Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most exciting destinations.
Surrounded by towering mountains, positioned on the edge of a lake, Queenstown is a hub of adventure, thrumming with adrenaline and an omnipresent sense of fun.
With a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list. There’s skiing from winter right through to spring, and activities such as bungy jumping, skydiving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. It is also a renowned cycling destination, providing everything from easy scenic tracks to backcountry trails, road rides to heli-biking and the Southern Hemisphere’s only gondola accessed downhill mountain biking.
If hardcore adventure isn't your thing, there are plenty of mellow options available. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.
Some of The Many Attractions
The Adventure Capital of the World
Queenstown is home to a wide range of exciting adventures.
Experience the world's first and most famous bungy jump-at Kawarau Bridge. Enjoy thrilling jet boat rides through the white-water rapids of the Shotover River.
Go skydiving and take in the epic views of the Southern Alps and surrounding lakes.
Or for those who like to be a bit closer to the ground, explore the rocky gorges and creek crossings by quad bike.
Experience Winter in Queenstown and Wanaka
Ski like a local and enjoy the stunning snow-capped mountains of the Southern Alps.
Five commercial ski resorts make up the Queenstown and Wanaka offerings for snow lovers. Choose from The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm with something for everyone including Olympic-sized super pipes, state of the art chairlifts, cruising groomed runs, big mountain style and spectacular views.
To experience fresh, untouched powder, head to Soho Basin, a private ski area with snowcats instead of chairlifts, or embark on a heli-skiing adventure.
Add two complimentary resort towns filled with apres and downtime options, cosmopolitan Queenstown and laid back Wanaka, and you have a snow holiday you won’t want to leave.
Treat Your Tastebuds
Queenstown’s diversity is perhaps best experienced via your tastebuds! Try one of the famous burgers at Fergburger, grab something sweet at one of the dessert shops such as Patagonia Chocolates or Cookie Time Cookie Bar or try out one of the many fine-dining restaurants.
Explore the wine scene and book a wine tour and explore the renowned Gibbston wine region where you can taste award-winning Pinot Noir and visit New Zealand’s largest wine cave at Gibbston Valley Winery.
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