Queenstown at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

Dinner in Queenstown, New Zealand

After lunch in Arrowtown, we very sensibly booked Christmas Eve dinner at Pier 19 Restaurant in Queenstown. We were staying at the lovely St Moritz hotel, which is located about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Queenstown, and again definitely a hotel I would return to. Following a very civilized aperitif in the hotel bar we wandered down to the lovely pier area for a seafood splurge…

Seafood dish © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
A feast for the camera…with a taste to match! © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
The lovely town of Queenstown© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
The lovely town of Queenstown © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

Queenstown is not a particularly big city, however it’s compact nature makes it a very easy city to navigate for the traveler. It has an extremely laid back and friendly vibe, which I realise sounds incredibly cliched, but that is exactly how it struck me…

Panoramic view of Queenstown from pier area © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
This very skinny panoramic stitch was taken from the pier area prior to dinner; comprised of 14 vertical images the final file has excellent detail…which is of course lost in this web version…! © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
View from Queenstown harbour© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Taken on a stroll before dinner, the town at my back as I grabbed this image… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
View from Queenstown harbour© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
As the sun goes down… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
New Zealand Chardonnay  © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Spy Valley indeed! An excellent accompaniment to seafood… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Seafood platter in Queenstown, New Zealand © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
As good as it looks..! Dinner at Pier 19 restaurant © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Queenstown at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Dusk in Queenstown… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Queenstown at dusk © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Walking back along the harbour area without a tripod necessitated a balancing act on the handrail; the stunning views from the restaurant at which we dined (our empty table can just be seen on the far right) can be appreciated from this view… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Panoramic view from the St Moritz bar, Queenstown, New Zealand © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Panoramic view from the St Moritz Lombardi bar…© Michael Evans Photographer 2015

 

 

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