If you have the time and the means, the surrounding areas and towns around Queenstown are worth a visit, if not just for the views. I know, I know, all I have gone on about in these Queenstown posts is the scenery…but I tell you, it’s just so beautiful. Who doesn’t love a bit of pretty nature hey?
We hired a car and made our way to our first stop of Arrowtown, a charming old miner’s town only 20 minutes out of Queenstown. It still has a street of miner’s cottages and old store fronts, and provides the perfect place for a stroll, some coffee and morning tea, and maybe even a wander through the museum.
We then wound our way up Crown Range Road over and through the mountains to the lakeside town of Wanaka. Sitting on the edge of Lake Wanaka, the town is a popular resort town for the nearby ski fields. It’s also really pretty…
To complete our loop, we made a stop to checkout Lake Hawea before heading back through vineyards and fields of sheep to Queenstown. It wouldn’t be New Zealand without some sheep.
This is the third and final instalment of my Queenstown posts. I hope they have shown you some of the delights that the New Zealand city has to offer and maybe inspired a visit. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.