Queenstown Vacations

An extremely popular destination for adventure seekers and scenery lovers, Queenstown is on the shores of Lake Wakatipu within spitting distance of the aptly named The Remarkables mountain range. Having played a role in movies from the Lord of the Rings to the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Queenstown offers real life adrenaline rushes like ... Read more
bungee jumping and sky diving in abundance. One of New Zealand’s most beautiful places, Queenstown is best enjoyed at full force, diving into the intense party scene, nature and adventure that it has to offer.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Queenstown is an awesome destination for anyone who loves adventure, nature, and relaxation! There is so much to do & see, you will never be bored!

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Foster City, California, USA

Queenstown is very tranquil, peaceful picturesque town surrounded by lake and mountains all around. Best place for outdoor activities & excursions in this area so Queenstown is a great place to base your adventures from.

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Salt Lake City

Queenstown is so pretty with its setting by a crystal blue Wakapitu lake.
Strolling downtown, lake sides and gondola lift are a unforgettable memoriesz

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Reno, Nevada, USA

This city has a friendly and energetic vibe. There are tons of activities for the adventurous. Those seeking a calmer day can find plenty to do as well. Queenstown is also full of great places to eat.

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Sydney, Australia

Queenstown is a really likeable town in a beautiful setting on the edge of the lake with great restaurants, fast food, outdoor equipment shops, clothes shops and being surrounded by great wineries they have good wine.

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London

Great place, so much to do you could be here weeks and only do a quarter of it!

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

You should definitely go to the South island and visit this place. Also, from here you can go to Invercargill and Dunedin too.

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Auckland, New Zealand

Get your heart racing in stunning Queenstown, the ‘Adrenaline Capitol of the World’. From sky diving and bungy jumping to rafting and jet boating, the options are endless. This stunning four-season lake and alpine resort town is fantastically scenic and a haven for every kind of outdoor activity you can imagine. Surrounded by majestic mountains and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown has awe inspiring landscapes, abundance of activities and a thriving party scene you don’t want to miss.

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San Diego

Known as the adventure capital of the world - and with good reason - Queenstown is the quintessential lakefront town with something for everyone. Thrill seekers will never be bored with a myriad of options from which to choose: sky-diving, bungee jumping, cliff swinging, jet boating, paragliding, hang-gliding, the list goes on. Visitors with a tamer view of life can take wine tasting tours, go horseback riding, sail on Lake Wakatipu in the 100-year-old steam boat, or ride the famous gondola up the mountain (with a luge ride option) for spectacular views. After dark, hit the nightlife scene and join pub crawls, sip cocktails in the ice bars, or dance the night away at clubs. For a small town with a big city feel, Queenstown is your destination - and many stay longer than they originally intended.

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Queenstown - The adventure capital of the world! The birthplace of bungy jumping and the home to jet boating, white water rafting, skiing, mountain biking and every other adventure activity you can think of. Not the adventurous type - there are walks, wineries, stunning scenery, shopping, great restaurants, hip bars and some of the best scenery going.

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