The Ultimate in Adrenalin and Natural Beauty
Nestled on the shores of beautiful Lake Wakatipu with stunning mountain views, Queenstown is NZ's most popular resort town. It is also considered by many to be the 'Adventure capital of the world', offering more adrenalin-pumping activities than you can poke a parachute at.
Go skydiving, river surfing, whitewater rafting and jet boating or ride a mountain luge, swing through a canyon and take a heli-flight. Leap from the Kawarau Bridge on the world's first-ever bungy or hit the winter wonderland ski slopes of Coronet Peak and the Remarkables, with a slope to suit everyone.
More sedate activities include walking, golf, fishing, wine tours and gondola rides. Or take a cruise on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and visit the animals on Walter Peak Station, a high country sheep farm. Once you've ticked off all Queenstown's adventures, enjoy some excellent shopping for local products followed by a fun night out at a range of restaurants, bars and clubs.
The nearby Fiordland is one of the most dramatically beautiful parts of the
country. Home to world-famous Milford and Doubtful sounds, the Fiordland National
Park holds World Heritage status, boasting ancient rainforest, tumbling
waterfalls, shimmering lakes and granite peaks that can be explored on foot, from
a kayak, on a fiord cruise or scenic flight.