Monday- To kick off our spring break we decided to go skydiving! It was the most incredible experience of my life. It was a gorgeous day, and we got to see an amazing view of the mountains and lake, with a rainbow off in the distance. Don't worry, as of now this is my last extreme sport planned.
After that adrenaline rush, we had to sit in the car for another 4 hours to get to the west coast. We made one stop in Wanaka, a pretty ski resort town. We're planning on going back there for our next weekend trip to ski/snowboard.
Tuesday- We woke up at sunrise to go hike the Copland Track. Once again we got incredibly lucky with weather and it was clear skies the whole way up. This track is much less steep than the other hike I did, but the paths were more rocky and less clear which made it quite challenging. It took us about 15 minutes to even get to the start of the trail since there was a wide river that was very difficult to cross.
Wednesday- The last ones to get up of about 20 other hikers staying in the hut, we started the tiring trek back. Although we were all sore from the day before, the estimated 7 hour return only took us 5. Right after getting into our car, it started drizzling- did I say lucky? We went straight to a hostel and had some much needed rest. It was a super nice hostel, complete with a movie room that had a huge TV. We watched the first two Lord of the Rings movies since apparently it is a must see because it's filmed here, and people are always in shock that I haven't seen them.
Thursday- We started our last full day of our trip by going to Fox Glacier. It's melting at a rapid rate, so it was both shocking and unimpressive to see.
That night we met up with some friends in Christchurch and decided to live the luxury life by staying in a hotel.
Friday- We were all tired so we made the 4 hour trip straight back to Dunedin.
It's been an amazing week, and I still can't believe how incredibly lucky I am to have all of these opportunities.