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Whitewater rafting

Today we went white water rafting on the Shotover river. It was an hours drive over Coronet Peak which is 1,187 metres tall, Queenstown where we left from is 310 metres above sea level.

We went into the river where they filmed part of Lord of the rings.

On the river there was rapids that were very bumpy, at the end of the rafting we got to do a rock jump into the water, I was nervous on the rock, but once I’d jumped in all I could think about was how cold it was!

Jet Fishing

We went jet boat fishing today, where you go fishing on a jet boat! I thought it would be hard to go fishing but actually it’s very easy to cast and reel it in.
I caught two fish, 1 of which bit on the hook too far and it caught it’s gils so he would have drowned if we put him back in, we took him home for tea!
All of the seven fish we caught (I caught 2, Dad caught 4 and Mum caught 1) were Rainbow Trout.

The river was long and wide and there was rapids that made the ride very bumpy. The boat was very fast and I got to steer it for a bit!!

On some of the river they filmed Lord of the Rings!