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Around Queenstown, the awesome environment is like natures version of Disney Land. The resort boasts a range of activities second to none, all within easy reach of the compact town centre.

Lakes Wakatipu and Te Anau are picturesque venues for kayaking, jet boating and sailing. The rivers deliver high excitement in the form of white water rafting, river surfing, or canyoning. While on land there are activities like mountain biking or taking a 4WD (four-wheel drive) safari World-class golf courses. Then theres the Air. You could try bungy jumping, hangliding, parapenting, sky diving canyon swinging, the list just goes on and on!

Queenstown is an exhilarating, year round, alpine resort, perfect for adventurers and leisure seekers alike.

Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, overlooked by the majestic Southern Alps, the town was named because "it was fit for Queen Victoria." Queenstown is today recognised internationally as New Zealand's premier visitor destination.

Queenstown has more than just breathtaking scenery and a diverse range of attractions, it's the people visitors find enchanting. In fact in 1998, Queenstown was again voted the Friendliest Foreign City in a poll of 37,000 readers of Conde Nast Traveler, a top US Travel Publication. This award was also won in 1996.

Bookings are essential when visiting Queenstown. This is one of the most frequented tourism areas in New Zealand.

Adventure Capital of the World

Queenstown's reputation as the adventure capital of the world is well earned, you can choose to join in or watch the massive selection of safe, breath-taking activities. Earth, water or air, there is something to test and thrill all adventure seekers. Bungy Jump from the world's first commercial bungy site or the new canyon swing, swoop and soar in your own controllable "rocket", whitewater raft or surf, jet boat down canyons, tandem hanglide or simply doesn't stop! Long walks, four wheel drive treks, or lunch on a majestic steamboat, you choose, it's your holiday.

Queenstown also offers relaxation at its best. There is gold in them there hills, and trout in the streams, so try your hand with a gold pan or a fishing rod. Visit the Arrowtown Museum, one of the best boutique museums in the country then afterwards explore the Wakatipu Art Trail.

Join the Queenstown Wine Trail and discover award-winning wines from the World's most southern vineyards. Return to town and sample the delights on offer in the many shops, cafes and restaurants. As night falls, get ready to experience the resort's buzzing nightlife.

The Queenstown area enjoy's four distinct and captivating seasons. Summer burns hot under blue skies before cool autumn mornings bring fire to the hills, trees change to vivid reds and gentle gold's. Crisp, clear days and miles of snow covered mountains, make winter a time for snow enthusiasts, before nature bursts into colourful life in spring.

Accommodation in Queenstown ranges from backpackers and B&B's to apartments and international class hotels and lodges.

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