Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s
top visitor destinations and if you come to the region you’ll understand why.
town sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic ranges.
lake and mountain landscape make it suited to all kinds of adventure. There’s skiing in
the winter and activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet
boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. 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.
Head out of Queenstown
and the drama of the Central Otago landscape unfolds around you. If you’re a Lord of the
Rings fan you’ll recognise many of the locations of Middle-earth here. Twenty minutes
from Queenstown, Arrowtown’s gold-mining history is alive and vibrant. Visit the Lakes
District Museum or go gold panning. Forty minutes from Queenstown at the northern tip of
Lake Wakatipu is rural Glenorchy and Paradise Valley. From here it’s a short drive into
the Mt Aspiring National Park and the start of some of New Zealand’s great walks.