New Zealand Fly Fishing Adventure: Day 1

When we flew into Queenstown and I kept saying “Oh my GOD Rob! LOOK AT THAT! No! LOOK AT THOSE MOUNTAINS!” I knew we were in for a treat. What a place! Seriously. Beautiful.We landed and headed around the lake to our lodge and I spent the entire time asking people to stop. So I could take a picture. I think that’s going to be pretty standard over the next few days.

BUT LOOK! You’d ask to stop right?!

The lake was as still as it could be. Not a breeze. Not a zephyr.

Rob got it. That’s why we are married.

SNOW CAPPED MOUNTAINS PEOPLE! A better result than I could have hoped for.

We arrived at the lodge around 7pm. We unpacked and high tailed it to pre dinner drinks.

And why wouldn’t you?!

Things served on plates. WITH ADDED VIEWS.

This place is amazingly beautiful. View a go-go and SNOW CAPPED MOFO MOUNTAINS to boot.

And dinners. By the fire. THAT’S DELICIOUS. For reals.

I think we are going to be VERY happy here. Tomorrow? A FULL day of fishing. I just about can’t wait!

  • Lizzy D

    Good LORD BabyMac – that’s just it and a bit isn’t it?!
    Have a WONDERFUL time. xxx

  • http://www.thatspaceinbetween.com/ Sarah – That ce in between

    Queenstown is my most fave place. Try a fergburger and just wander around the lake, its the most divine place on earth x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17646925050489695536 Mother Down Under

    Looks wonderful…I must say I am more than a little bit jealous!

    I can’t wait to see photos of all the huge fish you are going to catch!

  • Kerrie

    Perfect! Just perfect.

  • http://juststopspeaking.wordpress.com/ juststopspeaking

    Oh Beth

    that. is. all.

  • http://juststopspeaking.wordpress.com/ juststopspeaking

    Oh one more thing

    FIL looks quite the groover…. ciggie in hand and all

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02190695242707409677 Nikki @ Styling You

    I think yes, you will be very, very happy. You’re not even looking pensive x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13784372242874393821 GSP

    Beth, seriously.

    Your photos need to feature in Gourmet Traveller or some mag of that ilk – STAT!

    PS: Queenstown? Stunning.

    Love,
    Gabs x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    Oh, New Zealand….. I never knew! So beautiful xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03207812498694359774 Rach Jackson

    Rad. And I’ll bet the photos don’t even do it justice!!
    You’re gonna have a ball!
    Rach x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15078416755203384490 DaniellaBella

    I was in Queenstown about a month ago. Stunning. It was rather chilly and the gondola was closed for maintenance and I don’t bungee jump and I’m not a fisherwoman (yet)… so a lot of wine was drunk by warming fires. It was heaven. Have the best time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16683516169183026473 A little bit Country

    Queenstown is beautiful. Make sure you do a bungy jump while you are there!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00813874440358294565 Lady Daa Doo

    I love the south island of NZ!! Queenstown is just beautiful. I spent five days chasing the perfect sunset over the lake. Have a wonderful time :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06564936409553722298 Laura

    Queenstown has good looks in spades, most definitely.

    Have just the most wonderful time, won’t you?
    x Laura

  • http://www.creative-current.com/ Nicky

    My first trip to NZ to meet the new BFs family included a trip to Queenstown to stay in the family holiday house. YEP!
    So I know what you mean. It. is. stunning!
    15 years later and I am living in Auckland with the aforementioned BF, now hubbster, with 2 boys! Can’t quite believe I have lived here now for 8 years, I fell in love with NZ and it’s amazing beauty.
    But Australia will always be home.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06814843842853806511 Lisa

    These images make me homesick! What a sensational view!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07648331190792819382 Bohemian Beautiful

    oh my…it looks absolutely stunning!!!! I hope you enjoy your day of fishing!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00545166654426987352 Crash Test Mummy

    Oh I miss my old stomping ground! Enjoy Beth.

  • Traci Sparkle Devlin

    Beth I think you could be the new ambassador for New Zealand. Who knew it was so amazing?!….certainly not me. Can’t wait for more updates! tx ps am secretly hoping for some hilar fishing stories! Do you get to wear those sexy pants?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05404229832033808493 Restyled Vintage

    Make sure you visit the Cardrona Hotel on the Crown Range Road…and since you’ll be almost there you might as well check out Wanaka :)

    I am feeling all homesick all of a sudden lol…lucky I get to visit home for two weeks at Christmas time…counting down!

    xx Karen

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17146156270002756428 Kimberley Atkinson

    Yes we do need a quality ambassador for our country and Babymac wold be awesome! Welcome to Godzone!

  • http://www.tinysavages.com/ Carli

    I’m without speech really. The mountains, the red wine, the roaring fire. Can we swap lives please?!