Our final stop in New Zealand was in Queenstown — destined to bring adventure and jolts of adrenaline. We started our journey by taking the Queenstown Skyline Gondola 1,457 feet until we reached the summit.
We were rewarded with beautiful views of Queenstown and the surrounding area.
ShotOver Jet Boat Ride
The next day brought about heart-pounding fun as we raced through a gorge at 50 miles per hour on a jet boat — missing stone walls by inches.
Check out the video below, you can experience the exhilaration for yourself, this was our actual ride:
After recovering from our exciting jet boat ride, we decided to take in scenic Milford Sound via boat.
Sailing the fjords on the Milford Mariner allow you to experience some of New Zealand’s most stunning natural attractions.
Packed with mountain peaks and waterfalls, each bend of our trip brought more beauty.
Ink-dark waters and superb dramatic forest-clad cliffs made this one of our trip highlights.
Spending time in such beauty with great friends — what can be better?
To continue our theme of adventure, we took flight in a helicopter to the Milford Sound Glacier.
This was Greg’s first helicopter ride so it was a privilege to experience it with him.
Seeing Milford Sound from the air was a compliment to our boating adventure. As we left the helipad, we cruised over Milford Sound and ascended several thousand feet to the top of the Milford Sound Glacier.
Once there, we landed safely and were able to disembark the helicopter.
Want to experience it? Check out the video — you can see the beauty we experienced:
Our next blog will take us to Port Douglas and Cairns Australia to snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
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I’ll leave you with a picture of Joey being a goof ball. He made us laugh the entire trip with his jokes and goofy behavior!