Queenstown

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Jelly Belly greetings from Queenstown!

I’ve put together an ideal “one day in Queenstown” guide for you, enjoy!

*it is recommended that all activities on this guide should be planned over 2-3 days to get the best experience in Queenstown*

IMG_1852-EditIMG_1875-Edit Early morning stroll around the lake, with mountain ranges in the distance, a tranquil moment to myself. I could spend a whole morning here, but first, coffee and breakfast!

After reading many reviews, I decided to try Cafe Vudu & Larder, which is located right in town centre. Coming from Melbourne, with the best coffee and cafes in the world, I did not have any expectations for coffee or food in New Zealand, but how wrong I was! Coffee in NZ is just as good – if not better! (their standard comes with 2 shots!) and the food… it can definitely compete with the top cafes in Melbourne. #notexaggerating

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After a nice breakky, we made our way to NZONE Skydive, and jumped out of a plane 15,000 ft from the sky. No biggie. Just almost peed my pants. But in all honesty, it was not as scary as bungee jumping (have you checked out my bungee video in previous post?)

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Queenstown is well known for all sorts of adventurous activities, if sky diving or bungee jumping aren’t your thing, there are lots of other activities that doesn’t involve free-falling from the sky. You will never run out of activities in Queenstown!

After the jump, we headed back in town to check out Skyline Queenstown, where you will get the best views of Queenstown, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks, all spread out in a spectacular panorama. You can catch the Skyline Gondola up or take the trail and go for a hike! We chose the hiking trail (because I wanted to eat more food) and the views along the way made it very enjoyable.

DSC04923DSC04942-EditDSC04971DSC04910-EditIMG_1892-Edit After all the work out, we made our way to Amisfield for lunch. Amazing meal with matching wine is exactly what I needed.

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IMG_1930-EditSpeaking of wine, Queenstown and the wider region is a world class wine destination, known for their Central Otago Pinot Noir. There are so many vineyards around the area, we visited Gibbston Valley and did  a small wine tour. Even if you don’t like wine, it’s definitely worth checking out these vineyards!
IMG_2082-EditIMG_1974IMG_2017-EditIMG_1944-EditIMG_1958-EditIMG_1946-Edit After all the wine tasting, all you want to do is probably jump in a hot tub and relax. Well, that’s exactly what you should do by booking yourself an Onsen Hot Pool with this amazing view.
DSC05000-EditIMG_1902-Edit Eventually, we had to get out of the pool and hunt down the infamous Fergburger that’s the size of my head. Definitely worth trying, but eat at your own risk of heart attack.DSC04796-Edit

After one of these bad boys, I don’t think you should do anything else for the night except for star gazing the clearest skies over Queenstown. IMG_1887

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