The last three days of a trip of a life time were just wonderful. I miss New Zealand so much! If you have missed the rest of this series, here is part 1, 2, and 3! Day 7 commenced with a drive over to the historic Arrowtown where wee shopped and looked around for an hour before the real fun began: mountain biking!!
We took the stunning Queenstown bike trail out to the AJ Hackett’s bungee and I will just let all the pictures show you how very beautiful it was! It was definitely not an easy ride but a good way to get our legs going in the morning! It had everything from swinging bridges to canyons to mountains and rivers!
Upon arrival at the bungee jump we watched crazy people jump and got free sausages and cake since they were celebrating an anniversary!
Once finishing our yummy and free lunch we ventured onwards towards our next destination, the fruit district of the South Island! We sampled and tasted and savored the most delicious fruit, from dried strawberries to golden kiwis, everything was delicious! But that was not all this day would hold for us, oh no! We arrived at this adorable little ski lodge midday where we still had plenty of light to go out and explore (for me this means run.) We had lovely snow flurries coming down as we explored this beautiful area. My favorite part of the lodge we stayed in was a tie between the beautiful lounges with the MOST AMAZING views or the fact that the USA Olympic Ski team stays here in the US’s summer and New Zealand’s winter!!! How cool!!! Completed with heated floorboards, a fire, and lots of wine, this place kept us quite warm!
After a yummy lasagna dinner and a beautiful sunset once the clouds parted a bit, we partied into the night. Quite a wonderful last night on my Topdeck tour!
Arriving at our hike by Mt. Cook we had a short but steep 20 minute walk to one of the most beautiful places on the face of the planet: the Tasman Glacier lake View!!
And one the part of the group who made it to the top did, we finally took a group shot!!
The day ended with the drive back to Christchurch through the amazing Southern Alps and with a special stop at a sheep farm to feed the lambs and see sheep getting sheared not to mention wonderful homeade scones, sausage rolls, and tea!
My last day in New Zealand was so relaxing, I actually don’t have any pictures to prove it! Two wonderful roommates and I explored Christchurch to its fullest and did a lot of window shopping. It was such a nice end to the most beautiful vacation I have ever been on!! I 100 million percent think that every single one of you lovely readers should go to New Zealand!!!!