Queenstown’s surreal beauty begins as soon as you land at ZQN. If you don’t plan to rent a car, a shuttle from Frankton, where the airport is located and into town is easy and inexpensive (about $15 USD).
Enjoying a Queenstown sunset, gelato in hand from the balcony of Adventure Queenstown Hostel.
With only half a day to spend in Wanaka (a two-hour bus ride from Queenstown), the visitor’s center recommended a hike up Mt. Iron.
We stopped at Mirror Lakes on the way to Milford Sound.
Cruising around Milford Sound.
Picturesque views atop the Skyline, Queenstown.
Wellington is full of fun cafes, like this one on Cuba Street.
Plotting out our day in Wellington over flat whites at Fidel’s Cafe.
Flat whites at Fidel’s Cafe in Wellington.
Our digs, The Dwellington Hostel in Wellington. My favorite part: the outdoor patio in the backyard.