share photos soon!