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Queenstown

Queenstown2Destination Queenstown has become the holiday hotspot for tourist around the world. The land is a mesmerizing beauty that is surrounded by majestic mountains. Queenstown is located on the banks of the enigmatic and pristine Lake Wakatipu. In fact, Queenstown is now listed with travel agents around the world as New Zealand’s premier four season alpine resort.

The terrain is holiday-perfect and great for time off alone or in the company of family and friends. The place is every painter’s delight and ideal for a revitalizing experience. Queenstown, New Zealand, flaunts changing seasons that are as enigmatic as the terrain itself. The warm and hospitable locals and the lovely weather all year round are the two pillars on which Queenstown tourism stands tall and successful.

Queenstown is celebrated by tourists for its beautiful and absolutely spectacular autumn. The whole terrain is magically transformed into waves of russet and gold and the landscape takes on a new look of sheer grandeur. The must sees at Queenstown, New Zealand include the golf paradise at the many resorts and hotels and clubs. The terrain allows for some exciting golf experiences at some of the world’s most scenic golf courses.

You could also choose to indulge in a trip to a day spa for some luxurious pampering and relaxation. Queenstown is also known for its harvest time and the luscious vineyards. There are 75 wineries that offer fantastic wine and the cellar doors are open 24×7. You could choose to spend your vacation here exploring the quaint tree-lined streets or visiting the restored Chinese Village and Museum.

Queenstown Region Activities

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AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jum

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The Kawarau Bridge Bungy (bungee) - home to the original 43 metre Bungy Jump. If you've heard of Bungy, you've heard of the Kawarau... it is where Bungy founders AJ Hackett and Henry van Ash started it all. The world's first and most infamous of leaps is still going strong, with tens of thousands Bungy jumping each year. At the world's best-loved Bungy site, the choice is yours: tandem or solo, then you can decide whether to bob above the water, touch it, or be fully immersed. Bungy Stats: • World's 1st Commercial Bungy Jump • 43m Jump off the historic Kawarau Bridge • Queenstown's Only Tandem Bungy • Bob above the water, touch it or get dunked! • free Jumper T-shirt Age: Min 10 yrs (Children 15 and under need to be accompanied by an adult) Max 110 yrs Weight: Min 35kg - Max 235kg Self-Drive (allow 1 hour): Located on SH6 in the Gibbson Valley just 20 minutes from Queenstown and 30min from Cromwell. T....
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Dart River Wilderness Safari

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The 'Wilderness Safari' is a diverse adventure exploring spectacular 'World Heritage' wilderness within Mt Aspiring National Park through a combination of exhilarating wilderness jet boating, informative guided ancient forest walk and back-country 4WD safari vehicle. Surrounded by awe-inspiring peaks and mysterious hidden valleys shrouded in native Beech forest, your specialist guides will bring to life the variety of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife within this unique area, as well the captivating stories of the original Maori and early pioneers. The highlights of the Wilderness Safari include: • Exhilarating wilderness jet boating along the Dart River • Informative guided walk through ancient native beech forest • Back-country 4WD through spectacular scener ....
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Helicopter Scenic Flights Queenstown

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Queenstown is a picture perfect alpine paradise set against a backdrop of The Remarkables mountain range and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The Helicopter Line's Queenstown base operates from the Queenstown Airport, located just 8 kilometres from the downtown area. Choose from either The Remarkables or Queenstown Panorama, both flights are Duration 20 Minutes: The Remarkables - Soar to the top! You will appreciate first-hand how these peaks have earned their name when you stand on the spur of The Remarkables 1538 metres above Queenstown. During winter you can stand in snow as you take in the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu to the Southern Alps Queenstown Panorama- Designed to surprise, this flight is relaxed and leisurely whilst exposing a dramatic panorama of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Township. You'll appreciate first hand how Queenstown earned its name - fit for a Queen. Survey the kingdom - the tr....
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Kawarau River Rafting

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The Kawarau river is ideal for first time rafters or suited to those looking for a more relaxed rafting experience. There’s plenty of white water action, but also time to sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular New Zealand scenery. Keep an eye on the other rafts though, as there’s a good chance of a water fight. It’s the Kawarau River that starred as the River Anduin in Lord of the Rings. The grandeur of the canyons imparts a feeling of paddling through the heart of Middle Earth. Whether you are a Lord of The Rings fan or not, this rafting trip offers an insight into the beauty of the New Zealand wilderness. Enjoy the unforgettable 400m long Dog Leg rapid. New Zealand’s longest commercially rafted rapid. Before returning to Queenstown, enjoy a sauna and hot shower at Cavell's Rafting base and perhaps treat yourself to a well earned hot chocolate, beer or snack at the licensed cafe. TIMETABLE TRIP DURATION • ....
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Nomad Quad Safaris Tours, Queenstown

