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This is my first posting of a panorama, hope it comes out OK.

Taken from the highest point of Kelvin Heights Deer Park looking over Lake Wakatipu towards Cecil Peak and Walter Peak.

Not everyday I was in NZ it rained and this was a glorious day.

There are numerous tour companies that offer a guided tour to the deer park for NZ$75 per person, but with a little research I found that you can drive there yourself. It took about 10 mins to get there from Queenstown and at the entrance you pay NZ$20 for a car not per person and you get a free map with the interesting points to visit in the park. Great savings and you can spend as much time as you like wherever you like. The gravel track is manageable even in the little rental car that I had.

When you get to the top you get a 360 degree view all around the Queenstown area. This is one of them. There are a number of areas within the park where they shot scene's for the Lord of the Rings movie and also an old filmset of a Chinese Prison camp from The Rescue movie. Apart from the scenery to be enjoyed there are also many animals to feed who are really friendly if not a little pushy.

This was a great day!

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