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Traveling to Queenstown, a mecca for adventure sports in New Zealand

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Breathtaking views around Queenstown


In 2004 we arrived at the pleasant temperatures of Queenstown in search of strong emotions in the water but the rafting suspended us because of the low flow of the river. However, we tried the river boarding. It was a pass.

We put on a wetsuit and they give you a kind of plastic board with two handles - one on the left and one on the right - to guide it. The upper part of your body is lying on the board and then to get carried away by the current and try to dodge eddies, rocks and others. We had a great time and trapped in a whirlpool, we checked - without wanting it - that the river water was drinkable. Pure adrenaline and a thousand laughs.

In the absence of snow we are dedicated to exploring the forests on foot. A marvel

Other options are the jetboat -Quick lanes on the river-, rafting, fishing in the beautiful lake Wakatipu or the authentic adrenaline rush caused by the bungy jumping - Vacuum jumps from a bridge and tied by an elastic rope - and the sky diving, with jumps from more than 4,000 meters high and almost a minute of free fall before your parachute opens (if it does not open it is more fall time but then you can not pick up the video ... Or the photos).

The great fame of the place has occasional negative effect about the adventurers who pass by there. The clearest are the prices and the accommodation.

If you go in full ski season or in summer, you must book your accommodation or camping in advance. I did not do it in any of the two visits and in 2004 we had a great anecdote about it.

Views of Lake Wakatipu, on the banks of which Queenstown is located

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