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Travel Guide of Queenstown in New Zealand by Influencers and Travelers


Queenstown is a resort town in Otago in the south-west of New Zealand's South Island. It has an urban population of 15,650, making it the 27th-largest urban area in New Zealand.


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1 - Queenstown Trail

   9 km away

The Queenstown Trail is a cycle and walking trail funded as one of the projects of the New Zealand Cycle Trail system in Otago, New Zealand. It links the towns of Queenstown, Arrowtown, the suburb of Jack's Point and the area of Gibbston.

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2 - Cecil Peak

   9 km away

Cecil Peak is a mountain in the Wakatipu Basin, New Zealand and reaches a height of 1,978 metres. It is on the south side of Lake Wakatipu south-southwest of Queenstown, and is highly prominent from around this area.

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3 - Scenic Flights in Queenstown

   6 km away

Experience a stunning scenic flight over Milford Sound combined with an amazing cruise surrounded by the extraordinary beauty of the area! Milford Sound scenic flights are the best way to reach this isolated gem situated on the West Coast of the Sout...

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4 - Ben Lomond Track

Ben Lomond is a mountain located close to Queenstown, New Zealand. It was named after Ben Lomond in Scotland by the early shepherd Duncan McAusland. The summit lies approximately 4 km northwest of the town centre, and reaches a height of 1,748 metres.

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5 - Skyline Queenstown

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6 - Quad biking in Queenstown

As the home of New Zealand's best off road riding, let this family of motorcycle and quad bike champions treat you to the 'ride of your life'. Quad and Dirt Bike Tours offer customised outings for families, beginner and experienced riders over ...

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7 - Lake Hayes

   12 km away

Lake Hayes is a small lake in the Wakatipu Basin in Central Otago, in New Zealand's South Island. It is located close to the towns of Arrowtown and Queenstown.

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8 - Lake Alta

   12 km away

Lake Alta is a glacial lake in The Remarkables near Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand. It is approximately 500 metres by 250 metres in size and freezes over in the winter months. At this time it is used by skiers and snowboarders.

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9 - Rafting in Queenstown

Experience the best of the Shotover River with two of its most famous activities - jet boating and white water rafting! Race through the dramatic Shotover River Canyons before your skilled driver sends you from high speeds into a 360 degree spin. Con...

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10 - Lake Wakatipu

   13 km away

Lake Wakatipu is an inland lake in the South Island of New Zealand. It is in the southwest corner of the Otago region, near its boundary with Southland. Lake Wakatipu comes from the original Māori word Whakatipu wai-māori. With a length of 80 kilometres, it is New Zealand's longest lake, and, at 291 km², its third largest. The lake is also very deep, its floor being below sea level, with a maximum depth of 380 metres. It is at an altitude of 310 metres, towards the southern end of the Southern Alps. The general topography is a reversed "N" shape or "dog leg".

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11 - Walter Peak

   14 km away

Walter Peak is a mountain located near Queenstown, New Zealand. It has a height of 1,800 metres. It is regularly visited by the TSS Earnslaw steamship, which takes passengers to the base of the mountain to visit the Walter Peak High Country Farm.

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12 - Helicopter tours in Queenstown

   6 km away

Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world. There is no other place on earth where you can find so many varied products to exhilarate and thrill. But remove all of the adventure activities and you are still left with one the most stunning alpin...

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13 - Arrowtown

   16 km away

Arrowtown is a historic gold mining town in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand. Arrowtown is located on the banks of the Arrow River approximately 7.5 km from State Highway 6.

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14 - The Remarkables

   19 km away

The Remarkables are a mountain range and skifield in Otago in the South Island of New Zealand. Located on the southeastern shore of Lake Wakatipu, the range lives up to its name by rising sharply to create an impressive backdrop for the waters.

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15 - 4x4 in Queenstown

Enjoy a slice of middle earth with a 4x4 Discovery of the rings tour, a highlights tour of Lord of the Rings film locations. The 4x4 excursion begins with a breath-taking journey along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to the township of Glenorchy, exposin...

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16 - Crown Range

   22 km away

The Crown Range lies to the east of the Wakatipu Basin in Otago, New Zealand. It is noted for two features, the Cardrona Alpine Resort, on the slopes of the 1900 metre Mount Cardrona, and a highway, known as the Crown Range Road, which winds steeply between Arrow Junction, just south of Arrowtown, and Wanaka to the north.

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17 - Dart River-Te Awa Whakatipu

   36 km away

The Dart River, Te Awa Wakatipu in the Māori language, flows through rugged forested country in the southwestern South Island of New Zealand.

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18 - Roys Peak

   48 km away

Roy's Peak is a mountain in New Zealand, standing between Wanaka and Glendhu Bay. It offers a full-day's walk with views across Lake Wanaka and up to the peak of Mount Aspiring / Tititea.

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19 - Routeburn Track

   48 km away

The Routeburn Track is a world-renowned, 32 km tramping track found in the South Island of New Zealand. The track can be done in either direction, starting on the Queenstown side of the Southern Alps, at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu or on the Te Anau side, at the Divide, several kilometres from the Homer Tunnel to Milford Sound.

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