mountains

Queenstown

Where do I start with Queenstown? The small world of adrenaline, scenery and adventure!
Firstly, on our way into Queenstown a few of us got off the bus as two girls wanted to do a A J Hacket Bungy Jump. This looked so scary and I would hate to do a Bungy Jump, although I’ve done a Canyon Swing and a Skydive – this is not my sort of thing! So Joanna went up, not caring at all and just easily jumped off with a smile (crazy girl!). I was so proud of her and jealous of her courage!DSC03771 DSC03772 DSC03781
We then got to Queenstown, had to say goodbye to some people including Joanna from the last photos, who was such a lovely girl and we got on so well!
The scenery in Queenstown was unbelievable – it was so beautiful here! I just wish it was cheaper to live there and had less backpackers everywhere!DSC03932 DSC03936 DSC03938
I went up the Sky Gondola’s one day, where they also have Luge rides – the view was insane! It was probably the best view that I have seen in my whole time being in New Zealand – apart from my skydive of course, I basically saw this view from the sky! But when we were looking out, we even got to see some parasailers! I would’ve loved to have done that, but I’m not too sure if you can pay to do it there? And, I had just done a skydive and a Canyon Swing!DSC03948
Whilst up at the Skyline, the place seemed to be sponsoured by Jelly Belly (which my dad freaking loves!) and they had these amazing pictures from Lord Of The Rings and a world map – MADE OUT OF JELLY BEANS?!DSC04010 DSC04012 DSC04016
And, I saw a lizard car. No need to say any more.DSC04047

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We have heard about the famous ‘ice bar’ in Queenstown, so we had to go and it was so much fun! Everything is made out of ice, the seats, the walls and even the glasses (as pictured below). They give you gloves and a coat before you go in as it’s so cold, but we had an absolute blast!IMG_2042 IMG_2044 IMG_2046 IMG_2047 IMG_2089 IMG_2111
I also met a South Wales boy, too! BOYOOOOO!IMG_2131
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hat’s all I need to say for Queenstown right now, I think! I have posted/or have scheduled some other posts from the activities that I did whilst in Queenstown – like skydiving, canyon swing and skiing at Cardrona. So look out for those!
I will also be posting the videos, too! Queenstown is an amazing place!
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Wanaka

Wanaka is such a pretty little place, there’s not too much there but it is stunning! The scenery down by the lake is incredible (if I can find a photo, if not I will have to google one to show you how beautiful it was!).

They also have a really cool Cinema called… Paradiso? They have sofa’s and have converted a van into seats which is so cool!
Before we left, Kiwi Experience took us to Puzzle World which was quirky. It was like a Optical Illusion house.. It was filled with illusions, puzzle games and really made you think about some things! They even had a massive room that went uphill, but looked like it was normal, so your balance and orientation was completely messed up! It was great fun!
I’ll put a few photos to show you what I mean!
Not much more to say, I apologise if I’m bad at re-capping on these places recently! I find it so hard to remember things, so I’m trying to push out as much as possible!
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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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Lake Mahinapua

We stopped at Lake Mahinapua for the night, which was one of the most beautiful places I have seen in New Zealand – although, there are quite a lot, so it’s definitely in the top 5!
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But we stayed at Lake Mahinapua Hotel which was a really cute place which had piglets and a massive pig that you could feed, a puppy and a kitten! They also cooked us an amazing roast dinner and pancakes for breakfast, I felt like I was in heaven haha! It’s not very often that we get people cooking for us, or even a half decent meal whilst travelling!
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We went for a walk to the lake and it was so beautiful there! A lot of the boys, mainly the Dutch boys were jumping into the lake from the pier – it looked freezing..
We took some incredible photographs and the mountains looked stunning when the sun was setting!
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I also decided to try and take a photo of the moon with my camera, for some random reason and I was pleasantly surprised!
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I have also added some photos of the glaciers, when we were leaving Lake Mahinapua and on our way to Franz Josef – it was too beautiful at Lake Matheson too! (I will insert some photos here, too). I also tried some L&P here too (famous lemonade made in New Zealand!).
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Instead of rambling on, I am just going to post the photos here and you can see how stunning it was there.

Where is the most beautiful place you have been to?
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Lake Tekapo

We stopped at Lake Tekapo for one night, last night and it was really pretty here – although the weather was brewing and it was freezing cold!
The mountains looked so, so amazing from the lake and before you think I edited the photos, I didn’t. Lake Tekapo is naturally that blue, I can’t remember the reason why, but there is a scientific reason why!
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We also saw this really pretty church next to the lake too, which had the best window view of the lake possible!
We ended up having a TV night, everyone got cosy and watched a lot of documentaries on animals and The Voice Australia. A great relaxing night!
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