Queenstown here we come!

This morning we woke up to another grey day, but there is no stopping us!
I definitely think these campsite showers have something against me as four days running now I have had nothing but cold showers while Elliot has managed to bag a hot one every time…at least mine wake me up properly (looking for the positive)!
We started this morning acting like two year olds running around the biggest 3D maze in the world desperately trying to beat each other to get to the four corners the fastest…never competitive against each other…! And not that it really matters who won, and I don’t want to rub it in, but I DID and by two whole corners, yeah!! I also managed to beat him at quite a few other puzzle games during our time there…possibly the only things I have ever managed to beat him at (apart from table football…once) and I was weirdly proud too!
After running around for about half an hour, we then went to all the illusion rooms which initially were really cool; they had rooms on a slant, some with amazing optical illusions and one which made one of us a giant and the other a hobbit size which was wicked! However after about five minutes of being in these rooms we both felt really sick, and I mean really sick…to the point of needing to sit down and not being able to walk without holding onto something, and even then it was a challenge! Pathetic really as I loved jumping out of a plane, yet standing on a slanted room completely throws me off balance for a whole day!
Opposite the ‘Puzzling World’ was Mount Iron which is huge and has a really spectacular view from the top, so we decided to climb it. It took us just over half an hour to get up it and wow what a view we got! Even with a misty day we could still see Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea in all their glory (annoyingly the photos don’t do justice due to the weather)
Then it was time to start the journey to Queenstown, and we were seriously excited about getting there! We stopped off along the way at an amazing view point at the top of the Crown Range road and then at a little town called Arrowtown which is a gold rush village. It was extremely pretty and very small and is officially a favourite of mine due to the most incredible sweet and chocolate shop that was there!
Last stop and most exciting of the day was Queenstown, we found our campsite nice and early, I cooked us an early dinner and then we settled down for the night so that we could watch The Lord of the Rings…The Two Towers. I haven’t seen them all before and since we are practically in Middle Earth it would be rude not to make my way through the Trilogy!
We both can’t believe we are already at the bottom of the South Island, it is all just going way too fast! I can’t wait to explore Queenstown and do many of their activities over the next four days!
Hope you are all having a great week!

Bye for now

XXX

The view of the 3D puzzle from the top of Mount Iron
The view of the 3D puzzle from the top of Mount Iron
Lake Hawea
Lake Hawea
Lake Wanaka
Lake Wanaka
The view from the top of the Crown Range road
The view from the top of the Crown Range road
Joey enjoying the view
Joey enjoying the view

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Pretty cool how the mountains had a leopard print
Pretty cool how the mountains had a leopard print
Yum Yum!
Yum Yum!

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