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I did a Skydive!

When I was in Queenstown, I finally bucked up the courage to do a skydive with NZONE Skydive and I loved every single second of it!
After doing the Shot-Over Canyon Swing (which was pretty scary), I didn’t even feel scared to do a Skydive anymore! So off I went, all confident to the Skydive place.
They picked us up from their office in Queenstown and drove us out. I could see that some of the girls were getting a bit nervous, but I was still loving it even when I was having a recorded interview which you will see in my video!

Even when I was in the plane (which has no seats, so you sit on the floor) I was still too excited although I could see us eventually reaching 12,000ft!
I was the last one to jump out, and that was the bit I was a little nervous about but it was over before you could even blink and didn’t feel like you were falling at all!
They don’t mess about here either, well we didn’t get anyone that messed about – we simply went to the edge, ‘Are you ready?’ and out you were!

As we were free-falling, or just falling in general the whole time, it didn’t feel like you were – it weirdly felt like you were floating as all of the wind is pushing against you. Although, I must say that I got a little freaked out as I thought I couldn’t breathe from all of the air in my face. I thought to myself ‘It’s fine, you can breathe, it will go in..’ but I really felt like it wasn’t, so I felt a bit relieved when he pulled the parachute out and I could breathe again – but I was still loving every second of free-falling!

I had an amazing diver too, who was pointing out all of the mountains and everything else you could see in Queenstown from our incredible view. It was a bit cloudy on the day, but after we fell through the clouds (when the camera stopped – the camera diver had to fall faster than us to get to the ground first) we could see all of the snowy mountains and lakes, it was truly incredible!

You can see my video of the skydive HERE.

Here are a few photos:
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Here is the link to the skydive place: NZone Skydive
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ink to my YouTube Video: HERE
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NEW VIDEO: I DID A SKYDIVE!

I will be having a NZone Skydive post up soon with all of the details on what I did and what it was like – so look out for that!
In the meantime, go and check out: nzoneskydive.co.nz
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Queenstown Shotover Canyon Swing

Whilst I was in Queenstown, I decided to do the Shotover Canyon Swing with a few of my friends from the Kiwi Experience bus!
We decided to do two jumps, as it works out that one jump is around $180 and two jumps is $210 – so why not?
Firstly, me and my friend Mandy did it together but we just jumped off attached to each other which was SO SCARY!

The second time, I went by myself and decided to slide down a slide, off the edge and straight through the Canyon – which was less scary, but too much fun!
This Shot-Over Canyon is suppose to be one of the highest, it will show you the other stats in the video which is HERE.

Here are a few of the photos they took:
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LINKS:
Shotover Canyon Swing: HERE
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IDEO OF MY SWING: HERE

Small Brief: My Last Adventure in Australia!

That’s right, it’s my last adventure in Australia.
I have been travelling from Brisbane up to Cairns for the last 10 days, and my my, it has been amazing!
I thought that I would quickly write a brief on this trip for you all, and then when I have more time in the next few days, I will write a few posts on the specific places, where I went, what company I went with, what to expect, bla bla bla..

So, I am going to paste in my travel log here as I don’t want to give every small detail away.
Here it goes:
14th June
Today I have just been packing my backpack for my Brisbane>Cairns trip! I then ended up going for my last Harrys pie with Fiona, Constanze and Kristin.

15th June
I am finally here! I am in Brisbane, in Starbucks at the moment trying to catch up on this updating business! I just booked my Australia Zoo tickets and I cannot wait to hold a Koala Bear tomorrow! EEEEEE!

16th June
Today I went to Australia Zoo and it was such an amazing day! I loved it there! Firstly, I held a Blue Tongue Lizard, then I went to see all of the animals, fed kangaroos and then held a Koala! It was such a great zoo, and it was also really touching seeing all of the Steve Irwin tributes!
I then came back to the hostel for our G Adventures meeting, so we all went down to the bar downstairs and got to meet each other, before heading to a japanese restaurant.
Then we had to pack our overnight bags for Fraser Island!
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17th June
Today is the day that we leave! Woo!
We were all up and in the bus by 8am, then started to head off to Rainbow Beach, so we could catch the ferry to Fraser Island and drive the 4X4!
When we got to Fraser Island, it was pouring down with rain, but it still didn’t dampen our spirits. We went for a swim in Lake Mackenzie before setting up camp and having a barbecue in the evening!
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18th June
We got up early again today and went for a morning swim in Eli Creek which was so much fun! We floated down the creek in rubber dinghies and chilled out for a while. We then went back for lunch, before heading off for a scenic flight of Fraser Island which was incredible! Definitely worth the $50!
After that, we went to Champagne Pools for a swim and a hike around the edge of the island.
We then went back, had a few drinks after food (which turned a little too much for some people!) and then we headed to bed to get up early again!
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19th June
We left Fraser Island today, we all got back in the 4X4 and headed to the ferry. We had such a blast on the journey, playing some great music to sing along to and joking around with each other.
When we got back to Rainbow Beach, we waited an hour until we had to leave for the train station, so we ended up charging our phones incase we need them and then went on a 5 hour train journey to Rockhampton.
We stayed at a Cattle Farm in Rockhampton which was really cool and got to sleep out under the stars in a swag! We had a campfire, marshmallows, beef stew and decided to play the werewolf game for a few hours!
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20th June
This morning, we went to see all of the animals on the farm and fed them which was really nice. We are now on the bus, so we can board our boat for the Whitsundays later!

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21st June
After a great nights sleep on the boat, we are up and ready! We went to Whitehaven Beach today which was chilly, but still so sunny. We didn’t even realise how sunny it was, and all burnt our legs from the reflections off the sand! I also saw the biggest spider that I have ever seen, too!
We then went Scuba Diving in the afternoon, which made me freak out at first but then it was one of the best experiences I have ever done, too! We also had a costume party on the boat in the night too! Too much fun!
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22nd June
This morning, we went snorkelling which was so much fun! We saw absolutely stunning fish and coral and we had the whole place to ourselves! We then stopped at Airlie Beach and stayed at Base Backpackers for the night, so we decided to have a meal together and a small night out before a 4.30am wake up call the next day!
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23rd June
4.30am wake up call, so we can catch a 10 hour train ride to Cairns! It was actually really relaxing on the train and most of us just slept most of the way through. Not forgetting, the trains are pretty incredible in Queensland, they are very similar to the service and facilities you’d get on a plane and so much room, too!
We then got to Cairns and straight away, we went to do a A J Hackett Minjin Swing (some of the boys did a bungee jump, too).
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All of this was way too fun, and I can’t wait to talk to you all more in depth about each day and some activities!
Keep an eye out for my next few posts, I will fill them with useful links for you all!
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