A lot of rain and burgers in queenstown
Trip Start Oct 01, 2012
61Trip End Oct 01, 2015
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The next day it is was yet another early start as we made our way towards queenstown. On route we only had a couple of stops the first was a pretty little village called arrowtown- another incredibly small place consisting of just a couple of streets made up of white washed wooden buildings. We stopped for half an hour or so where we walked around the little shops and browsed the book stores. The next one was another Bungy jump centre which showed us a video of the beginning of the Bungy jump craze, the guys that ran AJ Hackett Bungy have jumped everywhere including out of a helicopter and through the middle of the Eiffel tower - they were arrested soon after, a few people jumped and we sat around eating peanut butter sandwiches watching them! None were as good as pauly d's jump!
We were soon on our way again arriving in queenstown a little after lunch and being welcomed with rain- the first we'd seen since beginning our travels around new Zealand.
We headed off to our hostel and then went for a walk around town, where we bumped into roxy and kristin from our original bus. We had a drink with them and were served beers in glasses the size of fish bowls- I needed two hands to lift them. The rain had started to come down harder so we headed back to our hostel for the rest of the afternoon and made use of the free wifi where we spent the rest of the night. The following day we awoke to more rain but headed out anyway seeking refuge pretty quickly in a nearby cafe to warm up with a hot chocolate. Tai said to me while we were having our hot chocolates "I wonder what the alarms were about last night?" "what alarms I asked?" he just looked at me in disbelief and explained that the fire alarms were going off last night for about half an hour, people came in and turned the lights on to try and stop them and others were out in the balconies looking bleary eyed- I slept through it all and couldn't remember a thing! By the time we'd finished our drinks it had at least stopped raining for a while so we went for a walk round the lake where we skimmed stones and watched the steam boat chug it's way across the water as the clouds lifted and we could see the mountains surrounding us for the first time.
Once we'd exhausted one side, we turned around and headed over to a park on the other where frisbees whizzed past us and weird metal chain link bins were dotted all over the place. When one guy walked past us and threw his frisbee in a lazy fashion a few yards ahead of him I asked tai why no-one could be bothered to carry their frisbees instead opting to throw them a little ahead and then pick them up again, we soon corrected me and explained they were paying a game called frisbee golf and the metal bins were infact the goals!
We dodged our way through the flying frisbees and made our way back to our hostel, a quick nap later and we were heading out again, this time to meet roxy for a famous ferg burger. Ferg burger is a burger joint in town open 23hours a day that has continuous queues outside and reviews that explain why.
We manages to find ourselves a table and ordered our burgers, for tai a pork one, for me a tofu burger and roxy opted for classic beef. They were huge and fell apart as you but into them but were very tasty! With full tummies we headed out to watch the sun set and walked around the lake once more (part way anyway). Queenstown had been fun but we feel there is much more left to see and experience and decided to make a little trip back once the weather had improved!