The day had started bleakly, the clouds were low and the rain was beating down as we started our journey. After about 30 minutes on the road the clouds slowly began to lift and the rain eased off a little. This resulted in the most amazing rainbow, it was so close we could almost touch it. This is the first time we have ever seen a rainbow in its absolute entirety.
Queenstown is billed as an adventure junkies playground and proudly boasts over 220 adventure tourism activities. Our challenge was to find the activities that were family friendly and fun for all to enjoy, so alas, Bungy jumping was off the list. Oh shame!
Our first trip out was the Thunder Jet. This is a jet boat that travels up to speeds of 85km/h across the lake, sometimes in just inches of water, whilst intermittently performing 360 degree spins. Great fun and a very good trip, it lasted one hour and our driver Neville took us 45 km up one of the adjoining rivers, pointing out wildlife and points of interest along the way.