"I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order."
The day before I was supposed to start Trey Ratcliff's New Zealand Photography Adventure, I was feeling a little anxious about meeting a group of new people the next day so I went for a beautiful and relaxing stroll through Peace Park in Queenstown, New Zealand. Peace Park surrounds Lake Wakatipu and is right across from where I stayed at the Queenstown, Hilton hotel. It was a beautiful day in February which is summer in New Zealand. People were out enjoying the beach, walking their dogs, and taking in the gorgeous scenery. As you can see everyone seems very happy and it is indeed very peaceful in Peace Park. There are no natural predators in New Zealand. It is also a very safe place to live as far as crime is concerned.
Here is a lovely neighborhood I walked through to get there:
A lot of boats were out on this beautiful day
The water never gets extremely warm in Lake Wakatipu, but it was an unusally warm day with temperatures in the 80's that day so a lot of people were swimming and so were the dogs :)
Here are a few photos of the Hilton in Queenstown. I stayed in a few places in Queenstown including the pricey five star Rees Hotel and I highly recommend the Hilton for their prices, the service, the rooms. and the location.