Queenstown is an alpine resort town that offers year round activites and action for tourists and adrenalin junkies alike. Sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu within the spectacular Southern Alps, Queenstown is New Zealand's premier tourist destination and is one of the best winter playgrounds in the Southern Hemisphere..
Queenstown is known as the action capital of the world. The shear amount of adrenalin activities on offer is astounding with the two most popular being New Zealand inventions, i.e., bungee jumping and jet boating. Other activites include parapenting, white water rafting, hiking , four wheel drive treks, scenic flights,and a host of other activities.
Skiing is Queenstown's most popular pastime and a number of world class ski fields are open during the northern hemisphere's summer. Skifields here are also unique in that there are no trees in the alpine areas.
Queenstown has great shopping and dining and is recognised as the world's southern-most wine and cuisine centre. Tour operators and travel agents are plenty and make booking that trip, activity, or adventure in the surrounding area very easy.
Click for Queenstown, New Zealand ForecastA trip that comes highly recommended is a sightseeing flight or drive through nearby Fiordland National Park. Everything about Fiordland is epic. Looking uncannily like Jurassic Park, it has been the backdrop in movies like Lord of the Rings and The Lost World. Consisting of 14 magnificent fiords and countless hidden valleys, the landscape consists of steep snow capped mountains with some rising nearly one mile out of the ocean. This topography is clothed in lush temperate rainforest dissected by hundreds of waterfalls leaping off cliff walls and tumbling into the fiords and valleys below. The area has been given World Heritage status in recognition of its outstanding natural beauty.
Queenstown New Zealand location mapQueenstown is a mecca for hiking or tramping (as it is known in New...