Apr 02, 2008
Queenstown is really beautiful. It's on a lake and surrounded by mountains, there's a very 'alpine' feel to the place, if there's such of a thing! We stayed at Pinewood, $20 NZ a night. Cheap - as! Pinewood is made up of units, each one with a kitchen, lounge room and about three bedrooms. There were two Irish girl in our unit, really sound. We all really liked it there, it was like being back in college again! The first evening, myself and Michael took the Gondola up the mountain. Great views over the city and then you luege down (little scooter/sleigh things). Brilliant fun, we even had a minor crash because a Japanese girl stopped in the middle of the track which resulted in Michael having to veer up onto a grassy edge! No injuries, just a few expletatives. Despite everyone telling us we should go to Ferg Burger (a famous burger joint in town) we opted for steak and chips because we'd a two for one voucher and went to bed early as we had a big drive the next day.