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Natural wonders from above
When in Queenstown see some of the most jaw-dropping views in the world
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Summer adventures
Enjoy the fresh, cool alpine air while white water rafting, cycling or hiking in Queenstown
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Majestic day trips near Queenstown
Pack your bags and discover the pure beauty of Queenstown, Central Otago and more
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Top sights in Queenstown

Queenstown is the ultimate travel destination to enjoy the outdoors and get a breath of fresh air. There is always something to do at every passing season, from taking a dip in the clear lakes in summer and walking along trails during spring, to witnessing the gorgeous valleys and mountain ranges in autumn and having fun in the snow during winter. Fall in love with nature with this list of Queenstown New Zealand attractions!

Milford Sound

There’s no better way to start your adventure in New Zealand than one of the most breathtaking places on earth. Located in Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound is often called the eighth wonder of the world because of its magnificent cliffs, misty waterfalls, and alluring dark waters. Go on a scenic cruise or bus ride and get the chance to spot friendly dolphins and adorable penguins! Rain or shine, this fiord promises a view worth remembering!
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Lake Wakatipu

Witness the beauty of nature on a trip to the longest lake in New Zealand. Situated in the southwest of the Otago region, discover ‘the lake that breathes’ surrounded by majestic mountains. A popular Maori legend explains the magical and steady rise and fall of the waters as the heartbeat of a sleeping giant at the bottom of the lake. Enjoy a relaxing cruise or dive into its crystal clear waters! You can even go kayaking, swimming, or boating during the summer.
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Routeburn Track

For those looking for more adventurous Queenstown activities, grab your shoes, bottle of water, and backpack for a panoramic hike on Routeburn Track! This is one of the most popular tracks in New Zealand featuring towering peaks, mirror lakes, and cascading waterfalls that surround you. The 33-kilometer trail is one of the shortest of the Fiordland Great Walks, so you don’t have to worry about getting too tired - although the spectacular views might just take your breath away! This is not a loop track, so you can decide between starting your journey at The Divide or at Routeburn Shelter.
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Coronet Peak Ski Area

Enter a winter wonderland just 20 minutes away from central Queenstown! Coronet Peak Ski Area has over 40 kilometers of snowy slopes that are perfect for exciting winter sports. Welcome to first-timers and children, skiing and snowboarding lessons with the patient instructors are available, as well as other activities such as building a snowman or riding the lifts and snow sleds. Make sure to try the unique night skiing experience where you can glide down the slopes with an amazing view of the sunset and lively music.
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Why people love Queenstown

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Skyline Gondola and Luge Ride with Lunch/Dinner
It is very suitable to take the cable car in the evening, go karting on the top of the mountain, and watch the sunset at sunset, you can have a panoramic view of Queenstown. It is recommended to buy more than three kartings. The first one is for beginners to practice the track more smoothly, and the subsequent track is more exciting. There are also many lazy bones, tables and chairs on the side of the track for resting and watching the scenery.

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NZONE Skydive Queenstown
Originally, we could not make the trip due to the weather, but in the end we returned to Queenstown to book this activity. It was very nervous, because the skydiving in the afternoon did not know whether it was possible until noon that day. Fortunately, we could complete this life list at the end! Because of the price, there is no option to purchase a third-person shooting, but the coach will help with the shooting during the whole process, including recording some videos before the start to record the current feelings and feelings. It is a great itinerary and it is worth participating!

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TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise
The activity is very tight. I always feel that I haven’t stayed in the ranch for long enough and I can’t enjoy it leisurely. I will help take pictures before boarding the boat. You can buy photos. However, because there are too many people, there will be no time to take pictures in the back, so if If you want to buy, it is recommended to line up early. Lunch is not bad, but the meat part needs to be used earlier, and there are empty plates in the back. You can sit near the piano on the return boat, and there will be grandma playing the piano and singing. It is very pleasant Memories of the boat ride.

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Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Luge Ride with Optional Buffet Lunch or Dinner
It is very suitable to take the cable car in the evening, go karting on the top of the mountain, and watch the sunset at sunset, you can have a panoramic view of Queenstown. It is recommended to buy more than three kartings. The first one is for beginners to practice the track more smoothly, and the subsequent track is more exciting. There are also many lazy bones, tables and chairs on the side of the track for resting and watching the scenery.

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Skydive Queenstown Experience with NZONE
Originally, we could not make the trip due to the weather, but in the end we returned to Queenstown to book this activity. It was very nervous, because the skydiving in the afternoon did not know whether it was possible until noon that day. Fortunately, we could complete this life list at the end! Because of the price, there is no option to purchase a third-person shooting, but the coach will help with the shooting during the whole process, including recording some videos before the start to record the current feelings and feelings. It is a great itinerary and it is worth participating!

5 /5

Highly recommended
TSS Earnslaw Steamship Cruise in Queenstown
The activity is very tight. I always feel that I haven’t stayed in the ranch for long enough and I can’t enjoy it leisurely. I will help take pictures before boarding the boat. You can buy photos. However, because there are too many people, there will be no time to take pictures in the back, so if If you want to buy, it is recommended to line up early. Lunch is not bad, but the meat part needs to be used earlier, and there are empty plates in the back. You can sit near the piano on the return boat, and there will be grandma playing the piano and singing. It is very pleasant Memories of the boat ride.

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