From Franz Josef we headed to Lake Wanaka where the weather was a lot better! It was really sunny all day so we had a little stroll by the lake and had an ice cream. We stayed in a little hostel called 'The Purple Cow' which is the best dorm we've been in so far! We were the only people in a 4 bed dorm and had a btahroom to ourselves too! From Wanaka we headed to Queenstown, stopping to climb up "Iron Mountain' along the way which was a rather steep walk, even though it was stated as 'moderate' in the guide book. Queenstown is quite touristy and most of the streets are lined with hostels and tourist-y looking activities. We offically became YHA members, because apparently if you've stayed in lots of them then you get free or cheap membership! So we're staying in another YHA now which is rather nice-we can see the lake from the kitchen. Yesterday we hired a jet-ski for half an hour and it was a lot more fun than i thought it would be! Sam drove for the first 25 minutes and went quite quickly (he nearly lost me at one point!) and round in lots of circels, then made me drive for the last 5, which i think he regreeted instantly as I drove in a stright line like a wuss.
Last night we tried to go on one ofthe organised nights out, whcih is just a bit of a pub crawl, butit was called off asthere were less than 10 people wanting to go.
Today we went up to the top of the nearby mountain in the cable car and had another go on the go-cart things, which was made even better by the fact that I beat Sam to the finish.
We don't really have a lot else planned for our visit here (we leave on Sat) so we might have a look around and see what else there is to do. There of lots of crazy boat rides which do 360 spins and other stomach-turning things, but lots of the activities here seem quite pricey as it's mainly geared up for tourists. Sam is thinking about doing a bunjee jump so we may have a wander over to the office today or tomorrow. On Friday night we're going to an ice bar, where all of the tables, chairs and glasses are made out of ice (It's called minus 5 so I guess that's how cold it is!).