23 Jan Monday. Te Araroa 114
Arrowtown 2648km to Queenstown 2676km (28km)
Waking up at 5am isn’t what I wanted especially that we planed not to start walking until 8 o’clock, but since I’ve been on the trail it’s seems to be the norm.
Had left overs from last night, fish, salad and eggs for breakfast with three coffees. Good to have food other than dehydrated noodles, pasta or porridge
Walking over the shotover
Easy walk into Queenstown, we took an alternative path there that saved us 6kms or more. Sun was nice and no rain when we started at 8am.
Letterbox along the way to Queenstown
Walked through the Arrowtown golf course with its well maintained greens and large houses on either side.
There was a couple of options of getting to Queenstown, we took the most direct path looking forward to a rest and some good food.
We walked into Frankton and by that time I was getting tired as we hadn’t stopped for a rest. With only 4 kms to go, it was decided to take the local bus into Queenstown as walking along the highway isn’t that exciting.
Checked in at the YHA hostel central and after looking around the town for a couple of hours, Ken bought some beers while we relaxed in our little veranda.
Dinner was at Surreal, few more beers and a hot meal, went upstairs to the balcony, but there were to many smokers so indoor we went.
Fish and salad meal was great
Accommodation at the YHA cost 85 dollars each with a room with two beds. (Saving of 30% with the low carbon traveler)