Definitly tourist capital of NZ

Trip Start Jul 11, 2009
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Trip End Jun 10, 2010


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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Monday, December 28, 2009

Spent yesterday at Wanaka walking around the town shops, siting by the lake and also the annual craft market, Johnny bought some gifts for his family

Though the heat was too much for Johnny so we sat in the shade for a while 

The afternoon we were waiting for the bus
30mins late due to running after the crimbo break

In NZ everything is shut christmas day, like the UK but opposite of UK most places in the most toursty places will open on boxing day
crimbo is not taken as seriously as the UK

arrived at Queenstown at 6ish ;later than planned, headed for the campsite Johnny had found before when he came
problem we found was, the prices shoot up over this period, and with New year coming the prices were a lot more than we had paid
stil it was a very modern campsite which made you not feel so bad

Today we first walked for 2hrs up hill to the where the chairlift/gondola goes up to get fantastic views of Queenstown

tiring, but a pleasant walk the views were so worth it!!

but also we got to go on a luge!!
which is self controlled go kart, it was awesome!!
goes as fast as you like, johnny kept cutting up the young kids tut tut

we then had lunch and walked around the park, it was a pretty park right on the lake, Queenstown is surrounded by the Alpes, (their own version, not europes) beautiful and gorgeous surrounding, and one of the reasons why many tourists travel down the south island the views are jst immense!



After a walk we went to the oldest house which was built in the 1860;s not as old as UK buildings, but you have ot let the Kiwis call it history for them as its such a young country
 
Also you notice what Queenstown is about, extreme sports
Bunjee, skydive, jet boating, all sorts of crazy and whacky things you can do and most backpackers save all these activities for this place
sadly cant do anyting just yet, hopefuly get a job and before i leave i want to do jet boating, so fingers crossed!!
Jet boating was actually started in queenstown and the sport took off ever since
 
then we  headed into town and organised our trip for the Milford sound tomorow
also i did some job hunting
hot day so in a pub for a drink
 
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