Dec 14 day 105 Queenstown 0 km
It seemed indulgent taking another zero so close to the last one (at Wanaka), but the Motatapu Track really kicked my ass, and I did want to take the time to see Queenstown which is a fascinating place. Apart from all the different places to book adventures that endanger your life, there are plenty of coffee shops, craft beer bars, and parks with benches and sunshine. I availed myself liberally of all. The only dark spot was that the YHA was fully booked, so I had to move to the hostel across the street. Got very little sleep as my different roommates kept coming in and out all night, it was very hot in the room, and the drunks out the window were howling all night. Queenstown has it fine points, but if I return to this area to visit again, it will be to Wanaka.