DAY 9: INDULGE IN WATER SPORTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIESThere are a number of water sports activities that you can indulge in on Lake Wakatipu and few other touristy activities like penguin reserves, in Queenstown. From getting ice creams and standing in queue from the best burgers to jet skiing and paragliding the day went by just being around in town on a fine sunny day.
Again, Supershuttle came to our rescue and dropped us off, hassle-free, to our motel which gave us the most scenic view of Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown doesn't have Uber, but the town is all of 5 sq.km. in size, so you can pretty much walk around if you're reasonably fit. And that's exactly what we did.
The clear blue waters of Lake Wakatipu are impossibly beautiful and the alpine scenery will mesmerise you and perhaps cast a spell on you forever. This lake is mysterious to the core and a great way of exploring the same is by hopping on a cruise.
Queenstown is scenic with the remarkable mountains lining the town and Lake Wakatipu. On the perfect day you can catch a beautiful sunset right from the beach in downtown Queenstown that will light the mountains right up in front of you. This is one of the best spots for viewing the sunset and you will often find locals playing music on the wharf. Alternatively, you can wait to take you gondola ride until just before sunset for a chance to capture the colors from a different vantage point. Regardless of where you choose to watch the sunset, you will be awarded with pretty outstanding views.