5. TAKE TO THE AIR WITH A SCENIC FLIGHT
Get a bird’s eye view of the stunning city. A light plane or helicopter is the perfect way to take your New Zealand vacation to the next level as you admire lush grasslands, tussocks, vast lakes and snow-capped mountains from your vantage seat.
4. COSMOPOLITAN FOOD AND WINE
Taste your way through Queenstown’s with some 150 restaurants, bars and cafes offering up everything from gourmet burgers, locally made ice cream, cuisine from all over the world and a truly cosmopolitan café culture, you can really get amongst Queenstown’s food and wine scene.
3. VISIT HISTORIC AND PICTURESQUE ARROWTOWN
Only 20 minutes from Queenstown, this picturesque gold-rush established town is home to the Lakes District Museum – the best small museum in New Zealand, a preserved gold rush village, an international golf course, 4WD scenic tours and is the center for most walking and cycling tracks in the Wakatipu.
2. DISCOVER MOVIE MAGIC IN GLENORCHY
45 minutes outside of Queenstown you will find beautiful Glenorchy. Set against a background of native beech forest and towering mountain ranges, it is home to filming locations like The Lord of the Rings, including Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien.
1. ADRENALINE ADVENTURE
Queenstown is home to a range of adventure activities, from the world’s first and most famous bungy jumps – the Kawarau Bridge Bungy – to jet boat thrills through the rugged beauty and unspoiled grandeur of the white-water rapids of the Shotover River.