Friday, August 09, 2013

Of Queenstown, accommodations and more..

Panorama of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu from the top of the gondola: Wikipedia
The highlight of my New Zealand holiday some years ago was without doubt visiting Queenstown, a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. Queenstown is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes. The town has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above it Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

We also visited Arrowtown, a historic gold mining town in the Otago region and one of neighbouring towns near Queenstown. Our itinerary included Milford Sound, Dunedin, Mount Cook National Park, Franz Josef Glacier (here we took an optional flight to get a bird's eye view of the glacier), and of course Christchurch and a few other smaller towns - not in order.

Queenstown is now known for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism. There are lots to see and do in this resort town. While some of us signed up for whitewater rafting, the rest of us took up various other activities. My girlfriend and I took a gondola up to the ski slopes for a feel of snow. We did a spot of shopping at the Queenstown Mall. I remember I was fascinated by a male shop assistant at a souvenir shop speaking fluent Japanese with a Japanese tourist shopper.

When on holiday, a prerequisite for an enjoyable holiday would have to include reasonably good accommodation of which Queenstown has plenty of.

Highview Apartments offer luxury accommodation with every modern convenience. Their stylish one- and two-bedroom apartments are designed with majestic views of Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables range and the Queenstown bay.

Conveniently located, Highview Apartments are only a 5-minute walk from town and yet distanced from the hustle-bustle of traffic ensuring an enjoyable, relaxing stay.

The apartments come with Lounge and Dining Areas, wall-mounted heaters, fully-equipped kitchen and laundry, flat-screen tvs, hair dryer, iron and ironing board to name the essentials available. Here's the link to KIV for your next visit to Queenstown:

If it's a holiday house you prefer instead, there is a wide range of holiday houses available in Queenstown to suit every budget.

This one for instance is Kohara Lodge, an award-winning standalone house set into the hillside. The house enjoys magnificent views over the mighty Shotover River and is located just a few minutes drive from central Queenstown. It has 4 beds, 3 baths and sleeps 8.

While on holiday, we all want it incident-free. I remember a colleague while on holiday in Europe with her father, had to frantically look for a dentist for the old gentleman who suddenly developed a toothache. Both of them had to forgo the day's tour activities to get the tooth looked at. But I digress, but then again should you find yourself in North Island at the Tauranga area and need a dentist's help, here's a site for you: dentist tauranga nz. But I hope you won't need it.

Since we have strayed far north, we might as well go a little further to Australia where you can find cute adorable Puppies for Sale. If you are in Australia, this site allows you to buy or sell puppies and dogs.
Me!  Me!  Pick me!

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