Overview Queenstown

Visiting Queenstown

If it's action and adventure you're seeking, look no further than Queenstown, a central New Zealand outpost in the Southern Lakes region that draws over 1 million visitors a year. Biking, rock-climbing, and hiking are a few of the active pursuits available, though alpine skiing remains the biggest draw. But this compact city offers more than just the great outdoors: excellent shopping, international cuisine, beautiful parks and gardens, and two casinos help round out Queenstown's considerable appeal.   ... Read More If it's action and adventure you're seeking, look no further than Queenstown, a central New Zealand outpost in the Southern Lakes region that draws over 1 million visitors a year. Biking, rock-climbing, and hiking are a few of the active pursuits available, though alpine skiing remains the biggest draw. But this compact city offers more than just the great outdoors: excellent shopping, international cuisine, beautiful parks and gardens, and two casinos help round out Queenstown's considerable appeal.       Close

Stories and Tips Queenstown

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Best of NZ

Written by rajkumar_m on 30 Sep, 2011

At times, the least expected takes you off guarded. Queenstown is one of them. Queenstown is beautiful, vibrant and lively. I may even call that’s a best place to settle down after retirement. Its that beautiful. Queenstown is dramatic by looks and dreamy to feel.…Read More


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Queenstown to Clyde via Arrowtown

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 13 Jan, 2011

We leave Queenstown on a morning of my fortieth birthday, and head for Clyde, a small ex-mining village in Central Otago, about 60 miles away. Our plan is to take a day getting there (as it's going to be undoubtedly scenic, as everything is in…Read More


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The road to Paradise

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 10 Jan, 2011

Our second day in Queenstown and the weather couldn't be different from the crystal beauty of yesterday. It's raining, and the sky is thick with uniform darkness of grey clouds. The opposite shore of the lake is hardly visible. But we only have two days…Read More


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Into the Land of the Rings: Fiordland to Central Otago

Written by MagdaDH_AlexH on 06 Jan, 2011

Having given up on Milford Sound (reluctantly but in a fairly good humor, it's only now that I really regret not making more effort, it's strange how a mindset changes when traveling for a long time), we set off for this other South Island tourist…Read More


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A Peaceful Trip to Queenstown

Written by Red Mezz on 19 Aug, 2009

It's true, most people come to New Zealand and especially Queenstown for the 'Extreme' sports. And though I spent much of my time in New Zealand wondering where all these extreme sports were, there is no doubt that they are in abundance in Queenstown.…Read More


Wet and Wild in Queenstown

Written by lo7la on 24 Feb, 2009

Although only one person in our group had rafted before we opted for the more exciting option of the Shotover River. While the day we went in November was sunny and warm it had rained for two solid days before hand. Rafting officals had just…Read More


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New Year's Eve at the Skyline

Written by Jack Ventura on 31 Jan, 2004

During my planning for this trip, I sent an IgoUgo guide an email asking a not-so-easy question. I wanted to know how best to count down toward the 2003 New Year in Queenstown, New Zealand for a group of family and friends, ranging in age…Read More


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Kiwi, and Other New Zealand Wildlife

Written by Jack Ventura on 31 Jan, 2004

At the end of Brecon Street, at the foothill of Bob’s Peak, is the terminal for the Skyline Gondola. There are a number of other attractions there, too. My little niece raved over the two miniature golf courses, one indoors and another outdoors…Read More


A little somethin' for everyone

Written by Cara Lee on 22 Oct, 2004

The first thing that will astound you about Queenstown is the scenery. There is nothing like it anywhere else in the world! The sunsets in Queenstown are some of the most amazing sunsets in the world! One of the best things about Queenstown is that it…Read More


Lorraine

Written by Villadon on 25 Feb, 2005

11/2: caught the plane from Wellington to Queenstown with a stop over in Christchurch to change planes - well, that was the plan! What actually happened was that we changed planes, then sat on the tarmac for an hour or so, then were herded…Read More


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