Fish Bone Queenstown

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Our last dinner in QueenstownFish Bone Queenstown (1) Fish Bone Queenstown (2) Fish Bone Queenstown (3) Fish Bone Queenstown (4)Fish Bone Queenstown (9) Fish Bone Queenstown (5) Fishbone’s Chowder – YUM!  Fish Bone Queenstown (10) Battered Bluff OystersFish Bone Queenstown (11) Fish Bone Queenstown (7) Whole Flounder – YUM!Fish Bone Queenstown (13)   How to pronounce Fish and Chips in New Zealand! Don’t forget or they won’t understand you :-)Fish Bone Queenstown (17) Blue cod fish and chipsFish Bone Queenstown (14) Fish Bone Queenstown (8) The Happy Hen Pavlova – Pavlova all you want in New Zealand :-)Fish Bone Queenstown (15) Tea and Honey – Yum!

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Queenstown Gondola and Luge

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  We took the gondola ( Skyline) @skylinequeenstownQueenstown Gondola and Luge (7) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (1) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (9) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (15)
 Just too many beautiful things to see and do in New Zealand! Queenstown from the Viewpoint of the Skyline GondolaQueenstown Gondola and Luge (6) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (2) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (3)The two kids :-) did the Luge. You go up further using another lift then drive down facing the view of Queenstown.  Thank you Mish @mishmapua for telling us about this ?? #luge #skylineluge #queenstown #queenstownnz #newzealand #H2HNewZealand2016Queenstown Gondola and Luge (10)Queenstown Gondola and Luge (8) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (14) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (11) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (12) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (13) Queenstown Gondola and Luge (4)Queenstown Gondola and Luge (5)

Pedro’s House of Lamb Queenstown

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Since day 1 we have been wanting to try Pedro’s House of Lamb @pedroshouseoflamb But worried where we will be eating the lamb since its for take out only. Since today was our last day in Queenstown we made sure we tried it so we went for merienda! Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (5) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (7) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (6) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (9)  They only have one item on the menu – lamb shoulder. Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (8) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (10) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (13)  It comes in a disposable foil. Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (11) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (12) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (1) Pedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (2)  When we got there we saw they had one wooden table at the side by the road with mountains in the backdrop! Perfect! :-)   Yum!! It was worth it! #pedroshouseoflamb #lambshoulder #lamb #queenstown #queenstownnz #H2HNewZealand2016 #newzealandPedro's House of Lamb Queenstown (4)  So happy to meet Damien, the nephew of Pedro of Pedro’s House of Lamb @pedroshouseoflamb He runs and owns the Queenstown branch while Uncle Pedro owns the one in Christchurch. Damien is from San Sebastián Spain. We recommend Pedro’s House of Lamb for lamb shoulder. Damien says they prefer the Low land lambs since they are more tender compared to the Highland Merino which is perceived as higher quality but more for wool than as a meat for eating. The lamb comes with plenty sauce and potatoes. Yum
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The Remarkable Sweet Shop

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I love this shop!!!!The Remarkable Sweet Shop (1) The Remarkable Sweet Shop The Remarkable Sweet Shop (27) It’s really REMARKABLE!! :-)  The Remarkable Sweet Shop (3)The Remarkable Sweet Shop (4) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (14) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (15) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (16) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (17) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (18) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (19) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (20) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (21) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (22) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (2) But I would really come back here for their homemade fudge!!!!  A MUST when in New Zealand!The Remarkable Sweet Shop (5) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (6) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (7) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (8) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (9) Tasting :-)  The Remarkable Sweet Shop (10) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (11) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (12) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (13) I also checked out the one in Queenstown – Make sure to try the fudge!The Remarkable Sweet Shop (23) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (24) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (25) The Remarkable Sweet Shop (26)

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The original Remarkable Sweet Shop is located in the historic mountain village of Arrowtown, high in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Not far from here is the second Remarkable Sweet Shop in Beach Street Queenstown.

The original Remarkable Sweet Shop is located in the historic mountain village of Arrowtown, high in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Not far from here is the second Remarkable Sweet Shop in Beach Street Queenstown.

Saffron Arrotown

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Lunch in Arrowtown was at SaffronSaffron Arrotown (23) Saffron Arrotown (1) Saffron Arrotown (5) Saffron Arrotown (20) Saffron Arrotown (4) Saffron Arrotown (22) Saffron Arrotown (6)  In the back of Saffron there is a blue door without a sign but it’s a bar called Blue door bar Saffron Arrotown (7) Saffron Arrotown (21) Saffron Arrotown (3)  Chef Peter Gawfron ( reminds me of Robin Williams) of Award Winning restaurant, Saffron in Arrowtown. Saffron is 16 years old and owned by Chef Peter and his wife Mel. He has written 2 books where he shows how he transforms local produce into delicious dishes #saffron #arrowtown #arrowtownnz #petergawson #newzealand #H2HNewZealand2016Saffron Arrotown (19) Saffron on the wallsSaffron Arrotown (11) Saffron Arrotown (2)  Everything we had was deliciousSaffron Arrotown (10) Pork and Duck Liver terrineSaffron Arrotown (12)  Our 4th way to have White Bait – Crispy White Bait Saffron Arrotown (13) Thai Curry of BeefSaffron Arrotown (14)  Confit of Canterbury duck leg with tomato, basil and Manchego cheese  Saffron Arrotown (15) Steamed Green Lip MusselsSaffron Arrotown (16) Blue Cod with Lemon CouscousSaffron Arrotown (17) Saffron’s Salad of Green LeavesSaffron Arrotown (18) Saffron Arrotown (9) Saffron Arrotown (8)

