We stayed on the shores of Lake Wakatipu overlooking the incredible Remarkables. What a fabulous start to our day every morning, to wake up to this view! Our apartments were about 10 minutes from town and we had the option of either take the shuttle that went every hour, or as we had hired an eight seater van, we could drive ourselves.
As Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world, we planned to do as many activities as we could, or were brave enough to do! Day one we were off to the Sky Gondola up to Bob’s Peak where the view of the Lake and mountains is truly magnificent. First, line up for ride on the luge which has two tracks available - must do learners first, then go for it on the big track!
After a buffet lunch in the Stratosphere Restaurant, it was time to really get the adrenaline racing and try the steepest Zip line in the world. It didn’t quite hit me until we came to this line just how steep this was – my knees were knocking, hands sweating and heart racing and I didn’t think I could do it! With no other way down, I was hooked on. Hold your breath and take that step into nothing and away you go! Zip line? Tick. I'm never doing it again!
Day two was Shotover and white water rafting. Again, adrenaline plus heart in your mouth, soaking wet, BUT I survived and another tick! As if that wasn’t enough for one day some of girls decided it might be a good idea to jump out of a plane - not me I tell you! Five of them took the plunge (literally) and just loved it! Still can’t convince me though, why would you want to jump out of a perfectly good plane?
Wow, how amazing. I can’t tell you how incredible it was, just floating in the air and looking at the most breathtaking scenery everywhere! I loved it - although my heart was beating “a million miles an hour”. A huge tick and yes I would do it again! To top the day off, two of our adrenalin junkies decided to do the Canyon Swing. This is a 60 metre rope suspended over a 109 metre drop to the river. You are attached to the rope and then you step into mid air and fall until the length of the rope and swing back and forward until it stops, then you are winched up. Guess what? You can do it again for half price! My travel companions loved it, but absolutely no way I would do it!
This was an amazing holiday in a fabulous place. We flew to Sydney, then onto Queenstown direct, same coming home. Although it is pricy to do all the activities, food and drink is not expensive and you can buy great seafood and fresh veggies to cook your own. What an adventure! Oh, and I almost forgot, we went Segwaying as well, which was great fun and I would love to do that again too!
If this sounds like a trip you would like to do, come and see me and I will help you have one of the most exciting holidays you will ever have!
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