This quaint little adventure capital of New Zealand is located near the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is planet's one of the best destinations for adventure sports. People from across the globe come here for a galore of summer as well as winter sports. Bungee jumping, swinging, and zip-lining along with jet boating are synonymous with Queenstown.
Ride through the narrow and winding road through the canyon to capture the breathtaking vertical drops on one side and high cliffs on the other. You can cross the high suspension bridge known as Skippers Bridge over the Shotover River. This place lies 20 kilometers north of Queenstown.
Many of the rental car companies don't allow their vehicles on this narrow and winding road. However, there are many local tour operators to take you up to the canyon. Else you can always opt for mountain biking.
Jet boating on the Shotover River is considered as one of the adventurous activities in Queenstown.
A ride in Skyline Gondola to experience the downhill thrill and enjoy the panoramic views of Queenstown would be a memorable one. There are a host of family-friendly activities on offer. The ride offers amazing vista over the peaks of The Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and Bob's Peak.
If you're visiting Queenstown in winter and love to ski, then Coronet is your destination. This place offers world class facilities for skiers. The ski season is from June to September.
You need to have all your bookings done before the onset of the winter season. During this period there are regular bus services between the ski resort and Queenstown.
Lake Wanaka is located 67 kilometers northeast of Queenstown. It's known for its natural beauty and is in proximity to Mt. Aspiring National Park.
This quaint town is home to many artists, who display their work in local galleries. People come here to take a stroll or simply enjoy the food in the local cafes and restaurants.
Mt. Aspiring National Park
Mt. Aspiring National Park is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Area. Alpine meadows, braided rivers, and glaciers beckon tourists from around the world.
Fishing, horse trekking, boat cruises, scenic flights, stargazing, and glacier landings are some of the activities that you can enjoy while in Wanaka.
To enjoy the countryside of Queenstown, there is a 110-kilometer walking and cycling trail. The path is well maintained. You can hike or cycle across the suspension bridges, shores of the lakes Wakatipu and Hayes and visit the Gibbston Valley. The beauty of this place is that there are accommodations available along the way.