Top 10 Places to Visit in Queenstown

By Admin | Last Updated August 09, 2019

Milford Sound

Queenstown, New Zealand

15 kilometers long fjord, part of the Fiordland National Park. Stunning natural beauty with steep hills on both sides, waterfalls, forests, and pristine lakes. The most famous natural attraction of New Zealand. Milford Sound cruise journeys, helicopter rides, kayaking, hiking, and a road trip down the Milford Road. Plenty of wildlife to see.

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Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown, New Zealand

80 kilometers long glacier lake next to Queenstown. Longest lake of New Zealand. Clear water with reflections of the surrounding hills. Unique tidal phenomenon. Lake cruise, water taxis, parasailing, and a unique ride on a semi-submersible. Ride on a 100 years old steamship. Visit the underwater observatory.

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Bob’s Peak

Queenstown, New Zealand

Famous peak in the Ben Lomond mountain. Get a 360 degrees’ panoramic view of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Hike up to the top of take the Skyline Gondola. There is bungee jumping, paragliding, and mountain biking. Sit and relax at the Skyline Café or the Stratosfare Restaurant.

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Arrowtown

Queenstown, New Zealand

Former gold mining town 20.5 kilometers from Queenstown. Located in a valley surrounded by beautiful hills, snowy peaks, rivers, ski resorts, and golf courses. See the old restored cottages, gold mining sights, the tree lined boulevards, and shop at Buckingham Street. Arrowtown is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand.

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Skippers Canyon

Queenstown, New Zealand

22 kilometers long gorge of the Shotover River. Skippers Road is one of the most beautiful drives in the country, but thrilling, as there are many twists and turns, and sheer drops. Skippers Bridge is a famous landmark. Jet boarding on the river. Helicopter tours.

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Nevis Valley

Queenstown, New Zealand

Remote valley of the Nevis River. Flat and treeless plain with hills, gorge, and river. Almost a moon-like landscape. The Nevis Valley Road is a scenic drive, open during the summer. History tours, horse trekking. See the gold mining sites and enjoy the stunning natural beauty.

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Coronet Peak

Queenstown, New Zealand

The first commercial skiing area of New Zealand. Many tracks for skiing and snowboarding. There are different tracks for skiers of all levels. There is night skiing as well. Skiing lessons for the beginners and for kids. Facilities include restaurants, rentals, heated decks, chairlifts, and a crèche.

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Kawarau River

Queenstown, New Zealand

Scenic river from Lake Wakatipu to Lake Dunstan. Passes through the steep and narrow Kawarau Gorge. Whatatorere, a natural bridge, where the river narrows down to just 3.9 feet or 1.2 meters. Popular for River rafting, bungee jumping, and jet boarding. Visit the Peregrine winery to try some of the best wines.

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Glenorchy

Queenstown, New Zealand

Small town in New Zealand beside Lake Wakatipu at the mouth of the Rees River. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, rivers, pristine lakes, and ancient beech forests.Loved by outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. There are many outdoor activities like canoeing, kayaking, horse riding, hiking, farm tours, jet boarding, and sky diving.

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Queenstown Gardens

Queenstown, New Zealand

Beautiful landscaped public garden close to downtown. Beside Lake Wakatipu. Duck ponds, water bodies, lawns. Activities like tennis, skating, ice hockey, disc golf. The garden has many ancient trees, including several species of oak and fir. Wonderful views of the lake and surrounding snow-capped peaks.

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