Queenstown....I just can't get enough of that place. It's the most beautiful place I've ever seen...not that I've traveled very extensively! This was our 5th time there, & we stayed in a private holiday home in Fernhill for 5 nights, which works out cheaper then a motel. We drove from Dunedin to Roxburgh, & we waited 45 minutes for my favourite Rox op shop to open. I must remember they only open at 1pm next time. I was really tempted to buy a vintage shadow box for $2, but Mr P made me see sense that bringing a wall hanging home in my suitcase wasn't going to be so practical. Then we dropped into the two op shops at Alexandra, before making our way to Queenstown. And in case you're wondering....no we don't ski. I wouldn't attempt such vigorous activity with my health issues (op shopping is about as vigorous as it gets!). But there is always plenty to keep us occupied without hitting the slopes.
We stopped in the cute town of Lawrence.
We always stop at Jimmy's Pies for lunch when passing through Roxburgh.
Our Queenstown abode, & yes it's cheaper then a motel....Hurrah!
I could look at that view all day.
It's the first time I've worn jeans in a year, I must say I didn't really enjoy the sensation. I wont be in a hurry to wear them again!
We went to Glenorchy for a coffee & some photos.
Mr P got this sneaky pic of my exit from Salvos. It's the only op shop in Queenstown, & it doesn't seem to stock any vintage, but there are lots of designer brands & quality clothing.
We came across this gorgeous vintage Austin car, just like the Two Squirrels Daisy-Boo! We named this beauty Daisy-Blue, Boo's long lost cousin. Isn't she pretty??
I won a K-Jetboat ride....looking like an Eskimo!
After almost a week in Queenstown, we traveled to Mt Cook & then onto Fairlie, Oamaru & Timaru.
On the Crown Range overlooking Queenstown
Mr P at Wanaka
The Oamarama antique shop
We spent a night at Mt Cook, which is New Zealand's highest peak at 3754 metres
The Hermitage Hotel at Mt Cook
Above is beautiful Mt Cook
We spent a night at 'Possum Cottage' on a farm in the hills of Fairlie
A retro cottage filled with Nana style decor
We visited Oamaru for the first time. It has some gorgeous historical buildings, & a steampunk museum. Some of the locals dress up in vintage costumes. We visited most of the op shops in town. I was rather disappointed that the owners of Retro Funk were away, so I missed seeing it this time.
Steampunk HQ....fab building
Purchases along the way.....
A creepy looking budgie & a black vintage frock from Salvos in Oamaru
A vintage enamel brooch from Salvos Queenstown
Some handmade wire & bead rings from Queenstown.