Queenstown as well as being the extreme sports centre, is also quite a nice place. The lake is surrounding by a mountain range called the Remarkables. The best way to get a great view, without going up in a plane, is to go on the gondola (cable car to most of us). We had the best spot for photos. There is also a luge (a kind of no peddling downhill go kart), which was a fun way to get part of the way down.
You also get a great view of one of the bungy jumps, 'The Ledge', from here. This one you can run off, as you are not harnessed by your feet. Mark didn't fancy this one, and decided to do the original bridge bungy.
We crammed a few things in on our last day. In the morning we took a jet boat ride, The Shotover Jet, along the canyon. This is great it can travel really fast in as little as 10cm of water. Its really agile as there are 2 jet engines powering it. It was great, what a rush.
This was just enough to get Marks' blood pumping, and almost straight after we picked up some new friends from Switzerland who came along as a cheering squad to the Kawarau Bridge. Mark looked pretty nervous, but did really well. He shuffled to the edge, once all fastened to the bungy, and with a "Chocs away" he launched off.
It was a mistake to allow the guy licence to surprise with with how wet he was going to get. He ended up with only his feet out of the water. Then with a "boiinnnggggg" out he shot again.
It was over in a flash as an observer, I'm sure it felt like a lifetime to him.
After this we had done enough adrenaline junkie stuff, so we headed of to Te Anau as a base for Milford Sound