New Zealand: Days 17/18 – Queenstown

Queenstown, the city for adrenalin junkies and crazy folks in the Otago region. Every activity with a bit of a kick can be found and booked here. Of course, the most famous being bungie jumping, but not to forget kayaking, rafting, jet boating, river boarding, and many more.

The city is full of opportunities to find your adventure kick, just walk along the main high street and you’ll find an abundance of options.

With all those crazy things on offer, what did we do (well, most of the group anyway)? We went on a wine tasting tour! 🙂 We covered four vineyards (Carrick, Aruka, Wooing Tree, Gibbston Valley) and tasted our way through various glasses (errm, bottles) of Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir and sparkling wines. My favourite was a Pinot Gris from Carrick vineyard, and I bought two bottles for our Christmas Day celebrations in a couple of days. This was another great and rather relaxed day in the sunshine. Just a quick mentionof two small historic villages: Arrowtown and Cromwell. Both feature original buildings along the High Street, if it weren’t for the 4×4 cars parked along the high street you could imagine what it looked like 100 years ago.

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Links: Queenstown, Carrick vineyard, Aruka vineyard, Wooing Tree vineyard, Gibbston Valley vineyard

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