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23 Mar 2009 aussie liz said

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When I get to Queenstown, I wont be doing the Jet boating, white water rapids or bungy jumping as i had a retinal tear last year and needed eye surgery. My eye doctor has told me that I am not to do these things ever coz i could risk tearing my retina again and i wouldnt want to be stuck in a NZ hospital getting my eye operated on lol

Not that i would ever bungy jump anyway....looks way to scary etc.

So what else can i do in q'town etc that doesnt revolve around extreme activities...yet thats why q'town is there, for extreme sports.

Liz
  • 23 Mar 2009 ptooma said

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    I had my retinal tear also lasered back into place (soccerball to the eye will do that to you), but still did everythign. I am not a doctor however.

    There’ll be a video preview of the optionals which are offered.

    But if you are concerned, prob stay clear from:

    Queenstown
    Nzone Skydiving
    9,000 ft. NZ$245 / 12,000 ft. NZ$295 / 15,000 ft NZ$395

    Tandem skydive with a qualified jumpmaster from 9,000 ft. (2,743m) over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountain Range. Chance to upgrade to 12,000 ft. (3,657m) or 15,000 ft. (4,572m)

    NB: Video and/or photos additional cost of NZ$245.

    www.nzone.biz

    Shotover Rafting
    NZ$159

    Rafting on the Shotover River. 2 hrs

    www.rafting.co.nz

    Twin Challenge
    NZ$259

    40 minute jet boat ride on the Shotover River, an icon adventure product in NZ with 360’s and fast corners etc., plus white water rafting (grade 3) on the Shotover River. 3 hours

    www.rafting.co.nz



    Triple Challenge
    NZ$299

    40 minute jet boat ride on the Shotover River, an icon adventure product in NZ with 360’s and fast corners etc., plus white water rafting (grade 3) on the Shotover River plus 6 minute helicopter flight.

    www.rafting.co.nz

    Thrillogy
    NZ$359

    All 3
    AJ
    Hackett jumps – Kawarau Bridge, The Ledge & Nevis incl. T shirt.

    www.AJHackett.com



    Kawarau Rafting
    NZ$159

    Rafting on the Kawarau River (grade 3). 2 hrs

    www.rafting.co.nz

    Canyon Swing
    NZ$165

    Freefall from platform, 109m (360ft) above the Shotover River, then break into a cable controlled swing.

    www.canyonswing.co.nz

    AJ Hackett Skyswing – The Ledge
    NZ$99

    Swing from the Ledge at the Skyline restaurant, Bobs Peak. 47m (158ft) jump but 400m (1320ft) above town.

    www.AJHackett.com

    Aj Hackett Bungy – The Ledge
    NZ$139

    Bungy jump from the Ledge at the Skyline restaurant, Bobs Peak. 47m (158ft) jump but 400m (1320ft) above town. Incl. T shirt.

    www.AJHackett.com

    Aj Hackett Bungy – Nevis
    NZ$209

    134m (440ft) bungy from a platform suspended across a river at Nevis Bluff. Incl. T shirt.

    www.AJHackett.com

    Aj Hackett Bungy – Kawarau Bridge
    NZ$155

    The original bungy jump in Queenstown and often referred to as ‘the home of bungy’. 43m (142ft) jump incl. T shirt.

    www.AJHackett.com


    Heliraft
    NZ$209

    Rafting on the Kawarau River (grade 3) and heli flight.

    www.rafting.co.nz


    ‘Mad Dog’ River Boarding
    NZ$129

    Swimming with wetsuit, helmet, flippers and ‘boogie board’ down the Kawarau River. Allow 3 hrs.

    Fly By Wire
    NZ$145 (5min), NZ$95 (3min)

    Feel adrenalin flood your body as you release the tow, diving towards the valley floor at exhilarating speeds, before you rocket up the other side. Feed the control freak inside, where you’re firmly in the pilot’s seat.

  • 25 Mar 2009 aussie liz said

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    lol i think i wouldnt be doing ANY of that stuff ever anyway lol. Unless the rapid was very slow….

    Um where is it that spectators can go and see people bungy? Coz that would be interesting.

  • 25 Mar 2009 ptooma said

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    The first jump where every one watches is the Kawarau Bridge jump.

    - Vic

  • 8 Apr 2009 andi said

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    yeah a lot of the queenstown activities are pretty active orientated, its like a grown ups playground. There is tourist shops and burger joints and stuff like that in the heart of the city.

    I think there was a casino there, i didn’t notice to much cuz i was one of the people doing all the crazy stuff (FYI do NOT do the mad dog)

    I saw a shop that rented out bikes so you could see the city. There was also horse back riding that you could do, im not sure were it went but the area is so beautiful that any of it would be great. There is alot of culture in that area im sure there is a tour for that as well.

    hope that helps

  • 4 Aug 2009 Explorercmk said

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    is the mad dog crap?

  • 2 Sep 2009 andi said

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    yes it is

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