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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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