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The next morning we had an 8:30am start to do our first activity, Canyoning. A mix of rappelling (They call it abseiling), ziplining, hiking, plunging into natural pools, floating/swimming down narrow passageways and cascading down chutes.

We got outfitted in wetsuits (including boots), a harness, a life vest, and a helmet. We made our way into the canyon first. We wouldn’t recommend hiking in a wetsuit, that’s for sure. After a couple of ziplines across the canyon we made our way down to the bottom by rappelling down a cliff face. What followed was a 2 hour exhilarating ride of everything “canyoning” with the biggest thrill being jumping into a waterfall pool from 6m above. In the end we were a little bruised, very wet, very cold, but with very big smiles on our face.

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In the afternoon we took it a little easier and decided to head up the Gondola. We got some beautiful views of Queenstown at the top.

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We then raced our way down part of the mountain (repeatedly) on their luge track. Even though we did it 5 times we were still up for more.

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Daryl is not happy that Amy is faster….lol

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Back to the hostel and an early night as we had a long day ahead of us tomorrow, Milford Sound.

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Until next time…

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