Queenstown

New Zealand’s most popular holiday destination

Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand, is only a two hour flight from Auckland or a three hour flight from Sydney. The four season destination is situated only 40 minutes from Glenorchy offering an array of accommodation types from five star hotels to backpacker dorms, restaurants are plentiful and everything is within easy walking distance. Day trips to Glenorchy are popular with visitors who overnight in Queenstown, the short road trip offers the most breathtaking scenery in New Zealand, with lake, native bush and mountain views you will feel a million miles from civilisation. This is New Zealand scenery at its best.

Queenstown has long been known as ‘The Adventure Capital of the World’. The area offers an enormous array of activities from skydiving, bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, helicopter and fixed wing flights through to Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park, or take a 4wd tours through Lord of the Rings country, the adventures on offer are plentiful.

While Queenstown is a four season destination, skiing and snowboarding is popular in the winter. From mid June through September you can choose to ski or board at any of the three major ski fields. More Queenstown snow information.

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Queenstown Activities

Nomad Safaris: www.nomadsafaris.co.nz
Nomad Safaris is one of New Zealand’s most established tour operators. Nomad Safaris has 20 years experience in operating small and personal tours around Queenstown, New Zealand. Queenstown is New Zealand’s premier four season resort and has many adventure activities on offer. Nomad Safaris has the awards and the experience proving it as one of the best Queenstown activities.

Info and Track: www.infotrack.co.nz
Specialising in track transport and guided walks including our Routeburn Track guided walk in the summer, ski transport and packages in the winter, scenic Lord of the Rings 4WD trips, info and Queenstown activity bookings all year round, we can help you plan and book every element of your stay to make your Queenstown experience a truly unforgettable one!

Canyoning Queenstown: www.canyoning.co.nz
We have something for everyone…..whether you want to be physically or mentally challenged. Canyoning is a great way to immerse yourself in typical New Zealand natural beauty, the equipment provided allows you to access and enjoy otherwise forbidden territory. Travelling down streams within a canyon by a variety of means – zip lines, scrambling, abseiling/rappelling, sliding, jumping and swimming!

Canyon Swing: www.canyonswing.co.nz
Queenstown is becoming synonymous with adrenaline. But what sets Shotover Canyon Swing aside from the rest is not only the intensity of the experience (the highest swing in the world) but the personable, intimate way you are led into terror. After all, it was devised, engineered and now operated by guys passionate about their sport.

Shotover Jet: www.shotoverjet.com
World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 2.5 million people since 1970, and now it’s your turn! Take a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown’s only exhilarating full 360° degree spins.

Kawarau Jet: www.kjet.co.nz
Across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu and through the tranquil beauty of the willow lined Kawarau River, the Jet boat then speeds into the shallow, fast moving braids of the Shotover River. The 43 kilometre, hour long Jet boating adventure highlights the magnificent diversity of Queenstown’s waterways.

Real Journeys: www.realjourneys.co.nz
Real Journeys is a locally owned company that has guided excursions into this region for more than 50 years. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service, local knowledge and award-winning environmental ethos. Our tours will take you to some of the world’s most spectacular wilderness areas; from stunning Milford Sound in Fiordland through to the natural splendour of Stewart Island and Queenstown.

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters: www.glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz
At Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters, we offer awesome Scenic Helicopter Flights of the Mountains, Lakes, Glaciers & Fiords in and around Queenstown, Milford Sound and the Fiordland National Park & Mt Aspiring National Parks, with Glacier and Snow Landings being a big part of what we do.

Air Fiordland: www.airfiordland.com
We have scheduled flights departing daily from Queenstown, Te Anau and Milford Sound. Our most popular flight is the Fly/Cruise/Fly which has a duration of 4.5 hours. For those of you with only a little time an overfly of Milford Sound is the way to go, taking about 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Guided Nature Walks: www.nzwalks.com
Come for an invigorating guided walk with us into the beautiful New Zealand back country and discover what really makes New Zealand different – EVERY STEP has A STORY to fascinate & astound you.

Queenstown Wine Trail: www.queenstownwinetrail.co.nz
Queenstown’s original wine tour visiting boutique wineries and vineyards in New Zealand’s southernmost wine region. We offer daily small group tours with wine and cheese tastings and superb scenery. And private tours exploring selected Bannockburn / Central Otago wineries.

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