As Joyce told in the last blog, I also went traveling over the holidays. I went to the South Island and had a really great time there. One of my favourite places was Queenstown and Wanaka. The scenery is just so beautiful there, that I could literally sit down and stay there for a few hours to just look around.
In Wanaka I did the Roy’s Peak track. This is a walking track of about 16 km, and takes about 6 hours (return) and you go all the way up to Mount Roy. Mount Roy is 1578 metres high. The beginning of the track was really hard for me. It started going uphill from moment one and that was pretty tough. After about 1,5 hour it was a little less uphill and got way easier for me. The track crosses private land, so when you do the track you have to respect the owner’s property. After 2 hours and 55 minutes I had finally reached the top. It felt like it was -5 degrees up there and I was freezing, haha! Even though I struggled a lot in the beginning of the track, I am so glad that I kept going and didn’t give up because the view up there is just BREATH-TAKING! I can show it on the pictures I took, but you have to see it with your own eyes.
After Wanaka I drove to Queenstown to stay there for 2 nights. I also really loved Queenstown because the city is located by a lake and the scenery here is also really beautiful, but quite different from Wanaka. The first day in Queenstown I took the Gondola all the way up to Bobs Peak to get a pretty view of the city. Up there I also went on the Luge ride. This was very funny, and I just couldn’t stop laughing. Up on Bobs peak you can also do a bungy jump. Unfortunately I didn’t have time for that, but it is a beautiful place to do your bungy! (email us if you want to, and we will arrange it for you!). In Queenstown I also went on a jet boat on the lake. It was so cool to be on the lake and see even more amazing surroundings.
Two places I would definitely recommend on going when you’re in New Zealand! If you want to go, but don’t know how to book or plan your trip, email us and we will help you with it!