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Experience a unique quad bike tour from Nomad Safaris, the professional adventurers. Nomad Quad Safaris operate fully automatic 400cc Honda quad bikes with 4WD ensuring an experience that is adventurous yet safe. Full training on the quad bike ensures that all levels are catered for. All weather waterproof clothing is also provided along with all safety gear in order to ensure a fun yet safe quad bike tour. Nomad Safaris has exclusive use of Queenstown Hill ensuring that on your Quad Bike tour you get breathtaking panoramic views that are exclusively yours. Don't forget your camera as the viewpoints provide stunning photo opportunities. As Nomad Safaris has exclusive use of Queenstown Hill this ensures access to a wealth of trails covering different types of terrain allowing a Quad Bike tour that is tailored to the ability of the group. 3.5 hours in duration including transfers and training and all riders must be over 16 with a D....
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Nomad Safaris Half Day Tours

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Safari of the Scenes: Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle-earth. The Queenstown area featured prominently in the filming of the incredibly popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nomad Safaris operate two different Lord of the Rings tours. The Safari of the Scenes - Wakatipu (Tour A) combines a true 4WD tour with film locations from the LOTR trilogy. The Safari of the Scenes - Glenorchy (Tour B) is the perfect sightseeing trip through the valleys beyond Glenorchy encompassing pivotal Lord of the Rings Scenes. Both Safaris of the Scenes can be done in one day for a truly exciting experience. Details for Wakatipu Basin (Tour A) Departs 8.30 am and 1.30 pm Duration Allow 4 hours Includes Refreshments and Goldpanning Details for Glenorchy (tour B) Departs 8.15 am and 1.30 pm Duration Allow 4 1/4 hours Includes Refreshments Skippers Canyon: N....
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Nzone Skydiving Queenstown 12,000 ft/15,000 ft

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Expect sensory overload as your mind and soul fight against every natural self preservatory urge. The challenge is immense. Immense because the only thing preventing you from enjoying this, one of the most primal life shaping experiences, is your own mind. You must choose. To go through life able to say 'yes I did it', or to go through life knowing that you had the opportunity, but turned it down and walked away from becoming the complete person you could have been. You will experience a 5 minute parachute ride, landing safely back at the skydive dropzone. Transport Courtesy transport to our Dropzone is inlcuded in the price Conditions 100kg weight limit, those under 18 require parental/guardian consent. Please be aware that skydiving is a very weather dependant activity and cancellations due to unsuitable weather conditions may occur, full refunds will be given if this occurs. ....
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Queenstown Highlights

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There’s so many reasons to choose Queenstown Highlights. See Queenstown’s 5 best sights and activities in one very affordable fun packed morning. Group sizes are small, vehicles are luxurious, friendly local driver-guides plus hotel pick ups all ensure that Queenstown Highlights is the best tour on offer. Family friendly option. Tour Itinerary • Queenstown Hill Views: Spectacular birds eye views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables and Lord of the Rings locations. Great photo opportunity. • AJ Hackett Bungy Bridge: Discover the thrill of Bungy. Watch intrepid jumpers from the viewing deck. Maybe even jump yourself! • Gibbston Valley Winery: Enjoy a selection of three wines produced on site. Enjoy the winery’s fine gift shop and the region’s only cheesery. • Lord of the Rings Film Sites–Pillars of the Kings: Be transported to Middle Earth at the Kawarau Gorge, film location for the Pillars of the Kin....
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Shotover Canyon Swing

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The rush starts at the platform as you leap or launch from the 109 metre high cliff edge. Gravity accelerates you for 60 metres of freefall just metres from the vertical cliff face. Reaching speeds of 150kph as the canyonous rocks rush towards you before the ropes smoothly swing you past. Whatever your jumpstyle this is 200 metres of very scary CANYON RUSH Launching yourself from 109 metres into a canyon is a scary move. With over 70 different solo and tandem jumpstyles we can expertly manage the scariness for everyone – from knitting nana’s to adrenalin junkies! All these different styles are made possible by the unique combination of our chest and seat safety harness, cliff top platform, special release mechanism and a whole lot of product sampling!! To share in this experience you can join us on one of our many trips (Allow 2.5hr return including transfer from downtown Queenstown); 8:30 9:30 10:30 11:30am 12:30 1:30 2:....
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Shotover Jet Queenstown

