Queenstown, New Zealand


The Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown

Queenstown, New Zealand (Pop. Varies depending on season) is a resort town in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It has access to four world-class ski fields, and is surounded by New Zealand's Southern Alps. The town was named because it was "...fit for Queen Victoria."

Built around an inlet on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin "N" shaped lake in the southern alps of New Zealand, it's neighbouring towns and districts include Arrowtown, Wanaka, Alexandra, as well as Invercargill and Dunedin.

As a prime resort town, Queenstown is considered to be New Zealand's centre of Adventure tourism. Skiing, jet boating, bungee jumping and tramping are all strong promotional themes.

Another reason that people travel to Queenstown is for the reputation as a wine and food centre. Neighbouring Arrowtown features restaurants and bars that are world-renowned.

Along with Mount Ruapehu, Queenstown is the centre for snow sports in New Zealand, With people from all over the country and the rest of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain skifields (Cardrona, Coronet, The Remarkables and Treble Cone).

THINGS TO COVER INCLUDE:

  • Lake Wakatipu - TSS Earnslaw, Kingston Flyer, Hydrofoil
  • Adventure Tourism, jetboats, bungee jump, skiing
  • Cricket (new One Day International venue) /Golf
  • International Airport/Mountains - Flightseeing
  • Gondola
  • Winter festival
  • Goldmining, Arrowtown, Central Otago history, sheep farming and Walter Peak station.
  • Southern Lakes District & Milford sound/Homer tunnel
  • Glenorchy & Routeburn track
  • Proposed cableway to Hollyford valley

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