Contiki ‘Sweet as’ South – Day IV

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Queenstown doesn’t disappoint when it comes to being the adventure capital of the world!

Our first activity of the day, and of the new year, we all took the Shotover Jet over Shotover river, with some still hungover from last night. Each were giving a wet suit and also a life jacket before getting onto the jetboat.

None of us brought in our cameras considering the fact the passengers before us got really wet after their ride. Was such a pity I didn’t have a waterproof camera I could bring along. The view was glorious! Blue skies, undisturbed nature in the valley! There’s nothing more we could ask for on the very first day of 2015! But it was only the morning and things could only get better!

The driver drives the jetboat at highspeed and go real close to the cliffs and rocks, and did occasional 360 degrees turn! Super thrilling & fun! & don’t ever bother working out which part of the boat will get you less wet, because it’s all the same. & I would totally recommend wearing long pants and sleeve. Despite the fact you will get wet and being summer, the morning was so chilly, and with the wind blowing in your face, it’s just like winter. All of us had to thaw in the souvenir store after the ride.

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Had a little time before I report for my skydive (whoop whoop!!), grabbed a kebab and sat down by Lake Wakatipu. Gorgeous afternoon! Every picture looked like some postcard image! It was like THE WAY to chill and have lunch.

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Quiet little town on New Year’s day, while everyone going about with their activities of their lives!

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& then I had the highlight of the trip – SKYDIVING!

NZone Skydive sure has a bunch of really awesome counter staffs who seems to be able to convince everyone who feared and wanted to back out. & and also up selling. We were booked for the 9,000 ft jump but were convinced to take the 12,000 ft jump, simply because it’s NZ$40 more for 15 more seconds of free fall, making my jump a total of 45s free fall. (15,000 ft would have 1 min of free fall)

The photography package was really really expensive though, reason being they have a photographer jumping down with you. An insane NZ$189 to get either photo or video, and NZ$239 or something to get both. I went for the video only, simply because I could screen grab the video to get the pictures.

Long pants/ shirts are recommended for the jump because you will feel cold at those altitude, even if its summer. We suit up, got briefed, and then boarded the plane. The weather was too perfect for such an activity, we could see clear blue skies, green plains and crystal blue waters! That’s New Zealand for you!

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Uploaded my skydiving video for you guys after I cut away my interview (too awkward I laughed so hard looking at it):

Later in the evening, we head up to the skyline restaurant, to enjoy Queenstown’s awesome skyline, and the great spread of food! The weather was really clear and beautiful, we had took the chance to snap more pictures! Here’s us & the awesome view from our hotel.

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We took a gondola up for the dinner, & that’s where the ziplines and the luge was at. (I totally have no time to do the luge! More reason to head back there!!)

As we went during summer and the sun doesn’t set so early, we were lucky to catch how both Queenstown skyline looks like in the day and at night! I took a lot of pictures but nothing could show enough how beautiful it was.

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Check out this awesome tour over here!
Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored trip! Everything was my own expenses.

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2 thoughts on “Contiki ‘Sweet as’ South – Day IV

  1. I’m enjoying reading your posts – they are reminding me of my Sweet As South tour that I did in February 2014.

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