Well hello there,
promise i'll keep this one brief! jeez i just looked over the last one to see where i'd left off and got bored strolling down! No wonder you lot have given up reading it!!! haha.
Anyway, from Franz Joseph we moved on to a little town in the South Island called Wanaka. This is where most New Zealanders come in the summer as it has a beautiful lake (as does every other town in this country) but it also boasts huge snow covered mountains, and so attracts many a crowd during the ski season too! We didnt do much there as we didnt arrive until late and were due to leave early the next morning. Having said that, on our departure from this quaint town we popped into Wanaka's Puzzle World which was simply mind boggling! Definately a place Yian could spend a fair few hours - geek!haha. Anyway, we attempted the unsolvable maze which we obviously didnt get to the end of, before exploring the illusion rooms which were very very strange!There were rooms that were biult at a 45 degree angle and mirrors that did all sorts of wierd things!physics they say...odd!I then tried resolving some puzzles and knot thingies which just werent working either and i just through a strop and gave up!i hate not being able to accomplish things! haha!
From Wanaka we drove down to the adventure capital of the world-Queenstown where our bus driver had arranged a night out together to celebratethe end of the west coast of the south island! As you can imagine it was quite a night! I ended my evening by stopping off at the BEST BURGER JOINT IN THE WORLD: Fergburger! Seriously, caps lock was definatly needed for that sentence! Literally, the burgers are so so fresh and are made from the most delicious ingredients and most significantly, they are the size of my face! yummy yummy 3 in 3 days in my tummy! oops! haha! I stayed in Queenstown for 4 nights and spent the following day just chilling around town and getting the gondola up to the top of the mountain where you get panoramic views! Beautiful! We'd planned a quiet one that evening, but when hearing that the All Blacks were in town, i couldnt help myself but have a little nosy around. We did find the private function that they were in and actually managed to get in but on arrival we stood out like sore thumbs - probably because we were all girls and were not 6ft! Anyway, soon after we were kidly asked to depart!haha. The following morning, i'd booked a trip to Milford Sound. This is supposedly the most beautiful place in the whole of New Zealand and so we werent too bothered about paying the $169. The 5 hour drive there was very spectacular (through closed eyes! what?! i had to be on the bus for 8am!!!) and we saw some huge green and snow covered mountains and lots of agressive waterfalls! very cool! Rain falls 300 days a year at Milford Sound and so naturally we landed one of them! Im a little unsure as to what Milford Sound is but from what i understood and saw, there are feuds (is that how you spell it?!im not sure..) and not sounds but someone back in the day got it wrong and it stuck! Basically, to me it looked like lots more lakes and an estuary that lead you to the tasman sea. We went on a 1.5hr boat trip down this thing and took some photos of the many a waterfall, but to be honest it all began to look the same and im not sure it was worth a 10hr journey and that much money! oh well, you live and learn!
The next day in Queenstown was spent filling my pants with fear as i'd booked to jump a 134m bungi : the infamous Nevis!!! It was a 45m drive there and could not brave myself to eat anything before i went! The nerves naturally built up and exploded upon arrival at the scene of death! I got weighed (the worst bid as always!) and harnessed, and very quickly got shuttled over to the pod that was suspended in mid air by a little open air balcony thing - i had to stop myself from looking down then! I was put in a queue and before i knew it, i had my legs tied together and strapped to this big rope! The guy was trying to distract me by asking me questions but it didnt faze me! by this point i was just excited and ready to go! My legs were swang over and i was soon shuffling to the edge. I had to get him to tell me when i was near the edge as i refused to look down! For a split second i thought i couldnt do it but as soon as i released my grip from the poor blokes t-shirt, i just thought 'f*** it' (sorry mum, sorry dad) and did the biggest swan leap possible! The freefall was once again absolutely breath taking, but unlike Africa i absolutely loved Nevis. I had to pull a cord to bring my body upright before i was pulled back up by a winch! i felt totally exhilerated and proud of myself! Naturally i was buzzing for the rest of the day and had to celebrate by heading out for a few drinky poos and a boogie with my fellow adrenalin junkies!
Anyway, internet times up! I'll be back! x