Last Friday I arrived home after a brief visit to the South Island, which included a one day visit to Queenstown - one of the most spectacular looking parts of New Zealand.
The airport itself is surrounded by mountains, as the following pictures show. Many of the surrounding hills are within a couple of nautical miles of the airfield and rise several thousand feet above it. Amazing!
Here is one extra picture taken in the middle of Queenstown earlier in the day. Equally nice!
Finally, here is a brief video I took from inside the terminal as an Air NZ operated Airbus A320 departed.
I think I might have to do another visit down here one day and have a decent look around... maybe go flying - that would be nice!