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Queenstown New Zealand


Queenstown New Zealand
Queenstown is a very touristic town all year round - summer through winter. This is the destination for South and North Island skiers and snowboarders alike. This is the number 1 international destination for adventure sports and activities. Jump from a plane, throw yourself from a bridge, or just chill out by the lake - the options are boundless. Queenstown is a 45-minute flight or roughly 6-hour drive from Christchurch. Nearby areas of interest include Milford Sound within Fiordland, Wanaka, Cromwell, Glenorchy, and Arrowtown - all part of the extraordinary Southern Lakes region. The Waitaki Valley and Mount Cook each are about three hours' drive from Queenstown.
Travel guides for Queenstown: Viator.com, queenstown.com
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What to do in Queenstown

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Queenstown Combos    0.2 KM Queenstown
Our range of Queenstown Combos products provide you with the opportunity to combine many of New Zealand's 'tourism icon' attractions into your itinerary. They are designed for all levels of adventure offering you better value and improved use of your time.
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Thunder Jet Queenstown    0.4 KM Queenstown
From the comfort of the state-of-the-art Jet boats Thunder Jet offers guests one hour of high-speed adventure as they get up close and personal with the dramatic alpine scenery. Traversing over 47km of waterways on Queenstown's Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River you'll experience exclusive untouched wilderness surrounded by spectacular mountains and sheer cliff faces.
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Action packed adventure morning tour    0.3 KM Queenstown
This organized tour for a morning in Queenstown visits some of the biggest attractions in the area. This is a wakeup call experience in a morning including views from Queenstown Hill, AJ Hackett's Bungy jumping bridge, Gibbston valley wine tasting, Kawarau Gorge Lord of the Rings filming location, Arrowtown visit and the jet boating Shotover Gorge.
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Dart River jet boating tour    29.4 KM Queenstown
This full day tour from Queenstown combines ancient forest discovery with an exhilarating jet boat ride along the Dart River. The tours bases in Glenorchy at the top of Lake Wakatipu starting with the Dart River Jet Safaris. A guided walk through an ancient native beech forest follows with Maori legends and greenstone trail discovery. A 4-wheel drive journey also accesses more spectacular remote locations.
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Packrafting New Zealand    0.2 KM Queenstown
Whether you want to challenge your boundaries or are solely looking for a relaxing and unique way to see areas of our great wilderness that lay off the beaten track, we can cater for you. Our fun packed packrafting day trip is created as an overall outdoors experience. Hike, climb, swim, play, raft or simply float and take in the breathtaking scenery, armed with your own paddle, a packraft and walking boots the opportunities are endless.
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Queenstown Wine Trail    1.2 KM Queenstown
Queenstown Wine Trail offers personalized tours with knowledgeable experienced wine guides, at the helm, ensuring that guests have fun and enjoy a premier wine tasting experience. Travelling time is kept to a minimum between wineries with the emphasis firmly on indulgence - in luxurious world class wines, locally made tasty cheeses, an optional scrumptious winery lunch, and unwinding among stunning South Island scenery.
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The Remarkables ski resort    12.1 KM Queenstown
Ski or ride at the Remarkables. For beginners, novices, youth and entire families The Remarkables is the natural choice. Its high alpine location, north facing sunny aspect, fantastic terrain parks, great snow and friendly, relaxed nature makes it a true alpine experience for all ages.
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List of extreme sports and activities    1.5 KM Queenstown
A list of popular different activities in Queenstown: Bungy-jumping, Rafting, Jet-boating, and many more.
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Hot Air Ballooning    5.8 KM Queenstown
Sunrise Balloons have the expertise and knowledge to make your trip a truly everlasting experience. Experience the unique sensation of floating with the breeze! Get a bird's eye view of filming locations used in "Lord of the Rings" Wonderful photo opportunities with views of the Southern Alps and lakes. After a spectacular sunrise, indulge in a glass of champagne.
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Dart River Safaris and Funyaks, Glenorchy    0.3 KM Queenstown
A magical journey into the untouched wilderness of a World Heritage Area. The Safari is a jet boat, forest walk and back road combination, allow 6 hours from Queenstown. Funyaks is a full day and includes jet boat and inflatable Funyak canoe. On both options you'll see Paradise, film location for Lord of the Rings.
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Nomad Safaris    0.3 KM Queenstown
Multiple Tourism Award winning Qualmark endorsed four wheel drive safari company. Unparalleled products - from Middle-earth experiences with our safari of Lord The Rings tours to original adventures in the high country exploring the old gold pioneering settlements of Macetown, Skippers Canyon and The Dart.
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Mountain biking For Mountain bikers    2.4 KM Queenstown
Fat-Tyre Adventures Ltd, the most comprehensive guided mountain biking business in New Zealand, from Heli-biking, fantastic cross country riding and 7 & 14 day single track off road riding around the South Island or a 3 day Central Otago MTB trip.
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Rippled Earth kayaks    29.8 KM Queenstown
A relaxed day kayaking at the head of Lake Wakatipu. Tours leave at 10am to enjoy a day in the sun, we spend our day kayaking among the remote islands near the Southwest New Zealand World Herigate Area, these conservation reserves are home to many NZ native birds not often found elsewhere, with a short walk through the forest and refreshments on the beach we'll have you back to Queentown by 3pm
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Skydive Queenstown    0.3 KM Queenstown
It takes a certain kind of person to jump out an aircraft from 15,000ft. It takes courage. Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you reach terminal velocity/200kph. The personal challenge is immense! Located amidst the most breath-taking scenery in the world. Achievement doesn't come sweeter!
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The Helicopter Line - Queenstown    4.5 KM Queenstown
Set against a backdrop of The Remarkables Mountain Range and nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is a picture perfect alpine paradise. The many exciting activities available in this natural playground have earned Queenstown the reputation as the 'Adventure Capital of the World.' The Helicopter Line offers a range of scenic flights to suit all itineraries.
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Milford Sound Scenic Flights    6.5 KM Queenstown
The flight from Queenstown through the Southern Alps and into the majestic Milford Sound is internationally acclaimed as one of the most magnificent flights in the world, with spectacular views of the World Heritage Area and Fiordland National Park. Your flight connects with Mitre Peak Cruises so you can discover the sights and sounds of one of the world's most famous waterways.
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Current and upcoming events in Queenstown

