New Zealand with Kids: Queenstown

IMG_7493We continued our South Island adventures through Otago with the requisite adrenalin thrills.  The Queenstown area is jam-packed with options for daredevils, both young and old.  While we didn’t do bungee jumping on this trip (much to my 12-year-old daughter’s chagrin), taking a ride on the Shotover Jet boat at Arthur’s Point was a thrill my kids will talk about for years to come.

We took the Skyline Gondola up to the peak in Queenstown, which afforded sweeping
views of the surrounding mountains and what is reported to be the purest fresh water lake in the world.  While at the peak, we raced the luge around the track, walked up and down the walking paths, and took plenty of pictures.

After spending a couple of days in Queenstown, we continued on our way through Southland and into Te Anau.  To enhanIMG_7587ce the gorgeous splendor of New Zealand, it seemed as if rainbows appeared daily throughout our drive.  With its varied terrain and largely unspoiled natural beauty, New Zealand is, without a doubt, the most stunningly scenic place I’ve ever been.


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