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New Zealand Adventure Tours: Queenstown – The Adventure Capital of the World

Queenstown is found on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by the breathtaking peaks of the Southern Alps. Apparently named because it “was fit for Queen Victoria”. Today Queenstown is recognised as one of New Zealand’s premier adventure destinations and also as one of the friendliest cities in the world. Queenstown has the well earn reputation of being the Adventure Capital of the World. Earth, water and air, there is something to satisfy all adventure seekers.

It was Bungy Jumping that got the whole thing started back in 1988, setting Queenstown up as the adventure-tourism capital of the world. During the eighties A.J. Hackett came up with a exhilarating method of jumping so people could have lots of fun, but feel totally safe. After a number of test jumps, A.J. brought bungy jumping to New Zealand, and now the company operates throughout the world.

In Queenstown, you can choose from The Kawarau Bridge Bungy at 43 meters high, the Ledge Bungy at 47 meters high, The Ledge Swing, in which you can swing 400 meters above Queenstown, and the Nevis Bungy, which is the highest there is. The Nevis Bungy is 134 meters above the Nevis River, and gives you an 8.5 breathtaking ground rush like no other.

The Kawarau River is a good place to start for first time white water rafters. The rapids on the river are exciting and the scenery is like nowhere else in the world. Between rapids you will experience quiet sections of river, with a chance to view the historic Kawarau Bungy Bridge as you drift under it. The trip ends with an unforgettable 400 metre Dog Leg Rapid to conclude your experience on the world’s largest volume commercially rafted river.

The Shotover River provides a more action packed experience for those looking for extra thrills. Experience the rugged beauty and unspoiled grandeur of the incredible scenery as you conquer this untamed river. During your trip, you will tackle six rapids, and raft through the darkness of the 170 metre Oxenbridge Tunnel.

It takes a brave person to step out of an aircraft at 15,000 feet. The fact you are harnessed by space age materials to an experienced qualified Jumpmaster makes little difference. You step out of an aircraft door and for the next 60 seconds you plummet towards the ground at 200 mph. Tandem Skydiving with Nzone Sky Dive is a once in a life time opportunity, and one that shouldn’t be missed.

World famous as one of the best jet boat experiences, Shotover Jet has thrilled millions of thrill seakers since 1970, now it’s your turn! Take a unique ride through narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for the Shotover Jet’s exhilarating full 360° spins. Shotover Jet, ‘The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride’

Eurotrike PlaySafe – Every Child’s Adventure Toy

Eurotrike has been a trusted manufacturer of kids’ toys for many years. They have continued to produce remarkable toys with better design, make and durability. The Eurotrike Playsafe is one of their top sellers, an adventure toy designed to introduce young children to the joys and wonders of being mobile. With the release of the newest version of Playsafe, there’s plenty for both kids and their parents to be happy about.

The Eurotrike Playsafe is a tricycle — one wheel in front and two wheels at the back. The design is meant to ensure stability and balance, something that many young children do not readily achieve with the basic bicycle.

Features you can expect from Eurotrike Playsafe

– Steering lock system to ensure a steady direction.

– Adjustable seat positions to accommodate a growing child or several users of different ages and sizes.

– Built-in system to limit steering so the child does not over-steer to the left or right (oversteering usually causes the child to slip out of balance).

– Safety grips that ensure no-slip hold and hours of comfort

– Single handbrake

– Footrest to provide the child support when the parent is pushing the tricycle

– Bell to alert parents or guardians that the tricycle is being used

– A high back seat to ensure sufficient back support and prevent the child from falling backward

– A 3-point harness to keep the child in place; locks in and out easily and may be adjusted for a snug fit.

– Has wide, quiet tires for better stability when used.

– Has a self-rightening tipper to prevent unnecessary falls.

– A safety flag to increase the visibility of the child during use

– Comes with a pushbar that parents or guardians can use to steer the tricycle

– Playsafe weighs about 7 kgs. — solid enough to provide a sturdy ride for a small child and light enough for parents to transport.

Although the tires are tough enough, Playsafe is best used on concrete or asphalt.

How old should a child be to use Eurotrike Playsafe?
Playsafe is suitable for children as young as 12 months to as old as 4 years. It also has a weight limit of 25 kgs. Parent supervision is highly recommended, particularly when the user is very young.

The Eurotrike Playsafe has different designs and color schemes for boys and girls, so children have better personal choices.

Care for the Eurotrike Playsafe
For care and maintenance, simply wipe the Playsafe clean with a soft, damp cloth. If dirty or greasy, use a soapy solution and wipe off with clean water. Always dry the components thoroughly.