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Spotlight on Queenstown

Looking for the ultimate NZ getaway? Look no further than Queenstown. We're showing off what makes this city sensational.

Queenstown is one of NZ’s most picturesque destinations, and it has so many activities to try and things to see. Whether you’re a local or visiting from afar, discover the best of Queenstown.

Skyline Luge

Ride the gondola up to the peak and then luge your way back down! Popular with families and thrill-seekers, there’s no better way to take in the sights and get your adrenaline pumping.<o:p></o:p>

Fergburger. Image via Tourism NZ.


In iconic Queenstown is the iconic burger joint Fergburger. So popular it’s known to have lines out the door well into the night, the Ferg is quintessential Queenstown.<o:p></o:p>

Onsen Pools
Onsen Pool image via www.onsen.co.nz

Onsen Pools

Aotearoa is home to plenty of places to relax, and Queenstown doesn’t disappoint.  Enjoy the warm Onsen pools where you can soak and let any worries just float away while you take in the magnificent views.<o:p></o:p>

Sawpit Gully Track
Sawpit Gully Track - Arrow River. Image via @ablinkforeternity (IG).

Take a Hike

There’s no getting around it: Queenstown is beautiful and has so many amazing walks and hikes to immerse you in its beauty. The 11km Ben Lomond trail delivers 360° views of Queenstown and the Southern Alps. Or take it a bit easier with the Queenstown Hill Time Walk, a local favourite that starts in the heart of Queenstown.<o:p></o:p>

Skiing at The Remarkables
@daynamaries.nz (IG) skiing at The Remarkables

Extreme Adventures

Winter and summer, adventure lovers flock to Queenstown for adrenaline pumping mountain biking, quad biking, climbing, white water rafting, bungee jumping, ziplining, and plenty more!<o:p></o:p>

Arrowtown by @rawarrowtown (IG)


A historic settlement near the old gold mining beds of the Arrow River, Arrowtown is just 20 minutes from Queenstown airport, and is a must-visit for any history buff or anyone who loves intimate dining and hidden bars (try and find local favourite Blue Door Bar down one of the towns cosy alleys).<o:p></o:p>

Amisfield Cellar Door
Amisfield Cellar Door by @travelstylefile (IG)

Amisfield Cellar Door

Located in Arrowtown, Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door offer an incredible insight into the wine characteristics of Queenstown and the surrounding regions. Try a local drop or two and indulge in the expertly prepared ‘Trust the Chef’ tasting menu described.<o:p></o:p>

Glenorchy. Image via Tourism NZ.

Glenorchy (Middle-Earth)

Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and Narnia all filmed major scenes in Glenorchy, and it’s easy to see why. The rolling hills, bubbling streams, and magical forests all feel like they’re from another world.<o:p></o:p>

Group of friends in Queenstown
Group of friends in Queenstown. Photo by @teyavaleria (IG)

Queenstown never disappoints

Breathtaking natural scenery, great eating and drinks, and plenty of exciting activities for all ages. It’s easy to see why Queenstown is on so many must-visit lists for travellers from all over!

So if you’re ready to discover natural beauty and a charming city, start planning your Queenstown holiday now! Book yourself Queenstown accommodation and begin what could be your best holiday yet.

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