Queenstown and Glenorchy

June 17, 2021  •  5 Comments

Today we headed to Queenstown, checked into our hotel and explored the town.    In the evening we photographed Glenorchy, a forty five minute drive northwest of Queenstown at the northern end of lake Wakatipu.    We were surrounded by snow-capped mountains and beautiful clean lakes.  Both the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings were partially filmed in this area.

To get the best photos, Nathaniel photographed from the water.  

One of the last shots of the evening before heading back.  

We met at 5:25 AM in order to photograph Queenstown.  You can see this resort town in the background of the photo.  The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin, Z-shaped lake.

We drove up to a spot where we had great 360 degree views.  It was a wonderful (cool) morning with lots of mist and fresh snow on the mountains.

The clouds/fog rolled in and out.    We spent a couple of hours here before heading back to the hotel to get ready to leave for our next destination.  


Beautiful shots of nature.....mountains , clouds and mist.
Love the affect of the clouds and fog on the mountains.
Not too sure how I would do on the windy roads, but beautiful, calm and peaceful.

Thank you as always for sharing.
Carol Omaggio(non-registered)
Great pics of NZ! I can’t wait til I go on my trip there in February 2022! (With hope NZ will open up!)
I love your blog it adds to the story!
I think that this area was one of the most beautiful we visited. Your photos really show how exquisite that early morning light was and photographing the town as the sun came up was magical. Lovely as always!
It is almost been too much to take in such beauty everywhere. There is no way I could pick a favourite. All wonderful shots Marsha.
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