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Queenstown sits on the the shore of Lake Wakatipu in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It is an area that has always drawn on its surrounding landscapes to attract visitors, with sights like the dramatic ‘Remarkables’ mountains and Lake Wakatipu. The city lies close to the heart of Central Otago wine region.
Spend a day on Lake Wakatipu, a popular spot for adventure activities and fun which is surrounded by mountains and shrouded in legend. Cruise the lake on the TSS Earnshaw paddle steamer and take in the breath-taking views. Have some fun on the Shot over river on a jetboat surrounded by canyon cliffs at break-neck-speed, one of Queenstown’s most popular adventure activities that is not to be missed. Enjoy the Queenstown skyline while taking the gondola right into town and see the incredible views Queenstown has to offer with the lake and the Remarkables in the background.
Venture further afield by hiring a car and take a trip down to the Cape of Good Hope which is the most South Westerly point of Africa. The area is a national park with beaches and exotic wildlife. You can also take a day trip from Cape Town to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela served 18 years in prison during his struggle against apartheid. Cape Town is a fantastic choice for tourists of all ages. Cape Town is hugely popular for honeymoon couples. Accommodation suited to families is plentiful in Cape Town with many establishments catering for families and small groups of all ages. Take a breath and get ready for the home of bungee jumping at Kawarau Bridge built over Kawarau gorge. Thrill seekers will love Nevis Point, the 3rd highest bungee in the world. The Remarkables is a destination that is loved for skiing in ski season, from June to September. The Remarkables boasts world class facilities that are sure to impress any skiing enthusiast. Coronet Peak is also very popular for skiing, with night skiing being particularly popular. If you just want to stroll around town, then Queenstown has fantastic art galleries, book shops, wine stores, restaurants and shopping centres waiting to be explored. Finish your day off in central Queenstown, where there are a variety of fun bars and clubs.
Queenstown is an incredible place which is great for adventurers of all persuasions, and also offers beautiful sights and sceneries. Thrill seekers and outdoor lovers will love Queenstown. It is also a hit among families and couples. Queenstown has many hotels and spa, luxury apartments and lakeside residences to make your stay here a memorable one.
🧡 Cruise Lake Wakatipu
🧡 Jet Boating on Shotover River
🧡 Skiing in the Remarkables
🧡 Bungy Jump
🧡 Skyline Gondola
Queenstown Airport (ZQN) serves Queentown.
The New Zealand Dollar is the currency used in New Zealand.
New Zealand standard time (GMT+12) and is 11 hours ahead of Irish time.
In summer the weather varies from being warm to cool, while the winters are short and very cold. It can be wet and cloudy over the course of the year. Temperatures range from 1°C - 19°C, but can occasionally fall below -6°C or rise above 23°C . Queenstown is the perfect destination for warm weather activities and winter activities such as skiing.