Published: February 22nd 2012February 22nd 2012
Two travelers plus luggage for four
Awoke in Christchurch. We were not near the earthquake devastation area. In the late morning, we made our way to the airport and boarded our plane to Queenstown, the jewel in the crown of the Southern Alps. After arriving in QT, we managed to squeeze in a short tramp along Tobin’s track in nearby rustic Arrowtown.
With the benefit of long daylight hours we were able to then drive onto Coronet Peak (about 5000 ft.). This local ski resort attracts huge crowds of skiers in the winter season. At this strategic vantage point (Coronet Peak) we were mesmerized by a spectacular panoramic view of Lake Wakatipu and Lake Hayes. As a bonus, we watched paragliders as they launched from the edge of the mountain.
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