Queenstown Travel Guide
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- 98%Adventure Travelers
- 89%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 60%Nightlife Lovers
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- QueenstownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4
Get your heart racing in stunning Queenstown, the ‘Adrenaline Capitol of the World’. From sky diving and bungy jumping to rafting and jet boating, the options are endless. This stunning four-season lake and alpine resort town is fantastically scenic and a haven for every kind of outdoor activity you can imagine. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown has awe inspiring landscapes, abundance of activities and a thriving party scene you don’t want to miss.Recommended for:
- QueenstownAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers+ 2
Known as the adventure capital of the world - and with good reason - Queenstown is the quintessential lakefront town with something for everyone. Thrill seekers will never be bored with a myriad of options from which to choose: sky-diving, bungee jumping, cliff swinging, jet boating, paragliding, hang-gliding, the list goes on. Visitors with a tamer view of life can take wine tasting tours, go horseback riding, sail on Lake Wakatipu in the 100-year-old steam boat, or ride the famous gondola up the mountain (with a luge ride option) for spectacular views. After dark, hit the nightlife scene and join pub crawls, sip cocktails in the ice bars, or dance the night away at clubs. For a small town with a big city feel, Queenstown is your destination - and many stay longer than they originally intended.Recommended for:
Queenstown - The adventure capital of the world! The birthplace of bungy jumping and the home to jet boating, white water rafting, skiing, mountain biking and every other adventure activity you can think of. Not the adventurous type - there are walks, wineries, stunning scenery, shopping, great restaurants, hip bars and some of the best scenery going.Recommended for:
- QueenstownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7
Queenstown is a must visit place in South Island of New Zealand. It is the tourist center of the country, but offers a lot of activities. If you like outdoor sports, you'd love it here. Also the view of the lake district is absolutely stunning. You can look down the view from the hill on a sunny day; you'll fall in love with the city. A lot of cool bars to hang out as well.Recommended for:
Queenstown was not on the original list of places I would go In New Zealand. However, I am so glad that my plans changed. This town is one of the nicest places I have been in quite some time.
The people are genuine and kind. They all seem to come from somewhere else though. I thought that the United States was the melting pot. It seems that this place is too.
The adventure seeker is bound to find something to do here as is the person that prefers to partake of the more quiet activities.
This is a town that I could see myself moving to as it has everything that anyone could want.
- QueenstownMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury Travelers+ 2
Fantastic little adventure town on the south island of New Zealand. Incredible hiking and outdoor activities. The birthplace of bungee jumping, you can do the original jump off of a suspension bridge or try several others in the area. Charming town with friendly people and good food. Head over to the Milford sound and take a gorgeous cruise around the sound. The drive to Milford is worth it with waterfalls along the side of the road and great views of the New Zealand countryside. Lord of the Rings was filmed in this area, so you can see some of the areas where they filmed. Most of all, it's just a great remote area of the world with gorgeous hikes and trails to truly get away from it all.Recommended for:
from snow capped mountains in the distance to the lake where the Earnslaw graciously cruises on it's crystal clear water it is very beautiful & with the hottest place in NZ,Alexandra, to some of the lowest temperatures this is a place of contrast .
- QueenstownMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers
It really is the Adrenaline Capitol of the World! It's a fun place to go out at night and even if you're not into doing the crazy activities you can find something more mellow to do. It's a beautiful city.
Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand. Activities include jetboat rides, garden tours, lake cruises, helicopter flights, bungy jumping, golf, skiing, gondola rides, guided walks, fishing, skydiving, wine tasting, and much more. If there’s any outdoor activity you crave, chances are you can find it in Queenstown! By far the most popular activity is the trip to Milford Sound, including a launch cruise on this stunning fiord.
Adrenaline capital of the world, indeed! This place screams adventure and good times. Skydiving, zip lining (flying fox or canopy), bungee (bungy) jumping, canyon swing, white water rafting, jet boats, parasailing, and much more. If heights & adrenaline aren't your thing, there's TONS to do still: ride to gondola up to the Skyline restaurant, visit FERGBURGER for the mot delicious burger, walk around the beautiful shopping district, and enjoy the most stunning views of the various surrounding mountain ranges. Depending on the season you can also go for the sickest skiing adventures. This town is also know for its amazing party scene - go to the Minus 5 Ice Bar, where everything (even the cups) are made of ice! Overall, my favorite place in New Zealand's south island. A MUST VISIT!
You just cannot compare the beautiful South Island lakes area, with any other place in the world. Queenstown is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, a mountain fed lake with a stony bottom which keeps the lake waters crystal clear. I was there in February 2012 and it was just the same as it was 11 years ago when I went there last time. The water is so clean, I watched a lady who had a cart and horses to take tourists around the streets of Queenstown, go to the lake with buckets to take water, for her thirsty horses. If she hadn't trusted the purity of the water, she would have used a tap. Awesome place...and so named Queenstown as a place fit for Queen Victoria.
- QueenstownMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 5
An adrenaline junkie's heaven, Queenstown is the home to tons of adventure sports including bungee jumping, sky-diving, river boating and white-water rafting. Queenstown is definitely just a town in terms of size, but it has a handful of bars and restaurants that keep it an interesting location to visit for a few days. Queenstown is also extremely beautiful and it is anchored by a lake and mountains all around. This town is extremely touristy, but it is a great stop on your trip to New Zealand.
Wow. Despite the city center being tiny in size, this town has everything. I made friends in the few days I was there who decided to live here on a whim and had been for 10+ months. Several people who were doing this in fact! There is so many outdoor activities to partake in and you can relax all the same. A nice afternoon involved playing a round of Disc Golf (Frisbee Golf) on the peninsuela jutting out from Queenstown at New Zealand's first ever sanctioned course. You will love Queenstown, I guarantee it.
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