4 Mar 2020 – Wanaka to Queenstown & Bungee

After a short shopping / photography spree in Wanaka town centre we took the scenic route to Queenstown. While Susan went to get some essentials I went down to the lake to capture Wanaka’s scenic photo opportunity #1 – The Wanaka Wharf; #thatWanakatree ( already captured ) being number 2.

Once on the open road I noticed something flapping under the windscreen wipers. It was a $40 dollar fine for parking facing the wrong way – i.e. on the wrong side of the road.

When we stopped for a coffee, just outside Cardrona, the barista confirmed it was our fault for not checking, and that I could pay my fine online. Later, on arrival in Queenstown, we ensured we paid for our parking before visiting the lake. Graeme and Louise had suggested we try a Fergburger. It wasn’t hard to find. Since a) we had made a packed lunch and b) there was a big queue, we didn’t stop for a burger … perhaps later in the evening.

Instead, we headed out of town to find bungee jumpers.


That evening, after doing our laundry at the Colonial Motel, we went back to Queenstown centre for a beer, takeaway fish and chips and an evening wander along the lake shore. If we had gone for a Fergburger I’d probably have had a Sweet Bambi.