Queenstown has the privilege of occupying one of New Zealand's most magnificent settings. On the edge of Lake Wakatipu and ringed by soaring peaks, it is a small town with a lot of energy. World-renowned as the Global Adventure Capital, the area draws visitors from far and wide to take part in an array of adrenaline based activities.
A year round destination, the landscape changes from green to gold to white and the activities on offer vary from lake cruises, jet boating, white water rafting, bungy jumping, paragliding, rock climbing and mountain biking to ice skating, skiing and boarding and much much more! Among a long list of must-do's is a ride on the Skyline Gondola, a scenic helicopter flight, and a trip with Shotover Jets.
Lying in the shadow of the snow-capped Remarkables Range, the spectacular scenery will hit you right between the eyes and while it remains the perfect base for those seeking thrills and spills, today it is a magnet for even more.
Queenstown has a growing arts scene, international standard golf courses, award-winning cellar doors that are home to some of the world's best Pinot Noir, and restaurants that celebrate fresh local produce. Gourmet travellers will be as captivated by Queenstown as the adrenaline junkies and adventure seekers.
Too much to do in one day? There is a range of accommodation in Queenstown to suit everyone.
Dunedin Railways offers transport options to Queenstown where a road coach will meet you in Pukerangi. These train trips are a great option for people who want to travel between Dunedin and Queenstown and want to take in as much magnificent scenery on the way as possible.