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Otautahi folk singer-songwriter Amiria Grenell is releasing her highly anticipated fourth album The winter light on March 15th. To celebrate the release of this ethereal new album + new single 'The Ghost in You', she will be heading out on tour to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sherwood - Queenstown   Distance: 2.8 KM from Queenstown
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Hailed by critics as a “gifted young pianist of genuine substance” and “New Zealand’s most notable young emerging pianist,” Sylvia Jiang is a brilliant performer on the rise. For her debut national tour as a soloist, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre - Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.9 KM from Queenstown
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Acclaimed as demonstrating "accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity in perfect balance and tonal unity" (The Dominion Post), the Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand's finest chamber music ensembles. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre - Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.9 KM from Queenstown
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Acclaimed as demonstrating "accomplished brilliance, soulfulness and sublime intensity in perfect balance and tonal unity" (The Dominion Post), the Aroha String Quartet is firmly established as one of New Zealand's finest chamber music ensembles. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre - Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.9 KM from Queenstown
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The Karlsruhe Concert Duo, founded with the cellist Reinhard Armleder and the pianist Dagmar Hartmann is very successful and in demand in Germany and abroad.     The ensemble has established itself not least by winning several ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre - Wanaka, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 52.9 KM from Queenstown
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Described as a “national treasure” and “New Zealand’s most indispensable ensemble” (William Dart, NZ Herald), NZTrio - He Taonga Wairere is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Lodge at The Hills - Arrowtown, Queenstown Lakes   Distance: 16 KM from Queenstown
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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Queenstown

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Queenstown Lake View Holiday Park    0.4 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Queenstown Holiday Park Creeksyde    0.6 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Q Box Queenstown    1.2 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Queenstown Lake Whakatipu    2.4 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
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Twelve Mile Delta Conservation Park    5.1 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
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Frankton Motor Camp    5.2 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
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Arrowtown Born Of Gold Holiday Park    16.8 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
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Kawarau Bridge Reserve    18.7 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
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Free Greenstone Station Road Carpark .    27.2 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   Free
 
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Glenorchy Lake Wakatipu    29.6 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
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Lake Wakatipu Kingston    30.1 KM Queenstown
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
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