14.08.2014 - 16.08.2014
We headed off from Queenstown to Wanaka, our second to last stop on the tour! For dinner tonight we went to an infamous Mexican restaurant. Lauren decided she wanted to try the extra hot chilli sauce which came in three little bottles, each one spicier than the last. The hottest one really was extra hot, she definitely didn't need a whole teaspoonful in one fajita! Alex's reaction was even better though, the tears running down his cheeks prompted the waiter to bring him a glass of milk, which he finished in about 20 seconds, along with all of the jugs of water from the table! The next morning we were booked in yet again to skydive. Things were finally looking up when we opened up the curtains to a perfect blue sky, and when the skydive company arrived to pick us up they assured us that we would definitely be skydiving today. Without a doubt the skydive was the most amazing thing we've done in New Zealand! The 60 second freefall was incredible and we had the most amazing view of the Southern Alps and could even see Mount Cook. We all got victory t-shirts which we wore proudly for the rest of the day as we started the loooonnnnnngggg drive to Franz Josef glacier. The weather was brilliant so we stopped at lots of scenic points on the way across to the west coast. Si said that the bar in Franz Josef would look after us and he didn't lie. They picked us up in a hummer limo and drove us around the town (even better considering that the bar is 2mins walk from the hostel!). Then we all got a free shot and 2 for 1 drinks all night, as well as a free pool, table and an Xbox kinect to entertain us all night. The next morning we were signed up for a quad biking trip with an epic view of the glacier. The quad bikes were huge we got to go over a lot of different terrain, including through rivers and rainforest. Lauren prayed hard that the old guide might have a heart attack so we could go a bit faster! Not quite as adrenaline filled as the last few days but a good scenic drive. The weather is still amazing so we're sat outside in the sun with a beer, looking forward to our last night with the group.