Back on the Crown Ridge Road after a night of rain, rain, rain, which means SNOW up high!
We passed the Cardrona Hotel on the way to Lake Wanaka
Onward toward Wanaka. We walked through town for a few minutes and decided to head out to another winery and to get some more views of the area. After a bit of confusion (20 km out and back) we finally found the Rippon Winery (it’s just a few km from town but we totally missed it until i pulled it up on my iphone and mapped it out and realized we had passed it multiple times ha!).
We decided to drive back up our original detour to check out an area near Treble Cone where there are two 1,000 ft waterfalls. We drove along an area that was used for scenery from LoTR and didn’t even realize it until later, ha! They filmed everywhere!
We worked our way back to QT as the weather was starting to roll in, BUT as we went over the pass it seemed to clear up so we decided to risk it and go up up the gondola in town.
Finished the evening with a stroll through Queenstown and some Indian for dinner back at the cabin. Another good day despite the rain!! 🙂