Queenstown, New Zealand (CNN) —
It’s a stunning fall morning in Queenstown, New Zealand
. Trees with orange leaves border the calm Lake Wakatipu, and craggy mountains — the kind made famous by Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” movies — tower in the distance.
It’s the perfect spot for a photo. But for now, there are very few tourists about.
“It’s usually quiet for us in the winter,” says Betty Perkins, the owner of Million Dollar Cruise, which has been running boat tours of Queenstown’s lake for 13 years. “But not this quiet.”
There are now no active coronavirus
cases in New Zealand, a country of five million people. But borders remain closed, and there is still no firm date for a much-anticipated trans-Tasman bubble
, which would open up travel with neighboring Australia
That’s left Queenstown — usually one of New …continued .
[Original Source: CNN]