Tuesday, 1 November 2016

ABC Wednesday, Q, for Queenstown in New Zealand

We saw the mountains in the area around Queenstown in the middle of the South Island and decided to stay here a couple of days. I understood why this part of the country is so popular with tourists.

Our next stop was in Te Anau, where we could  do a lot of interesting trips .
We made a tour to Milford Sound. On a walk not far from our unit we saw a water-plane sitting in the water of the Sound ( fjord in Norway).

We booked a trip in the plane and landed in another place of the fjord, where a jetboat was waiting for us. And though we were not going to do some jetboat rafting, it was rather thrilling enough for us.

The guide on the boat asked us if we could see a big treebranche in the middle of the river. He told us that here a scene from "The Lord of the Rings" was shot. It was the place where Boromir was killed.

Thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who created ABC. For more interesting ABC posts click on the logo in the sidebar . This week we are looking for words beginning with Q.

The highest waterfall in New Zealand is the 580 m Sutherland Falls.

It is also the fifth highest waterfall in the world.


Layne Gerald Wade Cutts Hansen said...

powerful Q word.

photowannabe said...

So beautiful.
A perfect choice for the letter Q, Wil.

Roger Owen Green said...

I would like to go to NZ sometime


Lea said...

Beautiful views of the mountains!

Melody Steenkamp said...

schitterend Wil... zoveel ongerept natuur daar nog is .... wow

Have a wonderful ABC-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Leslie: said...

Everyone I know who has been to New Zealand says it's so beautiful and your photos certainly prove that.

abcw team

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Certainly a place I would love to visit.

Hildred said...

Beautiful photos, Wil, - would love to visit New Zealand, but have to be content with knowing some nice young New Zealand fellows who trained in Canada during the war.

Trubes said...

Delightful photography Wil,
My eldest daughter visited New Zealand and loved it.
She had some great snaps of it too, lovely place.

Best wishes,
Abcw team.