More Canyoning

December 26, 2007 — Jason del Sur

Merry Christmas to everyone! I need a break from the Guitar Hero we’ve been playing all day, and we’re waiting on my dad’s prime rib to finish cooking, so I figured this would be a good time to wrap up my NZ posts.

As I said last time, I enjoyed the previous day’s canyoning, that I couldn’t help but sign up for another day. This day’s venue was Routeburn Canyon, about 45 minutes outside of Queenstown, and the trip would last the whole day.

The company was nowhere near as good as I had bid everyone adieu to continue on their separate adventures. But I have to say, the canyon itself was superior to the one near Queenstown. This was the original location and the other one seemed a little more contrived. It makes good business sense for them since it allows them to offer trips at a lower price and a shorter time commitment.

After the initial hike in, the jumps, slides, and abseils were one right after another. There were a few moments for relaxing and enjoying the pristine river and forest. The water was so clean I was even able to drink it to stay hydrated. That was some cool, tasty water (and no I didn’t get sick from it).

And the only way to exit the canyon: floating:

And now my Adventure Down Under comes to a close. The only thing left was a long flight home and being greeted by 8 inches of snow.

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