Queenstown

Friday, January 4, 2013


Queenstown! We got in just before sunset {9:30PM!} and sat on the patio of a little restaurant near the water, serenaded by an outdoor pianist, warming up with delicious hot soup and refreshing Monteith Goldens, loving the cute, lively town ushering in the beginning of summer.

There's so much to do there, but one thing we highly recommend is to grab cappuccinos in the morning and spend a day in the vineyards. No surprise, right!? We went in a cellar cave, ate freshly made cheese at the Cheesery, learned from the incredibly friendly winemakers, and walked through the vines at one of the most gorgeous vineyards we've ever seen, Chard Farm Winery. It sits along a turquoise gorge at the base of the Southern Alps, taking your breath away. We were in their beautiful tasting room when in bounced Dale, a baby goat with a bell on his collar, who the owner had just rescued. I was ready to take little Dale home with us right then and there.


21 comments:

  1. I really think I'd absolutely love it there, these pics are SO magical. And the one with you two in the vineyard is perfect!

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  3. Wow! Queenstown looks breathtaking :) Looks like you two had the perfect time. Happy New Year, I hope 2013 is a wonderful one for both you and hubby!

    xxx
    Jenna
    ps Your guest post is live... thanks so much for posting!

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  4. So many flowers!!! Gahhh that's gorgeous. Take me next time?

    Oh and Happy New Year, pretty lady!

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  5. Breath taking pictures! This is definitely on my list of places to visit in our lifetime- so gorgeous!

    xx

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  6. Breath taking pictures! This is definitely on my list of places to visit in our lifetime- so gorgeous!

    xx

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  7. So beautiful! Two of my friends are currently vacationing in New Zealand. :)

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  8. Sooo beautiful!!! Love the wineries!

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  9. You pictures are amazing as always - so glad you guys are traveling as much as you can

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  10. such amazing colors of flowers! Now you can be employed by the NZ tourism board ALSO!
    Those are some NICE dreads in a pony by the pianist too :)
    MISS YOU,
    lanneybear
    ps. I did over a thousand.

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  11. Wow. You're seriously making me want to take our current European vacation fund and turn it into a New Zealand vacation fund! Ha! So beautiful...love all the lupines in bloom...and the vineyard...and the gorge...all of it! A rescued goat named Dale? Does it get anymore precious than that!?

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  12. i want to move there. now to find a job...

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  13. i want to go there right now.

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  14. soooo beautiful love. Queenstown looks a lot like Juneau, Alaska at first! At least the harbor picture, haha! Miss ya, and hope your new years was wonderful. love Katie

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  15. Amazing!!!!! These pictures are beautiful! And that day sounds just about perfect :)

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  16. The perfect time and perfect photos!!

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  17. Whooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaa, I don't think I've ever seen anything more gorgeous!!! Those pictures, WOW!!!!!! You two are ridiculously (mean that in a good way) blessed to be able to see and experience such amazing and wonderful parts of the world!! XO

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  18. oh I love love love this city. wish I could go back sometime soon

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  19. What beautiful pictures! It's breathtaking. Your blog is amazing, it was love at first sight for me. I am an new follower, I found you through Erin @ Living In Yellow.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  20. Ugh...dying. This is so beautiful! That peony...you two in the vineyards. LOVE it all!

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  21. Thats simply looks amazing! Must be the most wonderful vineyard seeting ever!! So keen on traveling to NZ next christmas!!! fingers crossed :)
    Kristina x

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