OK so riding the Skyline Gondola in Queenstown, New Zealand is not the top of the world - that would be Mount Everest, but I felt like I was on top of the world. For me, this was such a beautiful and exhilarating experience! People are always and I mean ALWAYS irritating asking me why I like to travel so much and this quote explains my answer perfectly:
"Travel brings power and love back into your life.”
The tree pictured above looks like a palm tree and a little out of place but it's actually called a cabbage tree and only grow in the very South Pacific
The water in the lakes truly is as blue as my photos show! I've been told by the people who live here that it's more blue or aqua than usual due to the glacial feed to the lakes. I've also been told that it's usually OK to drink it too which I thought was pretty unusual and great for camping. HOWEVER, I would not recommend anyone drink it unless they knew for certain.
There is a very nice restaurant and some cool gift shops where you get off the gondola. It was a hot day and I couldn't resist this three berry frozen fruit drink:
I loved this sign at the top. I think they should have A LOT more of these around the world ;)
I have a little bit of a fear of heights, but wasn't afraid on the gondola. I thought the chair lift you can ride up even higher on the mountain was a little scarier...I didn't dare take my hands off the arm bar to take any photos.
I love these touristy photos they take of you on these rides. I thought the $15 they charge was a little steep, but who knows when I'll get back here!
I let the kids enjoy the luge ride down the mountain since I'm not a great driver :)
The A frame building in the photo below is the restaurant
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