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New Zealand-Travelogue  |  Travel time: September 2005 - July 2006  |  by marc and nora L.

The South Island: Queenstown

Nora writes>

The drive from Milford Sound to Queenstown is really beautiful - you pass Te Anau, a lovely small town situated right at the lake, drive alongside lakes and mountains - very impressive!

Queenstown is the mekka for adventure sports - white water rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, skydiving, shotover jet,... you name it - Queenstown has it!

Initially we wanted to do white water rafting or some other crazy things here but our budget didnt allow it - it is rather expensive to do such things here - you also pay for the name queenstown - to do the same thing on the north island is much cheaper!

We arrived early and had beans (what else) in a lovely park - the leaves had fantastic colours (it is autumn), ducks were quacking around us and in the background we saw the hill with the cable car...a beautiful way of enjoying breakfast!

indian summer in queenstown

indian summer in queenstown

our view whilst having breakfast

our view whilst having breakfast

queenstown from above

queenstown from above

queenstown and the bungee jump ramp

queenstown and the bungee jump ramp

austrian-great britain girl in kiwi country

austrian-great britain girl in kiwi country

We didnt want to spend so much money on white water rafting or similar but we couldnt leave queenstown without having a go with the luge!

How much fun was that! The track is pretty scary - you decide how fast you go and quite often marc and i went down without braking only to find out that one side of our luge lost grip and was floating in the air - sideways...

However, we survived without major injuries!

the luge track

the luge track

beginners and advanced - guess where we raced down!!!

beginners and advanced - guess where we raced down!!!

tunnel and steep curve behind

tunnel and steep curve behind

marc in action! (before he crashed) 
You should have watched the track my dear!

marc in action! (before he crashed)
You should have watched the track my dear!

the winner!

the winner!

view from the original New Zealand Bugee bridge

view from the original New Zealand Bugee bridge

queenstown is the hometown of bungee
- me jumping off the edge...

queenstown is the hometown of bungee
- me jumping off the edge...

on the way to Franz Josef Glacier we saw this nice fence full of bras...

on the way to Franz Josef Glacier we saw this nice fence full of bras...

some miserable cows

some miserable cows

some sheep

some sheep

© marc and nora L., 2005
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Hello - 5 more days!!! On the 12th of September we are setting off! Our plan is to travel round the world for a period of 10 months. 1st stop: Thailand (1 month) and cambodia 2nd stop: Via Singapore (overland) to Australia where we plan to stay for approximately 4-5 months. 3rd stop: New Zealand (2 months) (north and south island) 4th stop: South America (approx. 3 months) (Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and if time and money allows we might visit costa rica)
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Start of journey: Sep 12, 2005
Duration: 11 months
End of journey: Jul 31, 2006
Travelled countries: world-wide
United Kingdom
Thailand
Malaysia
Cambodia
Singapore
Australia
Australia & Pacific
New Zealand
South America
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Peru
Ecuador
Canada
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marc and nora L. is an active author on break-fresh-ground. since 14 years.
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