NZ South Island Journey – Queenstown, Teanau

Posting by Barb:

Made it to the top of 'Crown Range'

Made it to the top of ‘Crown Range’

 

It was on to Queenstown via the highest paved highway in NZ, the ‘Crown Range’. The road wound, and twisted its way up the mountainside to a height 1080

meters. That wasn’t high enough for us. We parked the van and hiked for

another 250 meters to a spectacular, very windy height with a 360 degree view of the valley and Queenstown.

 

 

 

DSC_4123DSC_3079The downhill trek in the motor van included many, many switchbacks witch confused our GPS into thinking we were constantly doing u-turns.  In Queenstown we met up with Mary and Doug, also vacationing from Thunder Bay and Pete and Melissa who are living in the Whangarei Heads.  We had a fine meal in their beautiful, rented apartment. The next day we made our way to Teanau where Caroline and Vic did an overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound.

Snowy mountain caps view from the tour boat on the way to the underground Hydro plant

Snowy mountain caps view from the tour boat on the way to the underground Hydro plant

There was only 2 available spots on the ship Tutock II so Dennis and I could not go. We did a side tour of the Power Station instead and had a night to ourselves at Teanau.

Underground Power station
Underground Power station

Dennis and I will probably sail to Doubtful Sound in the future.

 

 

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