Queenstown - Wanaka
Queenstown is probably already at the top of your bucket list if you’re an adrenaline junkie. There is a smorgasbord of adventure activities available; skiing and snowboarding in winter and bungy jumping, skydiving, jet boating, horse trekking, white water rafting and cycling available year-round.
Famous for the majestic alpine landscape, Queenstown was featured in The Lord Of The Rings films. With a host of great accommodation, restaurants and cafes, cosmopolitan Queenstown attracts everyone from backpackers to luxury travelers. Queenstown is also perfect for honeymooners with cosy chalets, spas, wineries and a vibrant dining scene.
For cyclists, the Queenstown Cycle trail is a must, taking you to historical gold mining area Arrowtown and past the famous Kawarau Bungy jumping bridge. The Valley of Vines, Gibbston Valley is also best enjoyed by bike where you will meet the region’s wine makers and sample world-class Pinot Noir.
Wanaka is an adventure playground with a slightly more laid-back vibe. Head to Lake Wanaka to explore the crystal clear lake set upon a backdrop of majestic mountains.
Home to some of the best skiing and park terrain in the country over the winter months, with beautiful day walks and cycle trails throughout the summer.
Mount Aspiring national park offers true wilderness with beech forests, rock forms, mountains, glaciers, rivers and lakes that can be explored by foot on the many walking tracks or by scenic flight and jetboat.
The town of Wanaka is a haven for food and wine lovers with a vibrant café and restaurant scene as well as local farmers markets showcasing the region’s award-winning produce. At the Cardrona Distillery sample New Zealand’s only single malt whiskey and don’t forget to stop in at one of the region’s cellar doors for world-class Pinot Noir.
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