31.01.2014 - 01.02.2014
So we'd taken on the adventure capital head on both getting an adrenaline rush within the first couple of hours of being in Queenstown! But it wasn't just the extreme activities that took our breath away but the amazing beauty of the town itself! It is stunning with the Remarkable mountain range looking over the lake.
We had decided to sort our our own accommodation here rather than staying at Base. Dan found a lovely hostel by the lake called Bumbles and our room had floor to ceiling windows with great views over the water. Not too shabby for a backpackers.
We could even watch these guys from our window! Some of the others from our bus took on the opportunity to fly around like Ironman. Wish we had done this too as it looks loads of fun.
After all the excitement of the day we were starving and looking forward to having a famous Fergburger! Throughout our trip people had been talking about this place which is meant to have the best burgers in New Zealand and they weren't lying. We were lucky with only a 15 min wait (we had heard some people had queued for 2 hours on a busy day!) and we soon had our burgers. Dan went for the Big Stuff and I went for the lamb with mint jelly. YUM!!
The gang met up down the beach area for some beers and a catch up on what everyone had been up to.
Not a bad way to end the day!
The next morning we used the free bikes from the hostel to go and explore, taking in the sights along the lake.
On seeing a track for sunshine bay we thought it would be a good idea to take it but within a few minutes we realised this track wasn't for normal bikes as it was steep and rocky in places so we locked them up and walked the rest of the way.
Having dropped off the bikes it was time for the best ice cream in New Zealand! The award winning vanilla and cookies flavour is to die for!!
We decided to head up the Gondola to get some views out over Queenstown.
Can you spot the guy throwing himself off The Ledge!
At 27 bucks it was a bit pricey just to go up for the view so in hindsight we should probably have gone for the option that included Luging as well which looked fun.
This picture is made of jelly beans!
Back in town I decided to make a visit to the doctor as I d not been well for a week. Now I only mention this to highlight the importance of getting travel insurance as a consultation and some antibiotics set me back $200!! Will definately be claiming that back! Not feeling up to a night out on the town we headed to the cinema instead to see American Hustle which was really good.
We wished we had more time and money to spend in Queenstown as there is so much to do so we will definitely have to come back here in the future.