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Day 18: Cromwell to Queenstown

Frankton, New Zealand

My shortest distance on this trip - a nice little cycle over from Cromwell to Queenstown. Very pretty ride through the Kawarau River gorge, where I visit the world's first commercial bungy-jumping site, founded by AJ Hackett, who gained his initial fame by bungy jumping from the Eiffel Tower. I watched the jumpers, but did not partake (chicken!)

The other highlight was "Roaring Meg" the power station on the river - see photos. Of course, Nigel would already know to lookout for roaring Meg!

Queenstown looks very touristy and commercialised, but is on a very pretty spot by Lake Wakatipu. I'm off now to catch the gondola and maybe one of the daring sports tried out by the Smug Adventurers last year - after all, what have I got to luge?

Distance today: 63 Km, cumulative: 2093 Km, remaining: 219 Km

permalink written by  John and Claud on February 3, 2007 from Frankton, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Cape Reinga to Bluff
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you have inspired us. Propelled by your tales of wondrous vistas Debe and I went for a cycle ride. 2 miles aout and Debe has decided her bike is not fit for purpose specifically too heavy and not bleesed with low enough gears. We return home, turn round a by a new bike. Could you stop please.

Actually I note with mounting awe that you have nearly done it. Brilliant. By the ime you get this you will probably have finished. Well done

permalink written by  Andy Gillham on February 4, 2007

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