Queenstown is located on the South Island of New Zealand. We visited Queenstown after our trip to Milford Sound. We arrived by afternoon to see the sunset on the Lake Wakatipu, stopping on the road at Frankton Arm to record this beautiful scene.
The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.
We stay the night in Queenstown, in a motor camp where we meet very friendly backpackers and we had dinner all together. There were people from many different countries such as Germany, Sweden, England and more.
In the next morning, we start our trip walking around Queenstown. First, we visited the center of Queenstown, we stopped at the information center to get some tips for places to visit nearby.
Our next stop was in The Saint-Omer park, the weather that day was cold and windy but very sunny. We really enjoy walking by the lake and taking very nice photos of the hills across the lake. Then we drove to Queenstown Gardens where we stopped to have some tea and walk a bit more.
Later we head to Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve where we stopped to see the nice and big trees and walk up the hill. Sadly the peak was very high and the walking path was not in a really good condition for regular walkers, so we just stay down and took some photos.