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The lakes of South Island

The next day we woke to a gorgeous day had we had to laugh because it seemed like when we got on the bus the weather would change for the better. The trip we were taking was not a long one and would involve stopping at Lake Matheson and then onward to Lake Wanaka. Between these two places there are some stunning landscapes.


It wasn't long before we reached Lake Matheson. The point of the stop here is to take a short walk and enjoy the scenery which is amazing. Sarah, Sally, Patriciza, Glyn and I grouped up for the walk.


It wasn't far before we got to the Lake and it was picture time of course.



I was keen to talk to Patriciza about her home of Switzerland as I wondered if the scenery we were looking at was similar. Judging by her description it sounds like it is with the Alps so close, potential holiday trip?


Getting photos done we headed back with the prospect of a tea or coffee with a good view inspiring us.

We hopped back on the bus and started a trip to Lake Wanaka. On route we passed even more stunning landscapes


one of which being Lake Hawea.


We reached Lake Wanaka in the early evening, and as it was our last week Sarah and I said, sod it! Let's eat out!


So after taking in the Lake with Sarah and Sally, climbing on big hands and sliding down dinosaurs we walked around looking for a curry house but it was pretty dead so we went to the Irish pub that looked out over the Lake and had a banjo duet playing covers including Rolling Stones and Black Eyed Peas!


Glyn joined us later and hearing her talking about Skydiving got me thinking and because we had missed Franz Josef and the prospect of jumping out plane I threw caution to the wind and ran back to the booking office and booked in to skydive the for the next morning.

And guess what......

It got cancelled due to the weather, FYI New Zealand weather is unpredictable if you hadn't guessed already.

So the next morning I joined up with Sarah and Sally and walked up Mount Iron, which was our original plan.


The walk was pleasant enough, with a few steep incline s to get the heart pumping. The 360 view of the Lake and Valley were worth it.



We made our way back down and stopped off at the Puzzle House and kind of art/funhouse. We didn't go inside but the girls nipped in to use the loo!


We left a Sally there as she was staying another night and decided that we should call her Phoebs, as she is quirky like the character from Friends :)

We would be continuing on to the adventure capital of the world, Queenstown!

What would we end up doing?

Stay tuned for more tales


Posted by doyledan 23:17 Archived in New Zealand

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