Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Queenstown is on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by mountains. The lake is 80km (50miles) in length and is New Zealand's longest. Its size is impressive as well at 291 sq km (112 sq miles) it is the third largest in the country. The lake is also extremely deep, the floor of the lake is below sea level and with a maximum depth of 380 m (1,250ft).
To put that in to context, the total area of the ...
... were about 10cm! Anyway the reason why I'm not sure why they made that decision is because the other famous thing jet boats are famous for is the 360 degree turns they do which are very quick and you can get a bit wet :) we set off down the rivers and the driver (Brett) drove us to the banks and almost to the bridges before he would swerve away just in time! We went onto the shotover river too and then went back. It was very quick and ...
... Queenstown so after doing the jump we made our way into town. Queenstown is a city on the edge of a huge lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and it's absolutely beautiful. I was with Margaux and Jodie for 4 nights in a hostel and we were then doing our own thing, so we spent most of these days together. When we arrived the weather was pretty rubbish and Jodie was poorly with an infection in her arm so unfortunately we couldn't do a great deal during ...
... could only jump in where it was deep enough, so of course the only deep places in rivers like this is underneath waterfalls. So we were jumping into waterfalls basically. My first jump was a little unnerving as I jumped but didn't clear the waterfall, so I couldn't come up out the water. And it was so cold I just sort of went into shock and forgot how to swim, so looked a bit of, well, a muppet really.. Haha. But after that I ...
... out to the drop zone, greeted, suited up, partnered with our jump masters and had our greeting videos done. We were moments from getting on the plane when the super Jedi jump master called it off due to the wind picking up. No one with a brain complains when this happens because high wind has this way of blowing parachutes in on the people attached to them and everyone dies. So I just rolled with it, went back to the shop and rescheduled ...