Driving To Queenstown – Becoming Kiwi Day 12

Driving To Queenstown – Becoming Kiwi Day 12

Driving To Queenstown

Day 12 of our trip was another wet and rainy day. Cyclone Gita had passed by the country, but we were still getting some lingering rain from the storm.  It was only 3.5 hours driving to Queenstown from Curio Bay, but the entire trip was done in the rain, so we did not stop too many times to enjoy the view.  However, the entire area around Queenstown is beautiful and reminded us very much of Banff and Kelowna. It is a very touristy town, but there are a lot of things to do in the area.

After grabbing lunch we made our way up the Queenstown gondola and rode the Skyline Luge track 3 times. Jess was still recovering from her head cold, and Sunny was in the worst of his, so after the luge ride we made our way to the Millbrook Resort where we ordered room service and got as much rest as we could.

The Queenstown area is definitely a spot we want to explore more the next time we are in New Zealand!

Driving to Queenstown from Curio Bay on another rainy day

Driving to Queenstown from Curio Bay on another rainy day

The view towards the highway from the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

The view towards the highway from the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge – The original bungy jumping bridge!

Bungy jumper mid-flight off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

Bungy jumper mid-flight off the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge

The Kawarau Gorge

The Kawarau Gorge

Taking the Queenstown gondola up

Taking the Queenstown gondola up

Another wet & rainy day in New Zealand!

Another wet & rainy day in New Zealand!

Queenstown luge track height restriction

Queenstown luge – Jess was tall enough to take the fast track!

 

You can see the rest of our trip here:

Exploring Auckland – Day 1

Driving The Coromandel Peninsula – Becoming Kiwi Day 2

Bay Of Plenty The Hobbiton Movie Set – Becoming Kiwi Day 3

Hobbiton Movie Set Evening Banquet Tour

Driving Around The North Island – Becoming Kiwi Day 4

Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset

Alpacas in New Zealand – Becoming Kiwi Day 6

Sunrise Alpacas & Yealands Winery – Becoming Kiwi Day 7

Exploring Christchurch – Becoming Kiwi Days 8 & 9

Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay – Becoming Kiwi Day 10

Cathedral Caves, McLean Falls, Petrified Forest – Exploring Curio Bay

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