Road Trip in Winter From Twizel to Queenstown
Heading back to Lake Pukaki from accommodation, since its dark when we reached yesterday so we decided to came back today. Lake Pukaki still in Mackenzie District, around 15minutes from our accommodation. Here, we spent around 30 minutes enjoying scenery and fresh air of the lake. Mt Cook not so clearly due to foggy and cloudy, and light rain. Temperature still low, around 2-3 degree to begin our road trip from Twizel to tourist city Queenstown.
Early morning journey, give us a lot of time to spend and can drop by at more places. So we can have more pitstop along the journey hopefully.
First pit stop is the famous High Country Salmon. Here we have free feeding salmon time, anytime. Weehuu.
We buy a slice of salmon to cook later as the price are cheap. And still got discount because the fish was prepare previous day. Look like bonus for us.
Passing by Omarama is a bless. This district are so green and lot flat farm. So driving here are easy and steady.
Another stop you cannot miss is Lindis pass viewpoint . Here, you can enjoying mountain scenery from the lookout. The road and mountain look great together and this is my first time having beautiful and magical scene like this
By the time we reached Cromwell, another stop is Jones Family Fruit Stall. Its have lots of fresh fruit with good price here. Apple bargain is crazy. We try real fruit ice cream here, even in winter, it still tasty.
Roaring meg station is another one you should stop. You will be amaze with clear water and green lake.
Kawarau Bungy Centre. Its still connected with Roaring Meg thats why the water is green.
We reached Queenstown in the evening because we stop at variety places. We booked and stay at Amber Lodge. Its just walking distance into tourist center attraction. To compare to other town before, Queenstown is so nightly and happening.
Amber Lodge Review:
- Clean and neat
- Heater at hall
- Electric bed warmer except 1 single bed missing
- Self service Laundry and dryer
- Kitchen and completed cooking utensil
- Dining table
- 3 bed at hall and 1 room with queen bed
- Free parking
To driving from Twizel to Queenstown, its so enjoyable and full with panorama and farm, animal, mountain, lake and small town. Because its amazed me every second, every passing
At Queenstown, its so easy to find store or market or even restaurant. If looking for fast food, KFC which located in front of O’connel mall are halal to eat. Beside that, mostly shop at Queenstown open longer hour at night. So its normal to see people everywhere. Walking, seeing,buying and enjoying their night(in freezing perhaps)
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