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Two brothers from the United States have documented their whirlwind, action-packed visit to Queenstown in videos on a travel website.
Late last year, brothers Marko and Alex Ayling, of San Diego, visited Wakatipu as part of their ”Biggest, Baddest Bucket List”, run by website My Destination.
The brothers won an all expenses-paid, around the world blogging trip.
They visited 26 destinations across the world in 24 weeks, finishing in New Zealand.
Their video guide to Queenstown and a ”behind the scenes” video blog were uploaded to You Tube last week, detailing their experiences in the resort.
Included were a trip up Skyline, a ride with Southern Discoveries to Mt Nicholas Station, the Shotover Jet, Nevis Bungy, a skydive with NZone, a scenic helicopter ride with Glacier Southern Lakes, sampling wine and a burger and a quick trip to Arrowtown.
described New Zealand as their ”second home” and Queenstown as a ”small, quaint mountain town” which was ”not just the adrenaline capital of the world” but the birthplace of activities including bungy jumping and commercial jet-boat rides. Read more >
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Skilled Queenstown aerial filming helicopter pilot Alfie Speight is arguably the country’s best. Legendary not only in the south, Speight regularly has Hollywood greats in his helicopter but you won’t catch him boasting, as Sue Fea discovers.
Trying to draw legendary Queenstown helicopter pilot Alfie Speight to boast about his 34-year career is like pulling teeth. Even getting him just to talk about it is hard enough.
That’s probably the very reason Southland-born Speight is arguably New Zealand’s most sought-after helicopter pilot for film and movie work, alongside the North Island’s Tony Monk.
He’s a man of few words and much skill – just the kind of guy Hollywood film-makers love – the less said the better in a world where all is under wraps until the end product hits the big screen.