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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

More of what we did in Queenstown...

After the Shotover jetboat ride we followed a sign that said 'Historical Bridge'. The bridge looked as though it had been completely rebuilt and maybe it had. It was made of timber and used to be on the main road. There were some lovely views from the bridge as we walked over it. 




The building just to the right of the bridge was an early hotel in the area...


Snow capped mountains there in the distance...


The sides of the bridge were a bit high for me ! lol

For lunch we drove to the Queenstown Golf Club where we enjoyed a snack on the deck overlooking the 18th hole. DH spent the whole time giving us a running commentary on the progress and standards of play of golfers in sight. :-/ It was a very picturesque course as you can see...


It was Ladies Day by the number of groups of females who played through

It was so pleasant sitting in the sunshine on the deck of the clubhouse but it was time to go for the ride on the Gondola. My BIL surprised me by deciding to come with DsD3 and I. DH took some photos of us....



We've started the climb up the steep side...
Now here are some pics that I took...



Here our gondola is passing by the bungy platform....

Still travelling upwards

Almost at the top now...

One view from the viewing platform

Looking away from the township...

The lake from the viewing platform...


This is the Luge ride finish...Miss Nikki had bought a package which gave her 5 luge rides...she loved it!

To get to the start of the Luge ride, you had to go up this chairlift...

Here 2 luge riders coming to the end of their ride...


A view of the large building at the top!

Another view from the top


And other than a bit more shopping for gifts and dinner in an Irish pub that was our last day in Queenstown!

4 comments:

Justjen said...

You're very brave Maria, but what a beautiful view!

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allotmentadventureswithjean said...

More great pics Maria.

Vireya said...

Wow! Fantastic views!