Frank's Bungy Jump and up to Lake Wanaka
Trip Start Oct 16, 2007
83Trip End May 09, 2008
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the late 1800s, with the discovery of gold in the nearby Arrow River, thus it had that 'frontier town' feel.
We crossed the Kawarau River again where we saw bungy jumpers a few days earlier. Since we were driving right by the bungy site, we thought this is probably Frank's chance to
to check it out. (I was too chicken to try it out and thought I'd probably lose my lunch doing it). Luckily, Frank didn't have to wait too long. Just a quick NZ$160 payment and weight check, then he was off to the bridge to put on his harness
It was another few hour drive up to the Wanaka region. Lots of stunning mountain scenery along the way. The views were even more fabulous as we approached Lake Wanaka. We stopped for a bit to enjoy the lake front views, then did a little hike up nearby Iron Mountain to get panoramic views of the area. We drove further north to also get views of Lake Hawea , and ended up spending the night at the DOC (Dept of Conservation) Boundary Creek campsite along Lake Wanaka, with great views of the lake from the back of our campervan.