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Queenstown Travel Blog

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Queenstown isn't named the "Adventure Capitol of the World" for nothing. There are a myriad of activities to choose from such as skydiving, bungy jumping, canyon swinging, white water rafting, paragliding, river boarding, and many more. For those who like to keep their feet on the ground, there are activities such as wine tours, safari tours, and Lord of the Rings tours.

I chose skydiving and bungy jumping and there were unbelievable experiences. You know those great experiences when you think "What the hell am I doing?", your heartbeat becomes a little quicker, your blood pressure rises, your palms get sweaty, your terrified yet excited, but it was all worth it. I went skydiving at a place called NZone. For those newbies, you get to tandem skydive with an experienced skydiver. You get to choose from 9,000, 12,000 or 15,000 ft. I chose the 12,000 ft. It was an awesome experience! You fly over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. It costs me $295 NZ, a bit pricey, but well worth it. You can buy pictures and a dvd as well.

The second activity I chose was the AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping - The Ledge. You can choose from three different locations and height levels. The highest jump is at 134m (440ft) where you are suspended across a river at the Nevis Bluff. The second highest jump is at 47m (158 ft) on a ledge at the Skyline Restaurant. You have a great view while jumping because it's 400m (1320ft) above town. This activity costs $125 NZ. The last jump is from the Kawarau Bridge. This is the original bungy jump in Queenstown. You are 43m (142ft) high and are jumping towards a river. You can choose to touch the water, not touch it at all, or get fully immersed into the water. And if that doesn't make you want to jump, you get free t-shirts as a souvenir.

Overall, I loved Queenstown. The people were friendly, there's great shopping and food and a number of activities to choose from. If you're ever in New Zealand, you have to stay in Queenstown for at least a couple of days.
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