|Me & Jen in Queenstown|
Jen quickly made herself at home, (in a good way) from day one, and our first big night out didn't even wait for the weekend, as we hit the tastiest restaurant in town 'Ombra' for food and drink with Tibo, before ending up in the dodgy and always empty Fringe Bar for some karaoke! The only problem was that Jen (who can actually sing amazingly well), and a stray we picked up called Glen set the bar too high. I normally hate singing karaoke with people who could do it professionally, but I have no such feeling with Jen, and so I quickly brought the quality back down to earth (where it should be for karaoke), but did it with a smile on my face! My flatmate Tibo watched on with a funny look on his face, somewhere between confusion and pity I think!
The main event was always going to be the 4 day trip (which turned out to be 5 days) to the South Island and Queenstown - the views did not disappoint!
|First views of Queenstown.|
|VIEWS OVER QUEENS TOWN|
|ME & JEN INFRONT OF THE 'REMARKABLES'|
|I LOVE THIS VIEW!|
|Me & Paula|
|Me & Jen at the fluorescent night|
The less said the better, as it just rained, and rained a bit more, then rained a bit more. Making what should have been a spectacular drive to Te Anau, we could barely see a mountain as they were covered in cloud. Arrowtown's highlight was definitely the old world sweet shop with these funny named choclate bars:
DAY 3 - DOUBTFUL SOUNDS
With the road to the world famous Milford Sounds closed, we took the option of exploring another one of the stunningly beautiful sounds, called Doubtful - so named as Captain Cook was 'doubtful' that his ship could get out of the sounds if they entered it.
|Kristin, Me & Jen having a Ferg's burger|
After a reasonable sleep in, and gorgeous breakfast we decided that rather than try and head to Wanaka, we would enjoy the adventurous activities that Queenstown is famous for! Our first stop was the 'shot over' jet boat, which as you can see from the video and pictures below, was a high speed jet boat, through some a shallow river and some narrow gorges! The driver likes to spin the boat around and soak everybody for fun too!
Before heading off for the airport and what turned into a seriously challenging flight back to Wellington, we took in some final sights, see below!
|Sunny days in Queenstown!|
|Me in Queenstown!|
Still, most importantly, we finally landed in Wellington safely, and in one piece!
Regards from a beautiful New Zealand.