Day 10 - 4x4, Jet Boating and Helicopter

So today was a truly exillerating day!!!

We got picked up at 8.30 for our 4x4 drive which took us up mountains, into rivers and discovering Lord of the Rings locations!  We even tried panning for gold but did not find our fortune.

After that we got dropped off at the Shotover jet station where we got kitted up to get into the scary jet boat!!! It was bitter cold!!!! The boat ride itself was fantastic - even though we did go quite close to the rocks which was a bit scary for me!!! Yes we got wet and cold - but it was great!!!

We got the bus back into Queenstown where we wanted to book a trip to Milford Sound for the next day - unfortunately  this was not to be as the weather was not going to be good enough for us to do the trip we wanted to do 😥 However we did manage to book a trip for the afternoon to take a helicopter to the top of the Remarkables so we then went to The Cow for lunch - boiling hot pizzas!!

After lunch we got picked up for he heli ride and went over to the airport.  The ride was great and we landed on the snow capped peak and had a fantastic view before flying around Queenstown and back to the airport.

Of course we had to go to The Lord of the Rings shop for a dwarf and then back again later for an Orc after Keith lost a bet with Fred - ending up spending a fortune!!!!

As this was quite enough excitement for one day, we naturally went to the Pub on the Wharf before heading back to the campsite where Keith cooked chilli in the communal kitchen whilst I supplied G&Ts!!

On Top of the World!!

Our chariot
Shotover jet boat!!
Post a Comment