We arrived late afternoonon the 19th in New Zealand's adventure capital and spent the first night at a rather cramped and characterless Kiwi holiday park, so after a good evening by the waterside at Pog Mahoney's, the first thing we did the next morning was move down the road to a more satisfactory Top 10 site, Creeksyde. After the west coast the traffic and buzz of Queenstown was quite a culture shock, with operators galore offering every conceivable adrenaline-fuelled activity in the beautiful Lake Wakatipu and surrounding rivers and mountains. Our activities that dayrelied less on adrenaline as we relaxed after quite a heavy drive the day before and assessed the local facilities. The weather continued to be sunny and warm on Friday 21st as we set off on the steamship TSS Earnslaw , the oldest working coal-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere, to cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak and back. Great old boat and the engine room was a sight to behold. This was followed later by a gondola ride to Bob's Peak where we watchedthe adrenaline junkies launching themselvesinto the blue in every conceivable way.