One of the world’s great holiday destinations, Queenstown is a nature lover’s paradise no matter what season you visit. From world-class ski fields in the winter to hiking, biking, golf, and even skydiving and jet boat rides in the warmer months, Queenstown is sure to get your pulse racing in the most enjoyable way. It will just as easily dazzle with little more effort than a leisurely walk, where the ultimate panoramic views unfold before your very eyes.
Situated on the alluring shores of Lake Wakatipu and dramatically bordered by the peaks of The Remarkables mountain tops, Queenstown’s stunning natural scenery has catapulted this famous resort town into the pantheon of great Southern Hemisphere escapes. And with such a diverse range of first class attractions and activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder that Queenstown’s restaurant, accommodation and art scenes are just as top notch.
Queenstown is also a prime spot in which to begin your South Island tour. Navigate the winding mountain roads as you make your way to the picturesque coast, where such natural wonders as Milford Sound and Mount Aspiring National Park await. Whether you tackle the many outdoor activities with relish or simply want to enjoy the leisurely pace of an organised tour, Queenstown will not disappoint. All you have to do is venture out and the rest, nature will provide.
Getting to Queenstown
Due to its popularity as a tourist and holiday destination, Queenstown enjoys a convenient schedule of daily flights from points across New Zealand and Australia. Travellers can fly direct from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne on Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar.
South Island driving holidays have always been a pleasurable way to see the sights. Visitors to the South Island can make Queenstown part of their road trip itinerary with major roads leading to the resort town from Christchurch and the eastern shore as well as from Invercargill on the island’s southern shore.
Where to stay in Queenstown
Queenstown accommodation ranges from boutique hotels and resorts to intimate bed and breakfasts. Stay in central Queenstown or enjoy a picturesque mountain setting where the outdoor attractions and après ski activities create a non-stop scene of enjoyment.
A wide selection of self contained units and serviced apartments are among the most popular with a host of conveniences included. Choose a large unit with panoramic views and all the luxuries or opt for a basic but comfortable apartment for the family.
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