Back at the bottom, I did some sight seeing along the waterfront. The boilers in the coal-fired TSS Earnslaw were lit and it was building steam in preparation for a cruise. A boat cruise on Lake Wakatipu would have been fun on this nearly 100 year-old vessel but I didn’t have time to take that and get back to Christchurch at a reasonable hour.
On the way out of Queenstown I saw that the bungy jumping bridge was open and I decided to stop and watch people jump. Everyone screams going down, it doesn’t matter how tough they think they are.
I backtracked to Cromwell, stopped to take some pictures overlooking Lake Dunstan at the Bruce Jackson Lookout.
Then I continued south on Rt 8, to the Clyde Dam.