We left Lake Tekapo early morning to make our way to Queenstown! And during the 3-hours road journey, everyone tried to catch some winks before the next challenge but their rest was thoroughly interrupted because there is so much to see along the highway!
On the way to Queenstown, we passed by Cromwell and took the opportunity to take a picture with the giant fruits sculptures which represents the little historic precinct where fruit orchards and vineyards surrounds Cromwell’s landscape.
Upon arriving in Queenstown, the teams were sent for their first challenge – Fergberger hunting! Both teams need to travels together to hunt for the famous Fergburger then order specific burger which the burger must have ingredients that is uniquely New Zealand and run to the assigned finish line located in Steamer Warf.
Team Kairiri found the Fergberger immediately while Team Kaitaki gotten lost around the neighborhood blocks then the winning team for this challenge is Team Kairiri! The rewards for both teams are to enjoy the delicious Fergburger with the beautiful view of Lake Wakatipu (the deepest lake in New Zealand).
For the next challenge, we head over to Skyline Queenstown. By now, the teams were having random guesses about their next challenge – paragliding? But what was in-stored for them is more fun and challenging than paragliding!
It is the Luge challenge! Both of the teams have to hurtle round a winding downhill track high above town. Now that may sound just pure fun, except each member of both teams need to hold a cup of water and one hard-boiled egg on their helmet as they ‘luge’ their way down the hill in speed! It was an exhilarating fun for both Team Kaitaki & Team Kairiri as they tried hard to protect the items on their head but at the same time, try to speed down the hill!
The end results, both teams got themselves quite wet from the challenge.
Right after the Luge challenge, both teams were given a short break before the surprise challenge – Kiwi Haka performance challenge. The teams were told to watch the performance carefully and there might be a Q&A session after the performance but what they didn’t know was that, during the Kiwi Haka performance, they will be asked to go on stage to performed a Haka dance and the best performer will be selected by the Maori warrior!
And Thenly from Team Kairiri was selected as the winner with his facial expression that are alike with the true Maorian performers!