Seagulls on Lake Wakatipu at Queenstown.
Fine misty early morning rain over Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown
Here comes the rain - view of Lake Wakatipu from Skyline Gondola, Queenstown - heavy rain, our helicopter flight is not looking good at this point.
Helicopter Hangar at Queenstown Airport.
Helicopter view of Queenstown airport
Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu - from Queenstown Airport
Bird's eye view of Shotover River
Jetboating on the Shotover River
Up in the mountains now - the road to Skippers Canyon can be seen
Shotover River through Skippers Canyon - Pipline Bridge can be seen crossing the george
Grass tussocks growing on the mountain tops
The view from our helicopter landing spot - we were to land on a snowcapped mountain but the wind set in and we didn't quite make it. There was a lack of snow on the mountains anyway - I was looking forward to touching snow - at least I can say I've seen snow now.
A little bit of snow on the mountains as seen from our landing spot.
Our machine waiting patiently on a mountain top
Plant life in the mountains
Tufts of grass on the mountains
Skippers Road winding its way to Skippers Canyon .............. eeeeeek !!!
Beautiful even on a rainy day - Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown nestled amongst the hills around Lake Wakatipu
The runway is in sight at the end of Lake Wakatipu
Brief sunshine at Queenstown on Lake Wakatipu
Arriving back at Queenstown Airport - the end of a really thrilling ride !!!!!!