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Queenstown

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Shallow Bay
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. Plan the details of your Queenstown holiday and any onward adventuring with our easy-to-use New Zealand holiday maker app.
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Spa
Spas
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Entertainment Center
Skyline Queenstown
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Duration: 3 hours
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Boat Tour
Boat Tours & Water Sports
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Duration: 2 hours
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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Water Body
Milford Sound Te Anau
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Hiking Trail
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Cave
Te Anau Glowworm Caves Te Anau
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Tours in Queenstown

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Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours
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Helicopter Tour
Helicopter Tours
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
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Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Hidden gems in Queenstown

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Winery / Vineyard
Peregrine Wines
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Fun & Games
Break One
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
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Hiking Trail
Queenstown Hill
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Trails in Queenstown

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Hiking Trail
Ben Lomond Track
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Biking Trail
Queenstown Trail
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Hiking Trail
Mt Crichton Loop Track
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Hiking Trail
Lake Alta Track
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Shopping in Queenstown

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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Bead Shop
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Gift & Specialty Shop
The Remarkable Sweetshop - Queenstown
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Flea Market
Remarkables Market
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Antique Store
The Barn
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Duration: 30 minutes
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Art Gallery
The Ivy Box
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Zipline
Zipline
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Wildlife Area
Kiwi Birdlife Park
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Garden
Queenstown Gardens
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Duration: 2h 30 min

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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