Queenstown New Zealand

BY: Campbell Bevan

Queenstown is simply amazing! … Your life is not complete until you visit this outstanding town located in the Southern Lakes District of Otago Province, in the South island of New Zealand.

Queenstown is a favourite holiday destination for both international and domestic visitors to New Zealand. It attracts tourists all year around as it has something to offer everyone no matter what the weather is doing. The region offers stunning natural beauty that changes with the seasons; the lake gleams and sparkles in the summer sun, whilst the snow-clad mountains tower above the township in winter. Nestled on the shores of the mysterious Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Remarkables Mountain range, Queenstown is a cosmopolitan haven.

Queenstown is well known as New Zealand’s “Adventure Capital” It offers limitless choices for adrenalin junkies who love thrills and want to experience the extremes. There is excitement for everyone: on water, in air, or on land. Travellers can enjoy bungee jumping from the world’s first commercial bungee site, get your heart racing in an amazing jet boat ride on the Shotover River, tandem hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving, and of course water and snow skiing. In addition, the region also offers unlimited options to travellers who choose to relax in its breathtaking alpine scenery.

For the more “chilled out” the local bush walks and hiking trails are a must. Or, simply relax in one of the many restaurants, bars, or cafe, that offer the finest cuisines from all over the world. Popular relaxation activities include lunch on the majestic steamboat, wine trails, art trails, golfing, museums visits, shopping, and of course just kicking back and reading a book.

Queenstown offers a wide range of superb accommodation including; luxury lodges, charming B&B’s, private holiday homes for rent, and of course fine hotels and motels…. Whatever your choice is, make sure its accommodation to compliment one of the most amazing places to visit on earth!

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