DAY 16, KIWI EXPEREINCE
FERGBURGER OR DEVIL BURGER
There is a world famous burger bar in Queenstown called Fergburger, it’s won a load of awards and it has been recommended to me from as far away as Thailand, its iconic. The menu is incredible and it has every topping imaginable so the options are endless.
THE OPTIONS WERE ENDLESS
Nancy boy (the bus driver) pointed it out when we arrived into Queenstown and there is regularly a queue that goes out the door. I would like to say there is really no other burger quite like it but someone made the insane suggestion that a little place called Devil Burger is better! After after asking him if he’s on drugs it turns out he was right! Between the two rests I had 5 burgers just to be sure!
WHERE IS QUEENSTOWN?
Most famous burger in the world
GONDOLA AND POPPING CISTS
Went up to the gondola today and went on the luge with Erin, a mad girl from England. The luge is basically a homemade go-kart on a downhill track. Was a good laugh and a cheaper option than another bungy jump I suppose. Later on Rianna, Swiss girl got a bite or a cist (the docs didn’t even know what it was) a week or so ago and it’s been getting worse so she needed her hand held while he squeezed the life out of it. Apparently it had improved but no joke after the doctor had done his bit it was literally a hole in her hip, nearly an inch wide.
DID YOU KNOW….?
- Fergburger started back in the early 2000’s
- It was started in a tiny 3×3 outlet with only 2 warehouse BBQs and a deep fat fryer
- The origin of the name remains a secret
Sitting in the hostel some fella sits down and starts talking away to me, it’s only the Canadian lad from my hostel room in Auckland, he’s been down here for 2 weeks working, small world but glad he’s not in my room as his feet stank.
Out again for the usual catch up with today’s bus load, Laura and millie, the 2 Danish girls I was with for a bit arrive and I think a few people are leaving tomorrow so there’ll be a few different excuses for a drink. Got drunk
DID YOU KNOW….?
- Queenstown is a year round activity hub and is known by many as the adventure capital of the world
- It is one of the most popular skiing destinations in the southern hemisphere
- There are also over 80 wineries in Otago
- It is home to New Zealand’s first Frisbee golf course
Been trying to get myself onto another swing called the canyon swing, everyone thinks I’ve some sort of problem doing all the activities here but apparently the guys there really mess with you so I was interested in giving myself more mental stress along with another hangover. Unfortunately they had no room so I signed up to do the canyon jet boat ride with some of the Irish guys.
Got to the place, dressed up and about to jump into the boat when they cancelled. Apparently the rain can make it too painful and with the boat going 80km, nobody wants a black eye. My last night tonight and can’t say no to another few drinks on a pub crawl ending at the ice bar. Got drunk and had a Fergburger as I was leaving tomorrow. Queenstown is insane!
Turns out Queenstown is as good as everyone said it was and I can see why so many people end up staying there!
Back on the bus and heading up to Lake Tekapo where the first seed is planted on my quest to visit every country, Click to read.
SAFE TRAVELS, DS x
This post is part of The New Zealand and Fiji Series, click to explore.
- Have you ever tried a Ferg or Devils burger?
- Which did you prefer?
Let me know in the comments below . . .