Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand is my favorite town on Earth. There is so much to do and never enough time. You can literally do different activities every single day for weeks on end and then you will want to do them again. Queenstown for me, is the center of adventure sports. It is the bungy jumping capital of the world along with everything else you can possibly imagine doing to get your heart racing. In addition, Queestown is beautiful. It is located at the base of the remarkable Mountains on Lake Wakatipu. A stunning location, fitting for such an amazing place.

If you don’t like death defying stunts and tons of speed and thrills then you will still like Queenstown because there is so much to do in nature or just shopping around town. Luckily for me, I love that crazy stuff and certainly tried to do absolutely everything. My favorite activities were luging, riverboarding and of course bungy jumping. I did the thrillogy which is three totally different and crazy jumps in one day. The first was a 175 foot tandem jump from the Kawarau River Bridge, the worlds first commercail bungy jump by AJ Hackett. This was a nice way to start the early morning and then came the second highest bungy in the world and quite possibly the most terrifying thing you can do. The levitating monster, the Nevis, is 440 feet high and sways in the wind suspended in air by wires into the cliffs on either side of the massive gorge the jump hovers over. (I have some really cool video of this if I can ever figure out how to convert it to CD Rom I will post it)
The final jump is a legs free jump where the chord is around your waist which allows you to run and jump, flip and/or do whatever you want. It is only 150 feet high and is a great way to end the day with a sunset jump 4000 feet above Queenstown. I could write forever about Queenstown because I have such amazing and fond memories of it. I will spare you guys all of the intricate deatils of the town but liken it to any cool resort ski town, ie Whistler, etc. with all the same amenities. It is a long way to go to see Queenstown. It is hardly close to anywhere, even Australia, but it sure is worth the trip.

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  1. Samantha says

    The shotover jet rocks

  2. All Blacks says

    Lee, I am glad you like our little country so much. It’s good to see a Yank jetsetting about. Queenstown is a special place even for us Kiwis. Especially for skiing.

  3. Sweetboy says

    I dont know what to say.

  4. Hi Lee, I will be in NZ at the end of the year. About how much does that Thrillogy cost? Money is tight for me even with the exchange rate, is it worth it?

  5. First, I love the All Blacks so thats good to see and Jemma it is totally worth it-beyond worth it, it’s sooo much fun. The cost is now NZ$350 (I just saw on the website) which is much more expensive than it was when I did it but still it’ll be worth it and you are paying with GBP anyway so it’ll be about 130GBP. I hope you still choose do it.

  6. …cant’s forget about the tea pots at world bar and the “lovely” rooms at downtown backpackers

  7. Sweetboy, you don’t need to say anything, I have a cup of warm milk for you to drink with the pump and your tossed salad.

  8. Very fond memories of this little town. Mad-dogg riverboarding is a must, as well.

  9. Mad-Dogg Riverboarding is awesome, I still wear my T-shirt often, 4 years later

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