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Fishing Lake Wakatipu

by lowlee


Will be in Queenstown with family for 5 days in Late Nove 2009. Quite keen to fish at the lake but the fishing tours are really expensive. We will be bring our own fishing rods and equipments. If we get a fishing license, wonder if fishing off the shore of Lake Wakatipu is permitted? and whether anyone has experience catching any fish just fishing from the shore of the lake.



Re: Fishing Lake Wakatipu

by srinpav

here there,
when i was in queenstown me and my girlfriend went on a fishing trip on the lake and we also couldn't afford the high prices and told this to the boat owner. he gave a half price discount which made it about 50 NZ dollars each. all he asked was that we didn't tell the other people who had obviously paid full price. I think we were on the water for about 3 hours and we both caught about 5 fish each.(rainbow and brown trout)the largest being about 45cm long. the driver was also very informative and gave us from nibbles and drinks. I've got a pic or two of us on the lake in my NZ pages, one being my girlfriend showing her impressive catch with snow-capped peaks in the background. check them out if you're interested and good luck with it.
hope this helps.

Re: Fishing Lake Wakatipu

by lowlee


Thanks for sharing your experience. Will try our luck with the shops when we are there.If not will try fishing off the shore/jetty and see what we get. Thanks.


Re: Fishing Lake Wakatipu

by Kakapo2

I think this is the best tactics. But I have never seen a lot of people fishing in Queenstown, only some outside, especially in the Glenorchy region and the valleys north of Lake Wakatipu. Last time a guy was fishing at a lake along the road to Paradise.

This might be an interesting read for you:

Re: Fishing Lake Wakatipu

by lowlee


Thanks for the website - it is very informative. Seems that it is not so easy to catch fish just from the lakeside. Well, we will see how things go when we are there.



Re: Fishing Lake Wakatipu

by Kakapo2

In any case, I wish you a good catch :-)

Travel Tips for Queenstown

Lakeside is nice.

by kiwi

Many people don't get down to the lakeside of Wakatipu. But I found it to be very beautiful, just a little different to the town beauty.
You just need to drive or walk towards the lake from the main road, right in town, or in the leadin to town, and you find scenes such as these.
This is something you can do walking, and it doesn't cost a cent!!

Statue Errected to Honor Queenstown Founder

by cnango

A life sized statue of Queenstown Founder William Rees is situated on Steamers Wharf. Rees was a sheep farmer and the first European settler in Queenstown Bay.The statue was erected to honor him as the Founder of Queenstown and for being a humanitarian of fine character.


by grets

Back into town for the pick up for the parapenting. By this afternoon, the wins has built up quite a bit, and it is too much to fly from the Gondola, so we end up paying a supplement to go from Coronet Peak. Wow!
The view from the top isabsolutely unbelievable.

In just a few minutes we are strapped into a baby-seat-type harness, and the instructor, who is behind you, hooks you up to the banana-shaped parachute.

Historic Arrowtown's Chinese Miners' Village

by AusPinay

The quirky yet fascinating and quiet little town of Arrowtown was the location of our hotel. So naturally we went out to explore it and chanced upon a historic place- the Chinese Miners' Village.

It is near the centre of town. This historic place is a lasting reminder of the town's once thriving mining trade after the discovery of GOLD in the 1800's at Arrow River.

The settlement , where early Chinese families migrated after hearing about the gold boom in the area is just around 20 minutes' walk from the main street which is interestingly lined with lovely shops still in their original buildings from the 18th century!

So step back in time and explore this lovely town, especially the educational and inspiring stories of the early Chinese miners who sacrificed a great deal to live a decent life in New Zealand.

Amidst a backdrop of lush natural beauty, the settlement is a good place to visit for the whole family!

It is very common to see even today that there is a big mix of people with Asian heritage in the area. This little town even has a Thai restaurant, plus loads of shops with selling arts and crafts, ordinary foodstuffs, etc.

The roof opens up to cool you down

by coolbananas about Winnie Bagoes

My favourite spot for a night out. Always crowded with lots of people, mainly backpackers. Various types of popular music are being played, from Rock to Dance and R&B.

The most striking thing about the place is the roof: from time to time it's being opened up to cool the place and the people down. And not just in summer time when the weather is sweet and dry...(I was there in the middle of the winter and even when it was raining they opened the roof a couple of times a night).

Tip: bring your ID, cause they can be quite strict.


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