Christmas In Queenstown

I thought that Queenstown deserved it's own blog post because I think it's just about my favourite place in New Zealand. I arrived in Queenstown in time for Christmas and it was so different to spend it for the first time away from my family, with a bunch of strangers having a barbecue on the beach! I spent five wonderful days in Queenstown, and sadly when it came to end it was also the time to say goodbye to everyone I had met as I was continuing the trip to Christchurch a few days ahead of them. 

However, before arriving in Queenstown, it was time to stop via AJ Hackett's Kawarau Bungy and Canyon Swing. We watch a promotion video and then had the choice to decide there and then whether we wanted to sign up. I was all for doing a skydive, but a bungy jump was a step to far. To me taking that step by myself to fall free fall is ten times scarier than being strapped to someone and skydiving where it's to late to turn back. I was one of the few that decided to against it, but I wasn't embarrassed, bungy jumping isn't my thing just yet. 

After only a night in Queenstown, on Christmas Eve I took a day trip to Milford Sound. The bus ride was about four hours so there was plenty of time to catch up on sleep or take in the incredible views. We passed through the fjords on a boat and although the weather wasn't great, it was still spectacular. On our way back to Queenstown, we realised that Christmas was in a couple of hours, and so for most of the ride we played some Christmas tunes to shorten the journey.