right... so we get ino new zealand after miss readind when our flight was from sydney! not cool.. but we made it... we got in contact with my friend jon, who we were stayin with and waited to get picked up.. played a quick game of time crisis in th airport! then along cmae jon.. with lil cameron his lil boy whos like 2.. and super cute!
we get to jons a place in swananoa by christchurch and i completely crash out and fall asleep on th sofa and paul gets th spare room.. not cool haha x in th mornin we wake up and start sortin out our trip!
if u kno me u kno what im like planning anything- but we got a rough idea of where we were goin and then sorted a car! and some shoppin and mr watkins got his hair done in a "unisex" hair dressers hehe, and we set of th next day-
heading for a place called wanaka! a few hours drive.. a couple of stops to take in th scenery.. which was breath taking.. so gorgeous x but we got there- this lil cute town with a few lil shops n pubs n stuff was cool, went to th place we had booked to stay and ooops they didnt have us on their records so we had to scramble round lol lookin for somewhere to stay... we tried a lil b'n'b, a skii lodge and ended up in a lil motel which was cool and quite cheap so spot on really! btw it was freezin!! haha love it x
the next day we head out to try some skiing, our first time so was a good laugh, dont kno if i should say what happened cause i dont want to get accused of exagerating.. what th hell paul reeeeaaally liked "lying" on th snow.. at th start anyway but we both got into it and th falling over stopped and it was really cool and definately guna be skiing again soon...
then th trouble starts! haha- th plague!
that night we got pizza.. and well fairly shortly after that paul became rather sick! propper illy billy style not cool but in th mornin we were feelin ok a little rough but ok so decided to make our way to queenstown!
we got there.. obviously got lost tryin to find out where we were stayin! but got there unpacked and sorted our selfs out! settled in to watch "a bugs life" livin it up as u can see! but we couldnt settle cause paul was up and about being a little sick and i was too.. just managed to keep it in but we were both ina bit of a state.. woke up th nxt day scheduled to be doin a bunjee but th odds were against us making it unless we both felt instantly better so i ran down and re scheduled it for th nxt day..
so here it was.. th bunjee day- our last day in queenstown and no excuse to give it a miss so we both (feelin pretty rough stil) jump on this mini bus and make our way to this bunjee which was off a bridge over a river! so cool, i went first and leapt off my heart sinking and my heart pumpin! it was absolutely amazing! already looking to do it again! it was freezing but all i could think about was how amazing it was x paul jumped after me and from th bottom i heard his screams and just started laughin.. he loved it!
after that our day wasnt over... we stil had to go ona jet boat ride through this little canyon at max speeds! was crazy, goin that fast th winds were so cold and i was on th outside so i was gettin soaked! th driver was wkd, doin loadsa high speed turns and barely missin th sides of th canyon by literaly inches! was awsome- a really good adrenaline packed day x
we then headed off to a little place called te anau which was a really quiet little town if u could call it that where we found a place to stay which was 75 nzd which had a king bed and a single bed as well as a bathroom and a kitchen! was crazily nice!
th next mornin we headed off to go ona cruise! it was around a port on th west side of th island called milford sound on th way to which we had to drive through a mountain! was an experience!! we set off on our cruise in th rain! and saw loads of water falls, some of which we went under in th boat! got soaked!! and saw some seals just chillin on these rocks was a really relaxed lil cruise we then made our way back through te anau and to our next destination- headed for th glaciers! we planned to get there th same day but kinda didnt make it in time so stopped off in a village called Haast and set off th next morning for franz joseph glacier and when we got there we trecked up th trail and came to a sign- "danger, unpredicatable weather conditions and flash flooding- do not continue unless with a guide"... so we jumped that sign and carried on! over these rocks n pepples and little rivers until we got to another sign "extreme danger- sudden rock fall and glacier movements can cause serious injury or death, do not continue unless with a guide"... so we jumped that sign and carried onto th glacier.. this thing was huuuuuuuge! was so beautiful just lookin at a river passing through under th middle of this massive lot of ice! was wkd..
our little road trip continued as we headed towards hammer springs! spending a night in this hotel cause it was soooo late and we couldnt find anywhere else to stay! but th next day carried on and got to hammer springs- a lovely little village with such beautiful settings.. moutains, loadsa snow all around and yet stil sunny! in hammer springs they have these geo-thermal rock pools which we just sat in, at 39-42 degree heats it was sooooo relaxing to just sit and chill in them with all th beauty around you!
we managed to make it back to jons in good time and got sorted for th next leg of our journey!!
words cant really sum up new zealand well enough it really is one of the most beautiful places i've ever been.. it just takes your breath away at some of the scenes you can find and unless u see it and experience it you cant feel how gorgeous it really is!