Last week, I booked a job filming in Queenstown, New Zealand! I had roughly 16 hours' warning prior to my flight (most of which were spent sleeping), leaving me little time to research anything but the local weather, so when I stepped off the plane to find myself surrounded by enormous mountains - I always choose the aisle seat - it was a glorious surprise.
I spent the following day filming in a misty forest glade, being drenched with freezing cold water from a rain machine (my hands were so cold that at the end of the shoot, I no longer had the dexterity required to button my jeans!) and flew out the following morning, making it a brief but lovely trip.
Scroll down to see my photos of the achingly beautiful sights of Queenstown!
#nomakeup and ready to board my early, last-minute flight to New Zealand!
I exited the plane to find that the tiny airport was surrounded by huge, beautiful mountains. The perspective of this photo doesn't do them justice!
The way I dealt with going from Sydney's 26°C/78°F heat...
... to Queenstown's chilly 12°C/53°C!
Dress: Free People | Handbag: Chanel | Boots: Free People | Watch: Tag Heuer | Jacket: H&M
The breathtaking view from my hotel room.
The HUGE (about the size of two of your fingernails!) bees, which were adorably fluffy.