We did however manage to view one of the popular Queenstown activities namely Bungy jumping.
Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is located a few miles out of Queenstown over the Kawarau River.It was built in 1880 and was a significant link in the gold fields.
Since it's closure in 1963 and the building of the new bridge it has become a commercial Bungy site and was indeed the site of the first commercial jump.
The Bungy drop is 43 metres which is not as high as some. It is a popular spot for a dip in the river.
There was no dipping in the day we visited. There had been a lot of rain and the river was very churned up. A head dipped in would have been pretty dangerous judging by some of the debris floating along. The victims were gently lowered into a boat.
There seemed to be plenty of volunteers. I have to admit to feeling quite sick when I watched the first one.
This was definitely not for us but then we knew that already.
A wander round was enough for us.