Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Queenstown Holiday - Part 3

After a couple of days on the Routeburn track we had a day off checking out the famous bungy jump from the old bridge over the Kawrau River, and wine and food tasting. This coincided with the only foggy day of the week. The next day the weather cleared again and we headed up the cable car up Ben Lomond that overlooks Queenstown.

View from the top of the cable car of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables in the background

From the top of the cable we started walking up Ben Lomond. However after a late start in the morning we were running out of time and Aaron desperately wanted to go on the luges - to relive his last visit to Queenstown with Dave Osmond.

Ben Lomond

Aaron on his luge about to race Helen down the track.... he won - but then gravity was on his side!

Riding the alpine slides

Our final day we headed up the otherside of the valley, towards Coronet Peak Ski fields and also where there are quite a few mountain bike tracks that Aaron wanted to check out for when he goes back in summer with his bike!

Coronet Peak ski fields - a few pathetic patches of man made snow in a sea of brown hills!

Skippers Canyon and the Alps

The Shotover River where lots of the jet boats go up and down the canyon.

So lots of walking, but also lots of relaxing - it was a great week away.

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