I am writing a weekly post titled ‘View from the top’ from all over the globe. I can’t believe I am at #10 already, I hope you have been enjoying the series so far, there are plenty more posts to come so stay tuned.I visited Queenstown in August 2012 on a visit back to my home of New Zealand and as it was my other halves first visit to NZ it seemed only right to take him to the adventure capital. I am pretty ashamed to say I didn’t venture to the South Island until this particular trip! Everywhere else in the world seemed more desirable but how wrong could I be? Queenstown is a stunner!
This months view from the top is one of the best views I have ever had the pleasure of seeing. After taking a gondola up to Bob’s Peak accompained by my English friend who I met in America who has now made Queenstown her home we got to the top and I was so blown away. For the more adventurous type you can actually hike up to the top but the gondola was good enough for me! The blue water and the snow capped mountains was totally overwhelming and I couldn’t believe I had been missing out on this South Island beauty.
Once at the top you are 450m up and looking out to Lake Wakatipu (Wok-a-tip-ew for you non kiwis), The Remarkable’s and Coronet Peak mountain ranges which are popular skiing and snowboarding locations in the winter months.
Whilst admiring the view from the top we saw a sign for ‘AJ Hackett Bungy Ledge Bungy’ and with Dan’s heart set on doing a bunny jump whilst in Queenstown this location seemed like as good a location as any.
Later that week we got an even better ‘view from the top’ of Queenstown when we sky dived over this stunning region. One of the best experiences I have ever done and I hope I get to do it again!
If you have been to New Zealand but not to Queenstown you are missing out on some serious views, fun and thrills.
Visit 100% Pure New Zealand website for more information about Queenstown or you can read my post about my trip there Stunning Queenstown.
Next week I will be doing a re-cap of the first 10 from the series and continue with the rest of the series next year. The following weeks’ view from the top comes to you from Koh Nangyuan in Thailand, one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever been to.
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