Queenstown is dubbed ‘The adventure Capital of New Zealand’ Gorgeously positioned beside the deep blue Lake Wakatipu and hemmed in by craggy mountains, Queenstown offers intense alpine scenery, exceptional skiing, snowboarding and a long list of activities and things to see and do along with a vibrant nightlife.
As the home of commercial bungy jumping, there are several different places where you can have a go, whether from a bridge ledge or high wire prepare to experience a sensation well beyond words. For the adrenalin junkies, there is much more still to entertain you. The region’s incredible visual appeal makes skydiving here a spectacular experience, there’s the buzz of rafting and canyoning, hop on board a jet boat and zip down a river or lake at full speed, take to the skies in a helicopter, plane or even a hot air balloon, try your hand at paragliding or hand gliding or the thrill of riverboarding and rafting and if that’s not enough try sailing, diving, horse trekking, quad or motorbike riding or a 4WD safari.
The mountains that provide visitors with their snowboarding and skiing fix during winter offer endless opportunities for hiking and mountain biking in the warmer months, with such jaw dropping beauty in every direction, it is a prime place to explore in detail. From short strolls to challenging tracks. Queenstown has it all.
Take a cruise on the lake on the steam ship TSS Earnslaw known as ‘The Lady of the Lake’, and the last remaining coal fired passenger vessel operating in the southern hemisphere. Cruises can be combined with stops at Walter Peak High Country Farm, a working sheep station where you can watch shearing demonstrations and dogs at work. Enjoy lunch, morning and afternoon teas whilst you admire the extensive gardens.
Enjoy a game of golf on the championship course at ‘Jacks Point’, ‘Millbrook’ or ‘Kelvin Heights’, take in the wineries of the region as you travel along the Gibbston Valley, check out the art galleries, soak in some hot pools whilst soaking up the views or enjoy a day spa or massage.
Queenstown is the resort that never sleeps, the streets are alive during the evenings with more than 100 places to dine, with live music and street entertainment, and plenty of places to have a drink.