On our first day in Queenstown we chose to experience the high of the mountain top and the calm of the lake.
Our view over breakfast
The mountain top is accessed by the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Great views all the way up (and down). Patrick loved it. At the top they provide many Adventure experiences, but we chose to only take the obligatory photos and eat; except for Ben who enjoyed a run on the Luge.
This is a view of our accommodation. We are in the row of 4 - second from the right.
The road leading up is VERY steep.
When we came back down to reality, we took a cruise on Lake Wakatipu.
The lake is the longest in New Zealand (80kms) and the third largest and is surrounded by mountains. The Remarkables lie along the south eastern edge.
The Remarkables in the background
A glacial mountain in the distance
The boys enjoying themselves at the front of the boat
Tomorrow we head to Wanaka.