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April Squares: On Top Down South

Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown.

The heading photograph is viewing the Remarkables and a glimpse of Lake Wakatipu.

Lake Wakatipu - Glenorchy Road_edited

The most scenic drive in the region, driving the Glenorchy Road is an absolute must-do.  Though you may not want to do it the way we chose to do on a few occasions.  As heading along the road in our previous 10.5m motorhome required more nerve and skill than driving a car.  As this 45-minute journey takes you along the edge of Lake Wakatipu, through native Beech Forest, past steep rocky cliffs and delivering exceptional views of the Southern Alps.

12 Mile Delta DOC camp
Another view of Lake Wakatipu and our previous Motohome

Heading down the road by car is preferable as you may want to pull over and stop for a minute to appreciate the beauty, one, in particular, is the Bennett’s Bluff lookout, which is glaringly apparent when you come across it. The view opens up to the top of the lake. Across Pigeon Island and up to Earnslaw Glacier in the distance, the gateway to the Mount Aspiring National Park.

Does it get any better than this?  Perhaps, after all, there are some beautiful spots in this world we live in.

Are you up to the challenge?  Can you think of something “on top”?

If so, have a go, just follow the Squares Image to the right of this page to find out more.

Becky’s Photography Challenge – On Top

42 thoughts on “April Squares: On Top Down South”

  1. What intrepid travelers you two are, driving your big bus on our dodgy roads. When we went to the Catlins in a little camper van, we wound down a tiny dirt road for 10kms to spend the night at a DOC camp at a beautiful isolated beach only to find a big bus had arrived there before us. Gutsy!

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    1. I can’t take the credit for the skillful driving that was all done by your cousin. Many of the large rigs head to remote places in the early hours of the morning. Especially when heading up to the northern parts of the Coromandel. We lost a side mirror on our way out of that place. The looks from oncoming travellers when they saw us coming was priceless 🙂

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    1. She was a beauty and it never felt claustrophobic. It created many happy memories for us over a 10 year span. To get our fix now we will have to hire one, cheaper than maintaining another.

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    1. I gather lockdown is affecting you, as a writer you would be in your element having more time. Yes, it’s easy to get tired of our environment when we see the same thing everyday. Hopefully for not much longer!

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  2. No, it rarely gets better than Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu! Love love love this whole area. As an aside, I set a rather spicy scene by the lake at Paradise in one of my novels… #justsaying

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    1. I will never be driving one, I didn’t feel experienced enough when we owned it to go for my heavy vehicle license so Les drove us everywhere. Now we own a smallish car which is a breeze to drive.

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    1. We are Jude and we never take it for granted. As I do with our wonderful blogging community which keeps me busy when other social activities are now not happening.

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      1. I know the economic effects of all of this are doing to be devastating for so many countries, it is catch 22. Lift the restrictions and increase the deaths, keep the restrictions and goodness knows that will the economy will end up like. I think though the restrictions are still the better option for now

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