4 Queenstown New Zealand Activities You Shouldn’t Miss!

The whole reason I wanted to visit Queenstown, New Zealand was because of the HUGE range of adrenaline activities they offer, it is literally an adrenaline junkie’s dream come true.  I tacked a short stop in Queenstown onto the end of my Australia trip and it literally cost me £1000, half of what 2 and half weeks in Australia cost me (but a certain Queenstown swing that I became obsessed with may have been to blame for that)!  It was worth every penny!  Here are my top 4 MUST DO Queenstown activities!

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3 Adventurous Ocho Rios Excursions in Jamaica!

There are several different things I take into consideration when planning my travels.  A big one is the attractions that are available in the area, I’ll often base myself close to the places I want to visit!  One of these 3 Ocho Rios excursions was the whole reason Jamaica made it on to my bucket list!  These excursions are perfect for those that love a bit of adventure when they travel!

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Arcelormittal Orbit Slide London: Riding the Longest Tube Slide in the World

4 years ago London was home to the 2012 Olympics.  I watched the stadium being built…and then a big twisted red metal structure alongside it.  What on earth was it?  What was the point of something that was so big and odd looking?  But now I think it’s pure genius.  The ArcelorMittal Orbit was the brain child of Anish Kapoor.  He also created ‘Cloud Gate’ (aka the giant reflective Bean) in Millennium Park in Chicago, USA.  Originally the Orbit was just an observation tower, but 2016 saw the introduction of the world’s longest and tallest tube slide, a collaboration with scientist and artist, Carsten Holler.  The Orbit slide was born!

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Formula Offroad Iceland: Extreme 4×4 Hill Climbing Experience!

I hadn’t heard of Icelandic Hill Climbing (also known as Formula Offroad) until my Dad told me that he wanted to go to Iceland.  He’d found an experience to be a passenger in a crazy 820bph (brake horse power) nitrous powered off road buggy that is capable of going up near vertical hills and can even aquaplane across water.  He needed a ‘buddy’ to lower the cost of the trip and I was the only one that could help him tick this mission off his bucket list!  Formula offroad is a popular motor sport in Iceland, they hold competitions that include: hill climbing, offroad tracks and freestyle, it’s a sport that’s even reached the USA now!  Check out my view from inside the cab below!

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Wakeboarding at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock

I thought I’d share my favourite thing I’ve done in Dublin, Ireland! If you’re after something that doesn’t involve alcohol or museums but is something a bit more active and challenging, yes, right in the city centre, I think I’ve found it!  Located at the Dublin Grand Canal Dock (roughly a 25 minute walk from the main centre) is Wakedock, a cable wakeboarding park!  What is wakeboarding?  Think snowboarding, mixed with water skiing and you’re not far off!  I first learnt to wakeboard behind a speed boat, cable parks eliminate the boat.  The tow rope is attached to a cable that runs above the dock and uses a control box to stop, start and control it’s speed.

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The Best Rides at Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark

When it comes to theme parks and ‘extreme sports’, I’m the equivalent of a plane spotter.  Not only do I love a good kick of adrenaline, but I’m a sucker for the stats; height, speed, depth, inversions, g force etc etc but AGE isn’t normally something that comes up very often.   Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark is the 2nd oldest amusement park in the world!

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Are You Brave Enough For These Top Las Vegas Thrill Rides?!

Las Vegas, the casino city in the middle of the Nevada Desert, USA.  Known primarily for its wild parties and gambling, I don’t like either of those so why did I end up in a place I should have hated?  I made one loop of a casino and didn’t understand how any of the machines worked, I just wanted to spend maybe $5 just to say I had done it and ended up giving up.  But I discovered there’s more to Vegas than what it gets its reputation for!  Instead of getting an adrenaline buzz from the casinos, why not check out some of the Las Vegas thrill rides?! They make a great alternative thing to do in Las Vegas if you don’t like partying or gambling!

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