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saffron restaurant, conde nast traveler top 100 tables, one of best restaurants in New Zealand, Peter Gawron, Melanie Hill, Historic Arrowtown, Central Otago, Central Otago pinot noir, finefood

saffron restaurant, conde nast traveler top 100 tables, one of best restaurants in New Zealand, Peter Gawron, Melanie Hill, Historic Arrowtown, Central Otago, Central Otago pinot noir, finefood

Arrowtown

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 After Walter Peak we drove to Arrowtown. It’s around 30 minutes away from Queenstown.  I loved the drive going there. I wish I was able to capture all the beautiful scenery but we were driving a bit fast so it was difficult so I’m glad I was able to capture a few. Arrowtown (1)  A “Man cave” where unlike other men, this guy collects windmills and carriages and displays them in his farm. Very interesting ?Arrowtown (2) A vineyardArrowtown (3) Arrowtown (13) Arrowtown (14) Arrowtown (15) Arrowtown (16) Arrowtown (17)    ( http://www.newzealand.com) One of the most picturesque settlements in New Zealand, Arrowtown sits alongside the gold-bearing Arrow River. The town was established in 1862, during the height of the Otago gold rush. The settlement grew quickly as pioneers constructed cottages, shops, hotels and churches, more than 60 of which can still be seen today.
A special highlight is the Chinese settlement at the edge of the river. Built by Chinese miners from 1868, this area of restored shelters and buildings paints a picture of earlier times.
The Lakes District Museum in Buckingham Street has been described as one of New Zealand’s best small museums. A variety of entertaining exhibits presents an authentic picture of early Maori life in the Southern Lakes district, the harsh pioneering days and the exciting gold rush era of the mid to late 1800s.
The gold days are long over (although you can still pan for gold in the river with some success), so Arrowtown’s focus is on hosting visitors. Play a round at the challenging local golf course or take a 4WD journey to Macetown, a ghost town accessible only by wagon track.
Arrowtown has a range of cafes, restaurants and appealing shops. #arrowtown #arrowtownnz #newzealand #H2HNewZealand2016Arrowtown (25) Arrowtown (26) Arrowtown (27)On the way back to Queenstown, We passed by Mount Aspiring National ParkArrowtown (18) Arrowtown (19) Arrowtown (20) Arrowtown (21) Arrowtown (22) Love ferns!!Arrowtown (23) Arrowtown (24)

And we stopped by the Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre

 This is where the Bungy craze all started in 1988. The Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre is the World Home of Bungy, situated along the picturesque Kawarau River, about a 30min drive out of Queenstown, NZ (http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/)
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Walter Peak

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Walter Peak (1)TSS Earnslaw About Walter Peak (2) Walter Peak (3)  Walter Peak Farm – At its peak, the station was one of New Zealand’s most famous with 170,000 acres, 40,000 sheep and up to 50 fulltime employees. The original homestead block of Walter Peak Station is now known as Walter Peak High Country Farm. Over time various permanent homes were established and these included the Colonel’s Homestead with its beautiful lakeside gardens. ( http://www.guestnewzealand.com)Walter Peak (19) Walter Peak (21) Walter Peak (20)  There are 28 breeds of sheep in New Zealand. Perendale sheep at Walter Peak Farm. This is a Meat breed and used for carpet and textiles. It’s a lower kind than Merino which is the highest quality used for clothing. Merino costs 5 times that of the Perendale. In the farm each shearer can shear 350 sheep a day in an 8 hour work day. This is the first time this sheep is sheared and will be sheared again after 6 monthsWalter Peak (4) Walter Peak (5) Walter Peak (6) Walter Peak (7) Walter Peak (11) Walter Peak (12) Walter Peak (8) Walter Peak (9) Walter Peak (13)Those antlers were so heavy I couldn’t carry themWalter Peak (10) Walter Peak (14) Walter Peak (15) Walter Peak (16) Walter Peak (18) Walter Peak (17)

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Real Journeys NZ Enjoy Queenstown's stunning scenic beauty on a lake cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw with Real Journeys.

Real Journeys NZ Enjoy Queenstown’s stunning scenic beauty on a lake cruise aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw with Real Journeys.

Botswana Butchery Queenstown

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When in New Zealand, Lamb all you want :-)  So we came here
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Cookie Time Queenstown

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For the cookie lovers out there – there is Cookie Time in Queenstown :-)
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Cookie Time Limited is a successful, iconic New Zealand company which has been a category leader for coming up to 30 years. Established in 1983, it launched the first individually wrapped cookie into the New Zealand market. Today it makes more than 30 cookie skus. It also makes bars – Bumper Bars, and the world-first One Square Meal replacement bar.

Cookie Time Limited is a successful, iconic New Zealand company which has been a category leader for coming up to 30 years. Established in 1983, it launched the first individually wrapped cookie into the New Zealand market. Today it makes more than 30 cookie skus. It also makes bars – Bumper Bars, and the world-first One Square Meal replacement bar.

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