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Autumn in Queenstown, New Zealand

Autumn, or Fall, is a special season as far as I'm concerned. I love the way the warmer summer temperatures linger before plummeting into winter. I love the vibrant colours as the landscape changes. I'm usually ready for a change of pace after a long, hot summer.

Such was the case when we holidayed in the South Island of New Zealand a couple of years ago. We were in Central Otago in early April, when autumn was just starting to make it's mark. One of the most popular tourist destinations in that region is Queenstown, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Tourists flood into this small town from all over the world, not only for it's beauty, but also for what it has to offer. This is a renowned outdoor adventure region, with bungy jumping and jet boat ries being two of the attractions. Skiing and winter sports at Coronet Peak bring in tourists during the winter time. Lake Wakatipu is beautiful and tourists can enjoy a trip on the Earnslaw steamer, or go up on the gondola to overlook the lake and surrounding region.

The view here was taken from our motel window early April two or three years ago. You can imagine how relaxing it was staying in accommodation with such a view. If you're ever in New Zealand in autumn, or any other season, make sure you visit Queenstown in Central Otago.

Image Credit » Personal photo of Val Mills

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bestwriter wrote on April 11, 2015, 9:54 PM

I can vouch for that having been there myself. Queenstown and in fact New Zealand as a whole is a tourist's paradise. Our package tour left nothing to chance. Everything was so organised. I could fill pages of what I experienced there.

valmnz wrote on April 11, 2015, 9:55 PM

bestwriter maybe you have some wonderful photos of NZ to share from that trip? I find it interesting reading about the country from a tourist's perspective, as we tend to take everything for granted.

allen0187 wrote on April 11, 2015, 10:08 PM

New Zealand is one country that I want to visit when I have the chance. I have friends who are currently based in New Zealand and they all love it there and want to settle there.

valmnz wrote on April 11, 2015, 10:25 PM

allen0187 well, I think it's a pretty good place to live, but I enjoy reading others opinion of it.

DarkSinistar wrote on April 11, 2015, 10:48 PM

You certainly make the area seem appealing but these days I cannot get the time (or money for that matter) to vacation across town LOL!

valmnz wrote on April 11, 2015, 10:49 PM

DarkSinistar glad to see you popping in here to enjoy this place at least emoticon :smile:

bestwriter wrote on April 11, 2015, 11:45 PM

At that time I did not have a digital camera although I had ordered for one which arrived at the last moment and it failed to function. I therefore had to make do with my old camera . I have a few and I will create a post on my trip to New Zealand and will post there.

valmnz wrote on April 11, 2015, 11:46 PM

bestwriter look forward to reading about it. I actually don't have a lot of NZ photos as it's only recently I've tended to think about photographing what seems so familiar.

KSmith84 wrote on April 12, 2015, 8:49 AM

Oh my word that sounds divine. We are transcending into Autumn here in South Africa and the small changes are wonderful. The leaves are turning a warm shade of orange and the air is lovely and cool.

Kasman wrote on April 12, 2015, 9:43 AM

Sounds like an excellent place to spend some time. NZ is near the top of my list of places to visit.

rosepetal wrote on April 12, 2015, 11:11 AM

Oh my goodness that is absolutely beautiful. I would fall in love with the place and not want to leave.

LeaPea2417 wrote on April 12, 2015, 11:11 AM

I would like to visit there one day.

jiangliu1949 wrote on April 13, 2015, 6:44 AM

They say Greenstown is famous resort town with people being flocking to visit .What amazes me is that there is a wide range of temperature in the world .It is our spring time now ,whereas over there it is the time when autumn comes .