Queenstown - Adventure Capital of NZ
I am glad that you seem to be following our blog! Today, I have to say, was one of the best days of our trip so far! Once all dressed and ready we all walked for 5 minutes to get to the Gondola.
As we got closer and closer to the Gondola, Mum was getting really anxious about going so high in a small cart. So up we went, Mum had to sit facing up, because of her 'extreem feer'of heights, but when she did look around and saw the lovely view of the whole of Queenstown, and Lake Wakatipu. But we got up there, and went outside to see more mountains and get more pictures.
After having a coffee, we went outside to go on the chairlift, to take us to the Luges, these were small carts with a handle like bike. To make it work you had to pull the handle towards you to accelerate, and even further to make it stop. So we sat in the carts and got a bit of a briefing on how to use them. Then we were off, Bex and Dad in the front, then it was Me, then Mum and Liv! We were all going at our own speed, and mine wes extremely slow!
When we got off at the end we all wanted to go again, except Mum; so Dad, Bex, Liv and me went down again, but a lot faster. We loved it and even Mum was glad to have gone on it. We took in some more of the views and then went back down the Gondola, and had a wander in town. We walked and had a drink and had a sit and raved about the Gondola and Luge.
Then we went to the Shotover shop, to go and book a trip on the speedboats! After a 10 minute bus ride we arrived at the Shotover river. As we got on the speedboat, Mum was really nervous (as per - usual!). And we went out on the boat for about 40 minutes, and we all loved it! It was so cool! We were going at 80 kmh through really tight canyons. And the best part was the 360 spins! They were awesome!
Everyone loved it and I think it was so cool what we did. We are having a great trip!