Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra was given a bird’s eye view of Queenstown twice yesterday — from the tranquil to extreme.
The Indian actor spent the morning floating over the resort in a hot air balloon with Sunrise Balloons.
In the afternoon, the tourism ambassador plunged towards the earth from 15,000ft in a skydive with NZONE.
Sidharth says: “What an amazing rush!
“It has been on my bucket list for a while now.
“Flying through the sky like that was everything I thought it would be and more.
“The feeling of free falling in Queenstown is surreal but I felt completely at ease knowing that my jumpmaster was in control.
Sidharth says he will recommend the activity to his friends and fans and moments after the jump he shared his joy with his 2.4 million followers on Twitter.
He tweeted: “Just crossed one thing off my bucket list: skydiving in New Zealand! #NZMustDo #SidNZ @NzoneSkydive EPIC! INSANE ! UNBELIEVABLE”.
Hosted by Tourism New Zealand, Sidharth is filming videos highlighting the country’s best features — from the scenery to adventure sports. He will also deliver messages about safe driving.
The heart-throb actor finished the day in Queenstown relaxing in Onsen Hot Pools.
He’ll leave Queenstown this afternoon shooting some video, heading to Northland before leaving New Zealand on Monday.