Glenorchy & Queenstown, New Zealand

We spent our final day in New Zealand taking a drive to Glenorchy and chilling out in Queenstown. There isn’t a great deal to see in Glenorchy, but the drive from Queenstown is stunning, with views over Lake Wakatipu and a mountainous backdrop.

We had spectacular weather during our entire trip in New Zealand, except for our last day. It was cloudy, with a few light showers, but still fine enough to get outside and explore. And on the upside, the clouds and fog made for some great moody photos over the jetty in Glenorchy.

After taking a short walk around Glenorchy, we headed further north to a section of the Routeburn Track. We weren’t quite adventurous enough to organise a trek before leaving Sydney, but we did do a short walk for an hour or two along part of the track. Like most places in South Island, the landscape was beautiful.

So after a week exploring the South Island, it was time to return to Sydney. We were very impress with New Zealand, and it was a much needed short break after a few hectic months back home.

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Essentials:

Eat:
We didn’t line up for the famous Fergburgers, but we did stop by at the bakery for some cream buns. And oh were they great cream buns!
We also had a fantastic lunch on our way back to the airport before heading home at The Boatshed Cafe. They do great, value for money lunches, with a stunning view towards The Remarkables. Also, don’t forget to grab one of the savoury muffins for the road.

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