Day 6-it is almost the end of our trip.We have seen the famous and frequently mentioned Milford Sound.Now it is time for us to go back to Queenstown.
The house which we rented in Te Anau.My wife was preparing breakfast.
Posing in front of the main office after checking out.We like this place very much.
After that we went to Manapouri which is a small town 20 minutes drive away from Te Anau. It is the gateway to both Doubtful Sound and Dusky Sound.It is also the starting point for many local walking tracks.This place is very much quieter than Milford Sound.
Scenery on the returning journey to Queentown.Sheep..
Encounter another problem on our way back to Queenstown.The GPS was not functioning.I called the car rental hotline and they suggested I bring the GPS to their Queenstown office for checking.The staff was helpful.She just exchange the GPS without asking much.
The view of a main road in Queenstown.It is busier here compared to any other town which we have passed through.Queenstown is very much alive!!while Christchurch is "dead" .
Visited the famous bungy jumping site in Queenstown..The Kawarau Bridge Bungy - home to the original 43 metre Bungy Jump.
I did not dared to jump...I don't think my heart can take it.However there were many others lining up waiting to jump.Crazy...risking the life,giving tremendous amount of stress to self and on top of these,have to pay NZD 180 per jump.The one who dared to take the challenge and successfully jump will be given a T-shirt and a certificate.Reminds me of full marathon finisher T and certificate.Ha..ha..ha..
***Bungee jumping injuries may be divided into those that occur secondary to equipment mishap or tragic accident, and those that occur regardless of safety measures. In the first instance, injury can happen if the safety harness fails, the cord elasticity is miscalculated, or the cord is not properly connected to the jump platform
Injuries that occur despite safety measures generally relate to the abrupt rise in upper body intravascular pressure during bungee cord recoil. Eyesight damage is the most frequently reported complication.Impaired eyesight secondary to retinal haemorrhage may be transient or take several weeks to resolve. Whiplash injuries may occur as the jumper is jolted on the bungee cord and in at least one case, this has led to quadriplegia secondary to a broken neck. Very serious injury can also occur if the jumper's neck or body gets entangled in the cord.More recently, carotid artery dissection leading to a type of stroke after bungee jumping has also been described.All of these injuries have occurred in fit and healthy people in their twenties and thirties. Bungee jumping has also been shown to increase stress and decrease immune function.***
Later that day we drove to Glenorchy which is famous for its horse rides and the making of the movie :Lord of the Rings.Glenorchy is a small settlement at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand's south Island. It is approximately 45 kilometres by road Queenstown.
Glenorchy is a popular tourist spot, close to many tramping tracks. It lies near the borders of Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. The local scenery received worldwide attention when it was used as one of the settings in the first of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films. The scene where Boromir was slain and leant near a tree, Lothlórien and Orthanc were a few that were shot in Paradise. Vertical Limit and X-Men Origins: Wolverine and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian were also filmed in the area.