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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Along Lake Esplanade, Queenstown

One of my favourite places in Queenstown is along this street called Lake Esplanade. Each time I am in Queenstown, without fail, I would spend time strolling along this stretch of road. Lake Esplanade is very central and leads to/from Queenstown CBD near the Steamers’ Wharf where the steamship TSS Earnslaw docks. I guess many tourists/visitors have strolled along this street without knowing its name.

On one side of the road are the hotels and apartments, and on the other side is a park/reserve that fronts Lake Wakatipu and this park/reserve offers a picturesque view of the mountains and lake. Many of my best memories and best photos of New Zealand were along this street.

My New Zealand Vacation, Queenstown, Lake Esplanade, Pano155 (click for larger photo)
The hotels and apartments along Lake Esplanade
Queenstown, Aug 2006


If you are looking for accommodation in Queenstown, especially with views of the mountains and lake, you may wish to consider the hotels and apartments along Lake Esplanade. In above photo, you will find the Rydges Hotel (white building from the left), Outrigger, The Beacon (centre) and Lakefront Apartments (right, with blue signposts).

Opposite these hotels and apartments is the park/reserve where I shot the following photos:

My New Zealand Vacation, Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Pano150 (click for larger photo)
From the left, The Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak on a beautiful winter evening
Queenstown, Aug 2006



My New Zealand Vacation, Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Pano154(click for larger photo)
Another beautiful winter scene
On the extreme left, the headlights of a car on Lake Esplanade
Queenstown, Aug 2006



My New Zealand Vacation, Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Pano156(click for larger photo)
.... and yet another beautfiul winter scene
The Remarkables run in a North-South direction
and the rays of the setting sun lit up its face "on fire"
Queenstown, Aug 2006

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Jeani said...

Very beautiful places. Hope I can visit someday. Thanks for sharing the info

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