After we got off the ferry in Picton it’s been a pretty busy week here in New Zealand. Quite a lot of driving down the beautiful west coast of the South Island, and we made a few stops here and there on our way down to Queenstown.
Queenstown might just be the extreme sport capital of the world. You’ll find just about any adrenalin-rushing activities you can think of here, and probably a few you haven’t even heard of. We decided to try out a couple we haven’t explored yet: Paragliding and Canyoning!
First out was paragliding. I had some butterflies before leaping off the cliff, but after that it was pure joy. It felt like flying, and I even spotted a hawk cruising along underneath us. My instructor, Omar, was great and got us down in one piece 🙂
Next up was canyoning. This sport is basically about going down a river-canyon. There are several ways to get down: Walking, sliding, jumping, swimming, abseiling, and even zip-lining. We tried them all 🙂 It was an absolutely fantastic experience, quite a thrill and a bit physical too. The water was definitely not warm, so good thing we were active. I brought my GoPro with me, and I didn’t smash it against the rocks, so you can check out some photos and videos here 🙂
And here’s the video 🙂