Queenstown and Adrenaline Junkies

First a little shameless plug this week:

I have been invited to be the curator for the twitter handle: @I_amGermany. Every week, a German native or German resident takes over and gives the followers a little taste of their life in Germany. It’s really cool! You should follow it anyway (I’m saying this even if I wasn’t a curator). DO IT!!!!

So the last sight on our New Zealand tour was Queenstown – also known as the town of adrenaline junkies.

It was the southern most point of our trip – but it doesn’t sit in the southern most tip.  We actually had to drive close to Queenstown on our way from Wanaka to Milford Sound – that literally required us to backtrack on the drive back. Whatever – the drive was worth it.

Queenstown is mostly known as an ‘adventure’ town as well as a ski resort – the Remarkables mountain range make it ideal for skiing and snowboarding while the town  itself boasts around 220 adventure tourism activities such as: jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing.

T and I getting ready for some jet boating…

T wanted to try his hand at sky diving but time wouldn’t allow it – we really only had about two days in Queenstown and since I had no interest in sky diving as well as the fact that sky diving takes minimum half a day…maybe next time? What we did do was some shopping, sight seeing (especially at the nearby Kiwi Sanctuary) and tried some jet boating around the Kawarau river.

If you’re interested in this company, they’re called Thunder Jet Queenstown. It was super fun and thank God the weather was good because we got soaked…a lot….well, T got the brunt of it since he was on the far side of the boat. Still fun! 😀

We traveled to NZ in November, but by the time we got to Queenstown – we were in the beginning of December and therefore the tourist season. We had been spoiled the whole month beforehand – there was literally no one to compete with. But those two days in Queenstown were enough to convince us that we had picked the perfect time to travel. We also recommend the same for you. November is the best!

In those two days we had to compete for everything from lines to even our camping spots! It was annoying after four weeks of relaxing bliss.

The Remarkables

We were done with the tourists by the end, but nowhere near done with New Zealand. We didn’t want to leave. It is seriously one of the most beautiful places in the world, and I do hope that I get to see it again.

Anyway, that’s it on all our main sights on our four week honeymoon to New Zealand. I hope you guys enjoyed following along. I had fun reliving it. There are more posts and videos that I will post in the future (when I finally get around to editing them) but in the meantime, enjoy the posts that I have written.

What about those of you who have traveled to Middle Earth? What did you think? Do you also still dream about going back?

We do.

Bis nächste Woche!

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