Queenstown

My host family took me down to Queenstown in mid September for my first visit to the South Island. It was absolutely gorgeous down there. Flying in you could see all the snowcapped mountains which reached for miles on end. I got to go snowboarding one day. Although the ski field was smaller than I’m used to, the mountain itself was HUGE. It had stunning views of the landscape. Of course I left my camera’s memory card behind by accident, so I don’t have any pictures to show for it. But I guess that gives me an excuse to go back :). Anyway, after the day of great boarding, my host parents took me out to dinner in Queenstown and told me that I had to do a bungy, since Queenstown is a huge adrenaline sports location and also home to the first bungy in the world. So, of course I went to the Kawarau Gorge to take my leap of faith. It was very nerve-wracking and I only hesitated slightly. When I was free falling the 43 meters to the bottom I wasn’t sure if I was looking at the sky or the water. Certainly a feeling I will not forget and wouldn’t mind experiencing again ;). Very awesome. Now I can say I survived the first bungy in the world. And I have pictures to show for that at least!

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