Still and Aussie at heart but I can truly say ‘The decision to migrate to New Zealand about a year ago has never made me so happy!’ For those who knew me and as my parents would attest that I could never sit still for a very long period of time. Whether it was a toddler climbing on kitchen cupboards, playing community sports in school or working in a job, I could never just settle.
I’m not saying this to brag but more so that when people ask me why I decided to move here, it was simple – I just wanted a change and New Zealand felt like the right place at the right time, it is after all known as the ‘Adventure Capital of The World’. It was close enough that I could fly home and visit family and friends whenever I wanted being a 4 hour flight away and there were many places worth exploring in New Zealand for an adrenaline junkie like myself.
Since being here I have met some of the nicest people and made many friends, done things I never thought possible and generally just enjoying a more relaxed way of life. There are so many great spots to skydive, surf, snowboard/ski, bungy jump, canyon swing – the list goes on. The choice to settle in Queenstown was an easy one and I was surprised to find Queenstown movers on short notice, Queenstown is a great little town that is as beautiful in summer as it is in winter.
The activities here are absolutely world class and it is like a playground for people of all ages. If you ever visit Queenstown, the 15,000ft tandem skydive is one not to be missed, enjoy a 20-minute scenic flight with incredible views before reaching altitude, your body, mind and soul will experience sensations like never before, followed by 60 seconds of freefall in pure bliss before the chute is deployed to hover above the landscape giving you time to soak in what just happened. Operated by NZONE Skydive, the company has been operating for 30 years with over 350,000 jumps! They have fully qualified instructors and top safety records so you can rest assure you are in good hands.
One of my favourite things about New Zealand is that it’s relatively small so you can road trip around and take in all the different scenery. There are so many places to jump out of a perfectly working plane here including Auckland, Abel Tasman, Lake Wanaka Fox Glacier, Tauranga, Bay of Islands, Rotorua, Franz Josef and Taupo, and I intend to do them all!
To those thinking about making the move – Do It! You won’t regret it!