More blogging from our UK Rugby correspondents!
After watching a slightly turgid England performance against Argentina at the new Otago Stadium, we drove from Dunedin to Queenstown to have some midweek adrenaline-fuelled fun, in the way that only this town can provide.
We’re based in the Top 10 Creeksyde Campervan park on the outskirts of Queenstown and the van is nicely parked alongside a plethora of like-minded tourists. Amongst the usual travelling fans from countries like England, Ireland, Australia and South Africa, there is a reassuring number of Argentineans. It’s great to see the national interest in rugby growing and hopefully the team can deliver some more good performances and qualification from the group stages for the fans.
As for Queenstown, ticked off the must-do list so far are Shotover Jet Boating, golf at the stunning Jacks Point golf course, and the inevitable bungy jump – the Nevis highwire at 134m is certainly one that gets the heart beating!
The impossibly stunning backdrop of the Remarkables and the lake in Queenstown makes it an excellent place to sample the outdoor lifestyle, before taking in a few beers and watching the World Cup games in the evenings.
From Queenstown, we will be heading back to Dunedin for the weekend’s matches, with a brief stopover in Ranfurly for a curling and barbie evening. Curling will be at the other end of the adrenaline spectrum, but we are very much looking forward to giving it a crack and mixing with the locals.
We’ll keep updating you with our Campervan tour as we go along, and bring you all the action of what is shaping up to be the trip of a lifetime.