At noon we boarded a small boat to take a cruise of Lake Wakatipu, the lake that Queenstown sits next to. The lake was beautiful, and we were provided with a delicious burger and complimentary glass of beer or wine for lunch.
After our cruise we went back to the hostel to nap since we were all pretty tired from waking up so early. Later we met up for dinner, which for me was scallops in a ginger/soy sauce. Oh man, were they amazing. The scallops came with the roe, which the server warned me about once he realised we were from the US. He explained that the scallops might not be what I'm expecting since the US is one of the only countries that doesn't serve scallops with the roe, but I'm glad I tried them because they were really delicious. After dinner we went for ice cream and then headed back to the hotel to crash.
The following day the group split up to enjoy our own activities. A group of us started out our day with a gondola ride to the top of one of the smaller mountains near Queenstown for a zip-line tour!
Afterward we all headed our separate ways for lunch to wait for our friends to finish their adventures. Later the whole group met up again for dinner at the famous “Fergburger” where the burgers were as big as my face. I had my first non-alcoholic ginger beer that night as well, and it was so delicious and refreshing. The US equivalent “ginger ale” doesn’t even remotely compare to how good the ginger beer was.