Crown Range Monster Truck Madness

Trip Start Jan 06, 2007
Trip End Mar 03, 2007

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Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wanaka is an awesome alternative to Queenstown and we really enjoyed the drive over the crown range road which chops off a massive 40km off the distance by shooting over the mountains. The drive starts just outside off Queenstown and climbs via a series of switchbacks into golden fields laden with purple flowers and a fun and challenging winding drive through to cadrona. We were hooning round the bends when the bizarre sight of four monster trucks took our attention. After a quick U turn we were out next to the beats including the totally pimped out pink caddy monster truck - Wicked!!

Wanaka was an instant hit, although it took us ages to sort our stuff out in town and set up camp. Later on we meet Lians bro Kevin again and chilled out by the lake and then his hostel watching a movie. We finished the night with a few quiet beers.

The next day I dragged the other two out of bed finally and we headed of to puzzling world for some tripped out illusions and puzzles. After that we took on the two storied great maze with mixed results. The maze became a massive headache for all. I finally found my way to the four corners and then back to the finish, however the other two lost their patience and bailed through the emergency exits.

Later that night we went out to the Speights Ale House for a few beers. I discovered the Harvest beer a limited release apricot wheat beer that was lush and just right for summer. I've been pretty impressed with the range of Ale Houses and the Speights range is pretty awesome. After a few beers here we trodded off next door for a few gins, a free BBQ and a few games of pool. We were playing 3 random guys and I managed to pot the last four balls in a row to win, I'm pretty crap at pool so I was stoked with that. unfortuanley the other two had exploded in a pretty firey row leaving me on my own with no one to gloat too. We all ended up back at the campsite at various stages pretty smashed.

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