1. Eating like Home in New Zealand - Ctrl Alt Travel
    August 21, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    […] pizza options in New Zealand. We even saw Domino’s in a few places. We ended up in Hell a few times in Queenstown and saw another one in […]

  2. Queenstown Sunset - Ctrl Alt Travel
    July 21, 2012 @ 6:09 am

    […] is known for adventure and extreme sports, but it’s also a town surrounded by nature. We had Christmas dinner on the beach and watched the sunset over the lake. Not traditional, but certainly beautiful. […]

  3. 5 Lakes of Southern New Zealand - Grounded Traveler
    July 20, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    […] is a large zig zaggy glacial lake. Queenstown, gateway to the area in a lot of ways, is on this lake. Our driver on the way to Milford sound was […]

  4. Queenstown at Christmas | Ali's Adventures
    April 23, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    […] we got to the lake and found the grill, we secured our sausages and sat down to enjoy our classy Christmas dinner on the pebbly beach. We noticed quickly how much older we felt in comparison with all the other […]

  5. Overnight Cruise on Milford Sound | Ali's Adventures
    March 5, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    […] few other countries. Andy and I also enjoyed the on-board bar, especially since the day before was Christmas and it is near impossible to get alcohol in New Zealand on Christmas Day. We finished out the night […]

  6. Andrea
    February 9, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    What a bummer! Hard to imagine Queenstown being dry at any time – such a party place!

    • Andrew
      February 9, 2012 @ 8:50 pm

      Indeed. As I said, it wasn’t as there was a true ban. People had plenty out on the beach, you just couldn’t “resupply”. We could probably have asked to share, but that just felt odd. It was a neat place anyway.

  7. Christy
    February 9, 2012 @ 5:35 am

    Haha. At first I didn’t understand why you hated pizza so much. Then I realized it’s the name of the place. 🙂

    • Andrew
      February 9, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

      Indeed. We say another one in Rotorua. They took the theme to it’s extreme. Little severed heads hanging from the ceiling and the menu talking about pizza sizes in how many “souls” it will feed.

  8. Amanda
    February 8, 2012 @ 6:02 am

    Mmm, Hell pizza. So delicious! And that’s cool that Nomad’s did a Christmas BBQ on the lakeshore. I stayed at Nomad’s during my last time in Queenstown, too (probably in a room similar to yours, with the lake view!), and really liked it.

    • Andrew
      February 9, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

      Yeah, the hostel and the facilities were really great. The only thing that miffed it for me was the lack of warning about the ban. The internet is pay, but that is par for the course in NZ, so can’t blame them.

  9. Ali
    February 7, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Crazy drinking rules!

  10. fotoeins | Henry
    February 6, 2012 @ 11:58 pm

    To hell and back? Cheers! 😉

    I wonder what it’ll be like attempting to visit New Zealand during “Christmas in July” … guess I’ll find out. 😉

    • Andrew
      February 7, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

      It will be cold I expect. I saw a number of fireplaces. I don’t think you will hit any of the odd drinking rules though. Where exactly are you headed? There is more NZ coming on the blog.

      • fotoeins | Henry
        February 9, 2012 @ 2:36 am

        Andrew, I’m looking forward to more NZ posts from you! Thus far, I’ve only set foot on the North Island to visit Auckland, Wellington, and a drive north on highway 2, around Tararua, and back south highway 1. I’d like to see some of the South Island. While it’s true I’m visiting off-season at a grey and wetter time of year, there’s the off-season part which may work out. Of course it’s going to be colder, but that’s the way the travel plans/constraints have been set. :-/

        • Andrew
          February 9, 2012 @ 8:49 pm

          Henry, I got a lot. It was a very full 2 weeks. It is just taking time to write them and do the pictures justice.

          Do you already have an itinerary set for the trip to the South Island? There seems to be plenty of skiing. And while it will be cooler, it is still an island and should be buffered a bit by the ocean. Just like it wasn’t so totally warm in the middle of the summer for us.

  11. Jeremy Branham
    February 6, 2012 @ 10:56 pm

    Definitely not a typical Christmas but you can’t beat the views!

    • Andrew
      February 7, 2012 @ 8:25 pm

      Indeed. I’ve had some odd Christmas’s and this goes on the list. Views and company were second to none though.