Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Queenstown

I've been in queenstown for a couple days now. This is what the kiwis call the adventure capital of the world. Pretty much anything you can do outside can be done here. I've already completed a canyon swing and tomorrow morning I will be doing the Nevis. Nevis is a 137m bungy jump. That's about 44 stories of drop from a cable car suspended on 4 wires in the middle of a canyon. The cable car has a see through floor as well so that you can see where you're going before you jump. This jump is 5 seconds of freefall.

It's the 2nd highest bungy in the world. The biggest is near Hong Kong at 230m by the same company, which opened up 3 weeks ago.

I have about 5 days left in New Zealand so I won't be able to see everything I've wanted to see. Instead of following the magic bus for a couple more days, I'm going to hang out in Queenstown for a couple more days and fly to Auckland on Sunday. Then on Monday I'm going to fly from Auckland to Sydney and begin my Australian adventure.

Queenstown looks and feels like a small ski town. I haven't been to Aspen before but it's what I'd imagine it to be like. It's a small town with alpine buildings and a mediocre size downtown surrounded by mountain ranges all around. Most of the friends that I've met on my trip so far are here in Queenstown with me so we've been having fun hanging out in the evenings.

2 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Jim you can do the bungy jump in Hong Kong when you get there and compare.

June 25, 2008 at 2:36 PM  
Blogger Jimmy said...

I definitely do. This one wasn't good enough for me. Too easy.

They told me if I take my certificate with me I get 20% off in Hong Kong so I am going to keep it on me.

June 26, 2008 at 4:17 PM  

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