Queenstown (NZ Day 4)

After the last few days waking up early, we decided to wake up late today at 8:30am).

We head to Queenstown to have an morning stroll in town and to get the famous Fergburger. Mary commented that Queenstown has turned very touristy as compared to 20 years ago. The town feels very much like Gold Coast, Australia.

We alighted Mummy to queue for Fergburger while me and Jaydon drove around town to find a cheap parking, which was impossible. At the end we found a carpark which cost $4 an hour.

By the time we found the carpark, mummy had bought the famous Fergburger.

We went to the nearby park and had our lunch. (Jaydon still prefer a chow mian over a burger)

We felt Fergburger was over rated. In fact, I think In-and-out burger taste nicer then Fergburger.

In the afternoon, I have booked a water rafting adventure for the family, through Family Adventure tour. The only tour company in Queenstown that planned water rafting for kids under 12. As Mummy had done water rafting, she decided not to join us.

The tour started in Queenstown and we took a bus through the Skipper Canyon.

Navigating through the Canyon was an adventure itself with many turns and twist through the narrow road through the Canyon.

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We reached base camp and changed to our multiple layers of fleece, wetsuit, water vest and bootie.

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After which, we made our way to the start of the water rafting. A quick briefing by the instructor and we were on our way down the river.

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Given that it is for kids under the age of 12, it was not exactly exciting for the adults. Nevertheless, it was fun.

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There were a couple of rapids down the rivers, with some stops for photograph and a dip in the river.

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After 45 mins down the river, we were back at base camp. Kids were hungry by then and all cookies were finished in no time.

Have a bit of rest and chill time before making our way back to Queenstown in the evening and we’re back by 6.30pm.

A tiring day, but surprising it is the earliest day we reached back to our hotel!

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