Thursday the 23rd and we get up and have a bite to eat and a drink with Joy and Jodie. We bis them farewell as they had to get to Christchurch and catch a plane. Was a surprise and a great catch up. We headed into Queenstown about 12 miles away to catch the Earnslaw and head to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a BBQ lunch. Queenstown accommodation was booked out and for around twice the price at least of where we were staying. Worth doing the little drive. We found a free safe parking spot a long side Lake Wakatipu and had a 10 minute walk along side the lake to where the ferry was docked at the bottom end of town.
The old girl soon got up a head of steam and away we went across the lake. Just beautiful.
The main house where we had our BBQ dinner. A Carvery Buffet. Every kind of meat beautifully bbq'd and every kind of salad you could think of. Roasted veggies and sweets including ice cream. I had everything.
Away it goes to get another load of people.
Dogs rounded the sheep up for shearing.
Oh noo. its coming back for us. We should have asked if we could have stayed for the next ride back. Didn't see everything.
Time to leave this beautiful farm.
We had a walk around Queenstown and then headed back to Arrowtown via the Shotover Rapids to see the Jet boats. At $149 a ride, we decided to give that a miss but very spectacular though.
Very spectacular and not much water.
Tomorrow Glenorchy. Keith