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Southern Circuit

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We did a circuit around the region today, heading north to Arrowtown [Arrowtown-travel-guide-1315834], Cardrona and Wanaka [Wanaka-travel-guide-1309225].

Arrowtown is an old mining town that has been kept in the style of the period ... to the extent possible I guess. It was home to the first Chinese in New Zealand who came to work in the gold mines.

We stopped at the "famous" Cardrona pub on the way to Wanaka. Made famous by a beer ad.

Wanaka is another lakeside town but it wasn't a pretty day. Fortunately we stumbled on the historic walk ... with a difference. The 2000+ tiles along the waterfront had bits of local and world history on each one of them.

Then it was back to Queenstown [Queenstown-travel-guide-1308400] with a brief stop at Kawerau Gorge to see some bungy jumping.


Posted by alexchan 17:00 Archived in New Zealand

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