Thursday, 29 January 2009


Lake Wakatipu looking towards Glenorchy.
This trip was a halfday excursion with RD Tours and was another unique and enjoyable South Island experience.
Lake Reid Wildife Reserve

Stags, Mt Earnslaw Station.

Mt Earnslaw Station woolshed.

Getting our bearings. Mt Earnslaw is the snowcapped peak above the cab of the vehicle.

Rees River (centre) flowing down from Mt Aspiring National Park.

On the way down.

Belinda our driver, we climbed up Mt Alfred 1300 ft to just above the rock face in middle of picture.

Arcadia Station Homestead on the Shores of Diamond Lake.

Sunday, 25 January 2009


Our ascent of Queenstown Hill was tough before it even started as we had to go up some very,very steep streets from downtown to the official entrance of the walkway.
A lot of the lower part is bush clad.

Part way up looking towards Queenstown Airport.

The beginning of the final assault (note people at top of picture).

The very top looking down on Queenstown.

From the summit looking towards Skippers.

One of the many photos taken by the "Botanical Queen"

A summit conquering nap in the sun.

The descent begins, just below the summit.

Looking down on the "Truck"
A bit hard to see but if you enlarge it is on the section opposite the red car parked on street.
You can see a campervan parked in the corner of "Creeksyde" which is over the road from where we are.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


View from our window from our new site on a staff property adjacent to the park.

Christmas Eve present time as we were both working Christmas Day.

Note Christmas wrap on my present from "My Love" with compliments of Courierpost.

Midnight Carols & Communion, Christmas Eve, St Peter's Anglican Church, Queenstown

We had the opportunity to deliver the Top 10 promotional car from Queenstown to Invercargill, this is a coffee stop at Kingston, home of the Kingston Flyer.

Lands End Restaurant, Bluff where we had an absolutely divine Blue Cod lunch.

Dog Island Lighthouse, Foveaux Strait.

Top 10 Car as far south as she can go.

Bluff International Signpost, 1401 k's to Cape Reinga.

Stewart Island from Bluff Lookout

Who says it doesn't rain in Invercargill???