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Arthur’s Point: jet boats and letterboxes

Summer 12/13 roadie, days 4-5 contd

For the last two nights of 2012 we stayed in Arthur’s Point which is on the way from Queenstown to its closest ski resort, Coronet Peak. We chose this mainly to be near friends but it’s also a nice alternative to being in town. On our doorstep here were two well known features…

First, the iconic Shotover Jet which blasts up and down the Shotover River and which helped establish Queenstown’s adventure capital reputation. We didn’t partake – it’s quite a bit of cash to fork out on a whim – but I did spend a few minutes admiring from above.

The Shotover Jet - looks great...

The Shotover Jet – looks great…

...and sounds great!

…and sounds great!

The single lane Edith Cavell bridge provides access to Arthur's Point and great views over the Shotover River and jet boats. (First time I'd heard this lady's name since visiting Jasper National Park, home to Mount Edith Cavell.)

The single lane Edith Cavell bridge provides access to Arthur’s Point and great views over the Shotover River and jet boats. (First time I’d heard this lady’s name since visiting Jasper National Park a few years ago, home to Mount Edith Cavell.)

And second, a sort of ‘world famous in NZ’ landmark are the line-up of letterboxes – keep scrolling and you’ll see why…

A good challenge for the postie as they're in no particular order!

A good challenge for the postie as they’re in no particular order!

Top marks for creativity eh?

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8 Comments Post a comment
  1. I love those letterboxes; They are so lovely and imaginary. I have only one letterbox photo in

    About me.

    Happy blogging!

    6 February 2013
    • So you do! I remember coming across your blog before with its many interesting photos so I’ve started following it now. Thanks for leaving a comment.

      6 February 2013
  2. Love the photos and how fun — the lineup of letter boxes! Cool post, Hayley.

    6 February 2013
  3. Ali #

    I love number 13! Very creative postboxes…poor postie, though! I’m glad you mentioned the Mt Edith Cavell…I recognised the name when I saw it but couldn’t quite remember why!

    9 February 2013
    • They put our boring letterbox to shame! Yeah I had to think for a while why the name was familiar. Thanks for the comment Ali.

      9 February 2013
  4. Wonder who started letterbox row? Poor postie! I guess you’d have to address your letter to “the fish” or whatever. What fun!

    24 February 2013
    • Yes that would be a helpful addressing method! Good idea 🙂

      24 February 2013

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