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Get ready for the World's most exciting Jet Boat ride! Acknowledged as the World’s most famous Jet Boat operation, many imitate Shotover Jet – but for sheer excitement, no one comes close. Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons. It's a thrilling ride - skimming past rocky outcrops at close range in your Shotover Jet 'Big Red', as you twist and turn through the narrow canyons at breath taking speeds. And a major highlight - hold tight for the world famous Shotover Jet full 360º spins! Duration / Trip Times • Allow 1 hour 30 minutes Queenstown return including Jet Boat ride • ‘Big Red’ Jet Boats depart up to every 15 minutes and operate every day (weather and river conditions permitting) except Christmas day • Complimentary shuttles depart ‘The Station’ Information Centre (corner Camp and Shotover Streets) up to every 15 minutes • Self drive – l....
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Skyline Gondola & Buffet Dinner Queenstown

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Marvel at the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola - the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere! Sit back and relax as the best views in the region unfold before your eyes and the Gondola carries you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob's Peak. En route you will enjoy a spectacular 220 degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Cecil Peak and over Queenstown. Queenstown has many place to eat, but none quite like this! Feast on delicious New Zealand fare for dinner, served up with the best views in town at Skyline Queenstown Restaurant. The famous Taste of New Zealand buffet offers delectable fresh seafood, salads, roast meats and delicious desserts, while the panoramic view from our windows will captivate you day or night. It's the ideal place for that special night out and the best place in Queenstown to watch the sun go down! W....
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TSS Earnslaw with Walter Peak Cruise, Queenstown

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Relive the elegance of turn-of-the-century travel with a cruise on Queenstown’s iconic vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. Launched in 1912, the TSS Earnslaw is the largest and grandest vessel ever to ply Lake Wakatipu. Today, the TSS Earnslaw is believed to be the only coal-fired passenger-carrying vessel still operating in the southern hemisphere. The TSS Earnslaw makes several trips daily across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. A cruise on this gracious heritage vessel is the perfect way to experience Queenstown’s magnificent alpine scenery. Upon reaching Walter Peak High Country Farm, you can disembark for an insight into New Zealand’s farming lifestyle. Join us for a farm or heritage tour. All Walter Peak excursions include a cruise on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.....
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Wanaka Highlights Safari

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Come with us for an insight into Wanaka’s “must see” highlights. Included is a visit to a 30000 acre sheep cattle and deer farm, exclusive hill-top views over Lake Wanaka and beyond to snow-capped mountains. Enjoy refreshments then a stroll in an alpine meadow. This journey offers Wanaka’s best scenic locations and an unique insight into Wanaka’s rich history, heritage and modern-day farming life. A must if your time in Wanaka is limited, perfect family adventure and photographers dream! Dates of Operation: Sept - April – Winter months on demand and subject to weather. Departure: 8:30am, 1pm and 5pm ex Wanaka, Duration: Allow 2.5hrs Included: Wanaka accommodation pick-up, 4WD Landrover tranportation. Private farm access, local guide, interpretation of local fauna and flora and Maori and European history and optional nature walk. Morning or afternoon tea.....
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Ziptrek Ecotours Queenstown

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Ziptrek Ecotours is NZ’s #1 original zipline tour and is a spectacular and exhilarating eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown. Tours commence at the Ziptrek Treehouse, at the top of the Skyline gondola. Ziptrek runs all year round and is stunning whatever the weather. With two tours to choose from it is suitable for everyone, whether looking for an introduction into Queenstown adventure (Moa 4-Line Tour) or wanting the latest gripping eco-exhilaration (Kea 6-Line Tour) which includes the steepest tree to tree zipline in the world. Conditions • Minimum weight limit of 30kg (65lbs) for the Kea tour. • Children over 6 years of age but under the minimum weight limit can go can go tandem on the Moa 4-Line tour with a guide. • Maximum weight limit of 125kg (275lbs). • We operate in all weather conditions • Closed toe shoes are essential • Gondola ticket is additional. ....
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