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