Saturday, 9 April 2016

April 6th to 8th Queenstown Me...

From Wednesday through to Friday, I attended a trade conference, which was Queensland on Tour, being held in Queenstown in the South Island of NZ.

The scenery in the South Island of New Zealand will leave you in awe at it's sheer beauty. I kept taking photo after photo, it was just so beautiful. We weren't there for the scenery unfortunately - but still managed to see it. I flew from Auckland to Queenstown on Wednesday, we had registration on arrival followed by welcome drinks.

Thursday was an early start. There were 50 operators in attendance from Queensland, Australia. It was an extremely full on day, but fortunately the event was held at The Skyline, which afforded us stunning views over Queenstown. The only way to get up and down is via Gondola.  Thursday evening we enjoyed a Gala Dinner at The Barn, Moonlight Country, which is an approximate 15 minute drive from Queenstown.

There were three Jelly Bean Mosaics on display - love this tribute to Lord Of The Rings

Beady eyes watching us eat our dinner
 Friday morning we returned to The Skyline for final presentations, before being whisked back to the airport for our return flights. Fortunately I had time to sit and enjoy the comings and goings at Queenstown Airport's tarmac

Time to board our flight. With a beautiful blue sky, the flight home left me with wonderful images of a country I am so proud to call home

ps I know this was supposed to be about Queensland, but when you have views such as this... what can you do?


  1. Fab photos taken from the cable car Irene - also the mountains from the plane. It is such a long time since we've been in the South Island. Queenstown will have changed so much. It's on our bucket list!!

  2. Absolutely love the South Island Dawn. Not sure if I can stand the winter temperatures however!! xxx