Apparently the day before I did the hike it was just gorgeous there - perfectly blue skies. And for a couple days after, the trail was closed. So it looks like I just managed to squeeze in a hike before the shutdown, but was a bit unlucky that I arrived there when I did - 1 day earlier and my pictures would have been far more spectacular! I remember one place in Queenstown that had pretty good pizza - Winnie's. It came recommended by someone or other so I checked it out, but other than that I don't remember eating pizza elsewhere.. and I think I remember Winnie's mainly because my waitress was Canadian, so it's not that their pizza was amazing or anything. Why do you ask?