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Queenstown

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Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities. With extensive and impressive surrounding mountain ranges, the area boasts a wealth of vantage points and numerous chances to enjoy ever-popular snow sports at centers nestled near the top of the snowcapped mountains. For a more relaxing, warmer, and cerebral Queenstown holiday, head to the wine producing region--said to be the most southerly in the world--and walk through the protected nature reserves surrounding the town. To personalize your trip to Queenstown, create itinerary details specific to you using our New Zealand trip builder.
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Where to stay in Queenstown

To enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu in a luxury setting, try one of the many boutique and long-established hotels of the downtown area. As a resort town, Queenstown also offers a range of more modest accommodations, ideal for adventurers, backpackers, and those eager to spend more time outside than in. These come in the form of hostels, rental apartments, campsites, and suburban motels. A good local bus service provides connections between the downtown and suburban areas, and out to the surrounding attractions, and many accommodations offer package tours.
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