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Queenstown, New Zealand (Center on Interactive Map)

Map of Queenstown, New Zealand

Map of Queenstown, New Zealand

Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) - Juvenile Little Pied Cormorant (Microcarbo melanoleucos) Black-billed Gull (Larus bulleri) Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata) - Female Paradise Shelduck (Tadorna variegata) New Zealand Scaup (Aythya novaeseelandiae)

Touristy town on the South Island of New Zealand.


New Zealand

1/8/2012: We took the ferry and boat combo from Stewart Island to Queenstown in order to pick up our rental car. Queenstown is the kind of place that would be really great had you just returned from an epic hike in the third world jungle. There are many restaurants and roving bands of newly minted drinkers. On its own merits, however, I found it a place barely worth a one night stop despite the nice scenery. I was quite annoyed to spend $10 on disk rentals for disk golf only to find that half of the course was missing.

Previous Visit (Stewart Island: 1/3/2012)
Next Visit (Te Anau: 1/8/2012)

Species Recorded (7)

Birds ( 7 )

Old World Vultures ( Accipitridae )
Swamp Harrier - Circus approximans

Cormorants ( Phalacrocoracidae )
Little Pied Cormorant - Microcarbo melanoleucos

Swans, Geese, and Ducks ( Anatidae )
Mallard - Anas platyrhynchos
New Zealand Scaup - Aythya novaeseelandiae
Paradise Shelduck - Tadorna variegata

Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers ( Laridae )
Black-billed Gull - Chroicocephalus bulleri

Jays and Crows ( Corvidae )
Australian Magpie - Gymnorhina tibicen




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