There are few places in New Zealand compared to Queenstown that offer a wider variety of activities - particularly with an emphasis on the extreme such as skydiving, bungee jumping, jet boating and more - that encapsulate the energy and the raw nature of this popular South Island destination. Queenstown is not just for the thrill seekers however; various opportunities for tours and daily excursions to wineries, 4WD tours and scenic helicopter flights provide a more relaxing alternative for those with laid back personalities.
Serving as one of the main focus points for visiting tourists, both nationally and internationally, Queenstown is known as one of the "adventure capitals" of the world due to its proximity to a wide variety of varying natural landscapes - alpine mountains combine with crystal clear rivers and lakes to form a distinctly New Zealand panorama of views and sightseeing vantage points that will have you reaching for the camera and coming away with pictures that are truly postcard-worthy!
There are numerous ways to see Queenstown and its surrounding areas from different angles; guided walks, scenic flights, relaxing cruises, kayaking and much more - whether you're older, younger, or anything in between, Queenstown is sure to have an experience for you, your friends and your family - simply choose an experience category from the list of options below and dive right in to the marvels that make Queenstown such a popular destination!
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Queenstown is often referred to as the “Adventure Capital” of New Zealand. Queenstown is a picturesque alpine resort town located on the south-west of New Zealand's South Island in a region known as Otago. The geography of the land both in and around the township plays a key part in its role as a tourist destination surrounded by mountain ranges impacting both its weather and other climatic conditions making it the perfect location for making wine. Built around a creek on the lovely Lake Wakatipu, the town is located in the midst of the visually stunning Remarkables mountain range and acts as the principle population centre in Otago as a whole. The city centre is located a mere 10 minutes from the Queenstown International Airport, which serves as the main transportation hub for both domestic and international travel to the region, while the city also has a reliable bus network that helps make it easy to explore the area. In addition, many of the popular attractions and activities that are popular with visitors can be found within the city itself and thus can be reached on foot.
For more information on activities, attractions and things to do in Queenstown, be sure to visit our main Queenstown region page for details and great prices!