Best Time to Visit: All Through the Year
Time Zone: GMT +12
Driving Side: Left Side
Located in south west of New Zealand’s south island is the resort town in Otago, known as Queenstown. Built around an inlet on the thin lightening-shaped Lake Wakatipu, the town offers some of the most spectacular and beautiful views of the nearby mountain ranges. According to popular folklore, the place received its name after a local gold digger proclaimed that this town was perfect for Queen Victoria. Today, this place is known for its adventure tourism and people come from far and wide to indulge in the adrenalin-rushing activities here. Loaded with many places to see and interesting tourist attractions, Queenstown is definitely a must-see place. Check out information on the fun things to do in Queenstown.
Things to Do in Queenstown
Set Your Adrenalin Rushing
Queenstown will provide the ultimate relief to all your adventure cravings. This place has a variety of adventure sports to indulge in, which surely will leave you asking for more. Take your pick from a long list of activities like jet boats, bungee jump, skiing, river surfing, canyon swing, sky diving, mountain biking, paragliding, etc. Want to feel like an eagle soaring high in the skies above? Then dive off a plane and experience the thrill of sky-diving first hand. Love water? Then river surfing, boating and parasailing are the perfect choices for you. Want to explore nature? Go for mountain biking, trekking and camping in the dense and beautiful woods. There is something for everyone at Queenstown.
Exploring the Town
Beautiful mountains, mystical lanes and the gurgling of heavy bike engines - sounds like fun? You bet it is! Hop on a macho-looking Harley Davidson and explore this lovely town feeling absolutely out of this world. The roads meandering through Queenstown are perfect for biking and exploring. You will come across New Zealand's highest mountain, Mt Cook and Aoraki on your way. The biking tour is usually guided and you can expect to have immense fun on your expedition. If you are all alone, you can also join a group of tourists who may be exploring the place and make new friends on the way!
Queenstown is a hub for all those who love to shop around. Visit the Queenstown Town Center, which is a charming little place where you can expect to find some of the most renowned international labels and also the best of the designs and fashion of New Zealand. In case you are looking for a different and unique shopping experience all together, then go for a stroll down the Buckingham Street, which has many shops that offer not just clothes, knitwear and leather products, but also shops that offer jade, greenstone, crystal and gold. Every shopper will have something unique and memorable after shopping in Queenstown and will cherish this trip forever.