We didn’t even stay in Queenstown, just visited for several hours and I loved it! I had an impression that it is a town for young people and their extreme ways of entertainment. So once you enter the center – every other shop is a travel agency for those extreme forms of entertainment- paragliding. parachuting, bungy jumping, flying in airplanes, etc. But the city itself is so modern, so full of contemporary architecture buildings, and very quiet, with people of all ages fulling the squares, parks and piers. it is by a long lake, on one end of it, we saw such views of the lake while driving to there: The very center was busy, but still not hard to park the car. But then we drove further from the center and parked easily and for free, and walked back on the path by the lake: Here a little peninsular is seen where there is their park and gardens with impressive trees, as usual :-), so we went there for a walk: This is the edible chestnut tree, I saw it first time: And two big araukarias or monkey puzzle trees: There is a pond there with lilies, as in every respectful garden: and a beautiful sculpture of their legend character:then more of the center: maples are turning red – ￂﾠtheir autumn is coming:Very pristine architecture I never stop admiring: This is the view of Queenstown from peninsular, but the main interest in this picture is the color of the lake water – how it changes in lines from the shore: Then we drove 4 km from the city and walked on a short trail: And then we drove to Wanaka through a shorter way ￂﾠ-through a mountain pass, so it was a steep and winding drive of some 70 km: On the way there is a town Cardrona, and here is what we saw, the whole long fence of bras: So they called it Bardrone :-). It would be funny and amusing if it was not sad – every bra may mean a woman gone form breast cancer. Our ladies back in Utah, in Zion canyon, made such a thing on a dead dry tree in memory of our beloved Susan Taylor and for breast cancer awareness ￂﾠ-it didn’t last long. Mormons took the tree off, for indecency…And here the whole fence is all intact.