Our 2nd day in Queenstown started with breakfast at a local cafe, and " the couch" was the only seating available when we arrived. This turned out to be a comfy couch next to a fireplace.
Next up, was our shuttled mountain bike ride. Diane and I rented bikes and Chip brought his bike with him, in his awesome bike box. There were 5 of us on this ride and our driver took us to the top of the "Rude rock" trail.
The mountain bike trails were amazing! A smooth and flowy trail to start, then a longer trail with some fun features and 2 creek crossings. The final trail was "fast and rowdy with rock drops" according to Chip. We had a "bonus" adventure during the shuttle back to the bike shop... Being driven back on very narrow and winding dirt roads...on the side of a cliff.
Sadly, one of our 5 riders fell at the beginning of the very first trail and gingerly walked his way down the trail and had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance.
After a very fun afternoon of mountain biking, we met up with one of Chip's teammates for dinner, who lives in Queenstown.
Day 3... We are headed north today towards the city of Christchurch... And along the way, we stopped to watch some bungy jumpers!
The next amazing site was Lake Pukaki... And what do you do when you see a lake like this? You jump in!!
After several hours of driving on curvy and winding roads, seeing huge herds of sheep everywhere, and lots of rural landscape...we arrived in Christchurch this evening.