Saturday, February 2, 2013

Skyline Gondola, Show, Luge, and Buffet

After our afternoon Shotover Jet boat ride, we spent Thursday evening atop the Skyline gondola in Queenstown. After the gondola ride, we started out by seeing the Kiwi Haka show, which was an entertaining (though a bit cheesy) performance that showcased Maori singing and dancing. It was full of audience participation; here I am learning how to work the poi balls. Below is a video of Zack learning to do the Haka, which is the traditional Maori war dance done by the All Blacks rugby team before each game. It was here that Zack also perfected the Maori face that graced so many of our future pictures on this trip.

After the show, we enjoyed the views of Queenstown and rode the luge at the top two times, which was surprisingly fun and fast.

See the rainbows?

After our luge rides, we enjoyed the amazing buffet. There were so many choices, including tons of fresh seafood and yummy desserts. We considered this to be our traditional Christmas dinner, and we pigged out as the sun went down.

Going to the top of the gondola is a must-do in Queenstown. The show, luge rides, and buffet dinner added to the fun of the evening, and it was a New Zealand night to remember.

My husband is just lovely, eh?

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