BluffTheSpot head Coach Svansa: Trip report to New Zealand Part 3Feb 24, 2020
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As promised, I'd like to share how I spent my time in Queenstown and share my opinion in the town with you.
Before my arrival, I was already told by many people that Queenstown is very busy. And upon arriving, it turned out to be very true.
It definitely was a little shock to be stuck in traffic after what felt like having the roads for myself in the prior weeks.
But it's not a surprise considering that Queenstown is the epicenter of tourism on New Zealand's South Island.
Lake Wakatipu is a beautiful lake, and there's plenty of water activities offered around it- from jet skiing to jet boat experiences on the nearby rivers to fishing. There are just so many things that you can do around here!
The surrounding mountains invite for nice hikes for all levels of fitness and offer magnificent views over Lake Wakatipu.
There's also a lot of adventurous activities on offer like skydiving or bungee jumping.
What I liked most is that it offers incredible golf opportunities.
There's a bunch of clubs that get mentioned as top golf courses of New Zeland around here.
I decided to play a round of golf at a private golf course called The Hills.
What a fantastic day it was! The course was in an incredible condition since we were close to them, CO-hosting the New Zealand Open.
I've never played on a comparable course before!
The owner placed a lot of artwork around and on the golf course, which definitely took some focus away from the pure golfing experience.
As it is often in private clubs, the facilities were top-notch, and the staff was very professional.
Check out some of the pictures I took of the course and the artwork on it- simply magnificent.
A couple of days later, I decided to play Jack's Point golf course upon recommendation of the golfers I met during my time in New Zeland. They definitely did not exaggerate!
Pictures tell more than words ever could...
I can highly recommend visiting Arrowtown, which is very close to Queenstown.
It used to be a little gold mining town and still has kept its flair. There's a lot of nice hikes around there, and you can even try your luck at gold mining there.
I planned to visit the Fiordland National Park after visiting Queenstown, but I had to change my plans due to massive flooding down there.
The road was closed, and I couldn't even fly there for a cruise on Milford sound since the boat terminal was flooded entirely as well.