Friday, December 29, 2006

Day 5: Fox Glacier to Queenstown

Day 5 was a road-trip day, going from Fox Glacier to Queenstown via Newmans coach. We left Fox at 8:45 AM and arrived in Queenstown a little after 4 PM, with lots of picture-taking stops and a brief pause in Wanaka. I love the Newmans coach drivers, most of them have a great sense of humor and a good spiel - freshwater sharks in Lake Hawea, anyone?

beach stopSouth Island view
When we got to Queenstown, we checked into Southern Laughter, booked our tandem bungy the next day, and headed off to get some dinner.

We had pretty good pizza - I think it was at Q Lounge, on 53 Shotover Street. First pizza we had in New Zealand. And of course, John had to have his ginger beer.

Q Lounge pizzaThere were no live bands playing that night... it's a small town, after all. So we walked around the shops until it was time to call it a day.

Information and Contact Details
  • InterCity Co. runs both Newmans and InterCity coaches. The web sites provide route maps, timetables, and online booking.
  • Passes are a convenient way to get around and can be purchased at significant discounts if booked early.
  • E-mail:
  • Phone: +64 9 623 1503
Other NZ Bus Companies Recommended on ThornTree
Disclaimer though, I haven't tried these...

Read the previous entry or check out the rest of this New Zealand trip series.

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