Queenstown

A buzzing, year-round resort town in South Island, New Zealand.

Located on Lake Wakitipu and renowned internationally as a place to seek adventure and adrenaline, Queenstown has been on the hit list for many tourists and travellers for a few decades now. It has become known as the tourist capital of New Zealand, and rightly so!

In winter, Queenstown is a major destination for snow sports, with skiers and snowboarders coming from all around the world. Coronet Peak is a short 20min drive from the centre of Queenstown, while The Remarkables is about 50mins. Cardrona and Snow Park are a little further, both approximately a 1hr drive.

In summer Queenstown has all manner of activities, particularly the adrenaline variety . The area has more recently become an international destination for mountain bikers with the Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Mountain Bike Club working together to open up a bunch of lift-accessed downhill trails. But the home of adventure tourism doesn’t stop at skiing / snowboarding and mountain biking; here you will find bungy jumping, sky diving, jet boating, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skateboarding, hiking / tramping, para gliding, rock climbing and fly fishing.

It’s not just adventure seekers that come here however. Romantic getaways, week-long family holidays and stag / hen weekends; Queenstown provides a vibrant nightlife scene and extensive shopping opportunities, as well as many a relaxing activity like spas and hot pools. In addition, there is a 100 year old coal fired steamship -the TSS Earnslaw- providing tourist trips on Lake Wakitipu.

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