Today was the 13th day of our New Zealand trip. On the way to Te Anau we had to pass Queenstown. Honestly we had never seen so many people in a city other than in this one. It is not the biggest city, but at least in my opinion it is the most vibrant city in the South Island.
There was a street market on that day. Locals were selling foods, crafts and arts on the street. All shops were open. We walked to the premier lake front and just saw a steam boat with many tourist groups on board is sailing away. The combination of the nostalgic boat and the lake scene makes an incredible views.
Queenstown is situated on the shore line of Lake Wakatipu and nestled among mountains. Because of its relatively moderate altitude (310 metres) it has an oceanic climate. In summer it has long warm days with temperatures that can reach 30 °C. In winter there is no permanent snow cover during the year. Given the advantages of the geographical loaction, this place offers most activities, from outdoor ones such as Bungy Jumping, nearby excursions, Cycling, boating, golfing etc. to indoor ones such as hot pools, cinemas, ice arena etc. In winter this is also a ski destination.
We did not plan to stay here for any activity because of our tight schedule. If we come to New Zealand again we would probably stay here for a couple of days. This time we had made no adventure in the adventure capital of the world – Queenstown.