By:- Sahil Luthra
Go skydiving and take in the epic views of the Southern Alps and surrounding lakes, or for those who like to be a bit closer to the ground, explore the rocky gorges and creek crossings by quad bike.
Try one of the famous burgers at Fergburger(opens in new window), grab something sweet at one of the dessert shops such as Patagonia Chocolates or Cookie Time Cookie Bar or try out one of the many fine-dining restaurants.
Explore the Queenstown Gardens as you wander along the walking trails or try a different way and have a go at playing the Disc Golf course – an 18-basket course that takes you through the 14 hectares of landscaped gardens.
Enjoy an iconic Queenstown experience and take the Queenstown Gondola(opens in new window) up 450 metres up to Bob's Peak. From the top, enjoy panoramic views of the aptly named The Remarkables mountain range and Lake Wakatipu.
Take a picturesque cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw(opens in new window), a century-old coal-fired steamship. Or if you’d like to stay a little closer to land, have a drink at New Zealand’s only floating bar
Queenstown is also a well-loved destination for avid mountain bikers – with three lift-assisted mountain bike parks and range of scenic mountain bike trails around the area suited to all skill levels.
New Zealand is a popular destination amongst the golfing greats, and for good reason. Home to three of the country’s championship courses, Jack’s Point(opens in new window), Millbrook Resort(opens in new window) and The Hills(opens in new window), Queenstown showcases some of the best and unique golf courses with spectacular alpine views.
Queenstown isn't all about heart-pumping adrenalin - wind down and indulge at Onsen Hot Pools(opens in new window), a boutique retreat and day spa that offers ultimate relaxation. Looking over the Shotover River
Shadyside Memorial Park was purchased by the city in the 1920s and dedicated it to Madison County war veterans. The park’s most celebrated memorial was added a few years later, when a grand stone terrace was landscaped by local nurseryman Milton H. Gaar.
Situated on the banks of Arrow River is historic Arrowtown, established during the gold rush of the 1860s and is still a vibrant town centre today. Only a 20 minutes’ drive east of Queenstown