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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Arcelormittal Orbit: 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.

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Do Adrenaline Junkies Ever Get Scared?

Do adrenaline junkies ever get scared?  In short, yes.  I consider myself an adrenaline junkie to a certain extent.  I’ve always been obsessed with theme parks and rides, I done my first skydive when I was 17, my Dad even had to come along with me because I was too young to sign my own waiver form!  I’m by no means a professional, I’m hardly going to start base jumping but I enjoy trotting round the globe, hunting for activities that are within reach to anyone with a give it a go attitude.  To most of my friends and family, I look fearless, my photos often make them feel sick, but there is one activity that I’m still wary of and have even chickened out of on a couple of occasions.

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