Queenstown New Zealand Information site
| ABOUT QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND|
Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown will feed your imagination, fuel your passions and revitalise your spirit.
Rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal clear air, and just so much to do. From bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, Queenstown has it all.
HISTORY OF QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALANDLake Wakatipu in 1859. For a snapshot of early settlers' lives, visit John Williams's cottage in Queenstown, built in 1864, or the Lakes District Museum in nearby Arrowtown.
HOLIDAY DESTINATION QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALANDThe development of aircraft and road access has allowed visitors to easily reach this beautiful destination from anywhere in the world. Queenstown the "Adventure Capital" tag. Wine growing regions, villages rich in history, high country sheep farming and primordial world heritage areas sit alongside this international standard tourism resort.
ACCOMMODATION QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
RESTAURANTS QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
A cosmopolitan cafe and restaurant scene is designed to satisfy all palates and all budgets, and the region is renowned for its wines.
ACTIVITIES QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
Queenstown has a vast range of adventure activities to chose from such as jet boating and bunji jumping as well as more relaxed options such Scenic Flights. In fact Queenstown has been called The adventure capital of the world!
Activities Group photos
For General Information, advice and Booking services go to Booking
LORD OF THE RINGS QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALANDLord of the Rings locations. Fans will recognise the Misty Mountains, Isengard, the Ford of Bruinen, Lothlorien. These are some of the many locations in this area.Glenorchy Air is already including some of the Hobbit locations into its Trilogy Trail tours.
Want to visit these magical places by land or air? Contact trilogytrail.com
MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALANDMilford Sound Is the premier day trip from Queenstown. Milford Sound Photos
Transport in Milford Sound: Options available in Milford include cruises and nature walks. It takes a full day by road and half a day by air, if you also do the cruise of the fiord which is a popular option. See our Milford Sound Webcam.
SCENIC FLIGHTS FROM QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
Taking a flight from Queenstown is a spectacular way to enjoy the magnificent scenery which this area as to offer. The prime attractions accessible from Queenstown by air are Milford Sound, Mount Cook and The Glaciers. Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest peak and surrounded by stunning glaciers. The South Island has a number of glaciers and these can be seen either on a glacier flight or on a flight to Milford with Glenorchy Air. Glenorchy Air is rated No one of 108 tours in Queenstown on tripadvisor.
CRUISES ON MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALAND
We recommend Southern Discoveries at Milford Sound.
Glenorchy Air provides half day trips to Milford with cruise on the the fiord at Milford or two hour short duration visits. All flights go via the glaciers of the Southern Alps. For more information about tours and scenic flights and our Safety Policy see: Glenorchy Air
AIRPORT AND TRACK TRANSPORT FROM QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
For transport at night see Night Bus
This stunning region really is like no other. Visually arresting natural features share centre stage with vibrant resort towns, rich cultural diversity, primordial heritage areas, striking mountain ranges and sophisticated hospitality. The Southern Lakes scenery and culture has inspired Hollywood movie makers, poets, artists, authors, musicians, and every sort of adventurer as well as more usual everyday people. A rich tapestry of shimmering lakes, rugged mountains and a strong southern culture combines to offer a unique four season destination.
This Queenstown Visitor Information Centre and website is provided by Robert & Janet Rutherford, owners of Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Company Ltd.
You are most welcome to contact us with any questions about activities, tours and accommodation in the Queenstown area. Our area of regular operations extends from Stewart Island in the south to Christchurch in the north.