Watching paragliders from the Skyline.

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Cycling from Arrowtown to Gibbston on a self-guided Bike The Wineries tour with Around The Basin.

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View over the Kawarau River in the Gibbston wine region. I loved being able to do the bike tour at my own pace, which allowed me to stop at every whim to take photos like this one (which was well out of the way).

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One of the many vineyards around Gibbston.

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Lake Wakatipu on a quiet autumn morning.

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View from above of Lake Wakatipu, via a scenic flight with Air Wakatipu. I did the Milford Sound Fly-Cruise-Fly option, which involved flying to Milford, cruising around the sound, then flying back to Queenstown. I captured this shot as we flew back over the lake on our way back to the airport.

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Lake Wakatipu as seen from the Ben Lomond summit. In case you're wondering if it's worth the rather strenuous hike to reach the summit, the answer is YES - even on a cloudy day like this.

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A glimpse of the 360-degree mountainous views from the Ben Lomond summit. I told you it was worth the effort!

My name is Lindsay, and in another life I was working at various tech companies in NYC while moonlighting as a wedding photographer on the side. As my passion for photography and outdoor adventures grew, so did my frustration with being trapped in the proverbial concrete jungle. In December 2014 I bid America goodbye and flew to Australia on a one-way ticket. These days I'm a freelance SEO specialist and travel writer, which gives me the freedom to travel, practice my photography, and develop content for my travel blog, Frugal Frolicker.

I recently spent 3 weeks exploring the South Island of New Zealand, including 1 week in Queenstown. All photos here were shot with my Canon 5d Mark III and either the 16-35mm or 70-200mm lens.