Sydney photo diary

The second stop on my trip to the southern hemisphere was Sydney, Australia. Australia has provinces like my home, Canada. Sydney is the capital of New South Wales. One of Australia’s most recognizable landmarks is the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Its a large bridge that you can actually walk over the arches with in guided tours…

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The Boat Shed Cafe

One of my favourite meals in Queenstown was at The Boat Shed Cafe. It is a little off the beaten path and isn’t in downtown Queentown. They were a 30 minute walk from where we were staying at The Rees Hotel. It is very easy to walk here from The Rees. Its a beautiful lake side…

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Botswana Butchery

Botswana Butchery is one of Queenstown’s best restaurants. They have 2 locations in New Zealand in Auckland and Queenstown. It is so popular that Oprah was here at this location a month ago. When in New Zealand, its a good idea to try lamb here as they are known to cook it properly. Botswana Butchery…

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Ivy & Lola’s

Ivy and Lola’s was recommended to us by one of our shuttle drivers from our hotel. It’s located in downtown Queenstown and is right on the water. It has a hip and stylish vibe with its funky decor. Even though it was a cloudy day, we had a great view of The Remarkables mountain range…

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Fergburger

Fergburger is a must eat when in Queenstown. A burger here will make any carnivore or vegetarian happy. This place makes some of the best burgers, if not one of the best burgers, I have ever had. Due to its single location and extreme popularity, you will be waiting in a long queue to order…

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Bespoke Kitchen

Bespoke Kitchen is a popular spot perched on a hill in Queenstown. Its a good place to stop if you are on your way up the Skyline Gondola. It serves breakfast and lunch items, daily til 5pm. These are the mountain views from their patio. There is no shortage of choices here! They also offer…

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Milford Sound Select

The Milford Sound is a fiord located in a national park on the South Island of New Zealand. The fiord was carved out by ancient glaciers. Its one of the most popular sites to see when visiting Queentown. It takes about 4 hours to drive to the Sound from Queenstown. You can either use a rental vehicle…

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New Zealand Wine Tours

During my time in Queenstown, I went on a wine tour with New Zealand Wine Tours. They were recommended to us by the concierge at The Rees Hotel where we were staying. I had told them I wanted to do a food and wine tour and they suggested the Degustation Tour. I really enjoyed this tour because…

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Queenstown photo diary

I recently traveled to Queenstown, which is located on the South Island of New Zealand. I have never been to New Zealand before so my whole trip was full of new experiences and sights. Queenstown is similar to my home (Vancouver, BC) in ways. It has lots of water around it and mountains. The main…

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The Rees Hotel

When traveling to another country, I like my accommodations to be of high quality and comfort. I did ample research on where to stay in Queenstown, New Zealand. I ended up booking The Rees Hotel for our week long stay in the South Island of New Zealand. The pictures of the view on their website…

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