I have fall in love with this place. You know, I have this dream, to own a holiday batch in this place. No need to be fancy, just a tidy little country cottage by the lake surrounded by trees and shrubs that gives a beautiful carmine hues setting during autumn; overlooking the snow topped mountain in the winter, and scent of flowers wafting through the air in spring. How peaceful........
Anyway, this trip started off ugly. Our plane couldn't land in Queenstown due to heavy fog. After circling around for an extra 10 mins, the captain eventually decided to land the plane in Invercagill. Buses were arranged to take us all the way from Invercagill to Queenstown, and we arrived 4 hours later than planned. (>_<)!
Then our journey sort of got interrupted with somebody moving house.......and this is how they did it here in NZ. Yes, MOVING HOUSE literally!
After all the waiting, whining and zzzzz on the bus, finally arrived Queenstown. We first checked into our hotel, Rydges, which is a disappointment. The hotel looks old and shabby. The room though neatly decorated, still seems like it need a complete overhaul and it is kinda small. This hotel probably hasn't had any renovation for a very long time! The only positive thing about the room is the view and it's lakefront location. Lucky they offered quite a good, resonably priced cooked breakfast buffet.
After dinner, we hung around steamer wharf and the shopping mall. Then, call it a night.