Day 33- Sun 10th
I didn't have any activities today so had a bit of a lie in. The other girls were meant to do a skydive but it was postponed because of bad weather. We walked down into town and used the internet, looked around the shops etc. There isn't a lot to do in Queenstown itself unless you are doing all the extreme sports and paid trips. Lisa went to do river boarding so Vicky and I just chilled out. Had our free dinner in the hotel then went into town for a few drinks. We went to the ice BAR 'Minus 5' which was a good laugh, we got to wear Russian hats and massive coats. They gave us little ugg slippers to wear too! It wasn't as big as the one in London but we had half an hour to drink a few vodka cocktails. Had a few more drinks at some local places, went back to the World Bar but no teapots this time.
Day 34- Mon 11th
Today was rafting day… got a transfer to the Shotover River where we got all suited and booted for our adventure. Had to wear wetsuits but both mine and Lisa's had holes in them! Got a bus to the start of the rafting course, that was scary in itself, went over huge mountains and the road were so windy, I couldn't look how close we were to the edge. At the beginning of the course we chose our team, we had all girls and we were all from Contiki. Our guide was called Jessie and he was only 21. It started off ok but at the first rapids both Lisa and myself fell out the raft. This was hilarious and I think Vicky was pretty worried/annoyed she had lost both of us!! Managed to both get back on the raft safely but Jessie was a bit annoyed…at the same time our raft had wedged itself between rocks and got stuck. I bet he wished he hadn't come to work that day! The rest of the rafting was awesome, the rapids were cool but very strong and another girl fell out. Vicky sat next to Jessie and I think he held onto her most of the time during the rapids so she didn't get to experience falling out of the raft. What a shame.
In the afternoon the girls went to do their skydive, the pictures and DVD look amazing and I'm slowly thinking that I might take up the challenge too in Australia at some point. Let's wait and see. That evening we went for a nice Italian in town with just a few people from the tour.