Queenstown, a resort town in the southwest of New Zealand's South Island has been described by many people as the adventure capital of the world. Why not? All types of adventures and thrilling activities are seen here from bungee jumping, canyon swinging, white water rafter, skiing, skydiving, mountain climbing, jet boating, mountain biking and more. This area is a perfect place for adrenaline junkie from all over the world.
On the other hand, there are less challenging activities for those who will visit the town for leisure and relaxation. You can go for a scenic walk along the shores of the lake, take a tour around Lake Wakatipu, go fishing or tour the local wineries. At night, you can dine on any of the numerous café and restaurants that populate the area and neighboring town.
A vacation in Queenstown usually starts on December 1 and ends on 28th of February when the weather is warm. It is a perfect time to enjoy plenty of touring like searching the Pounamu, a Maori native greenstone and learning about the area that was first established in 1880s.
Being the major center for snow sports in the country, Queenstown has excellent ski fields. Visitors from all over the country and many parts of the world come here in order to ski at Cardrona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone. You can test your skills and prowess on different slopes or get assistance from any of the people working in the area in order to get the best of your skiing experience.
Queenstown is also the departure point of tours going to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. A tour to this phenomenal area takes 12 hours. It will introduce you to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the region.
Accommodations in Queenstown are varied and plentiful but you must book before hand in order to find the best holiday rentals the town has to offer. As it gains recognition and popularity as one of the best tourist destinations in New Zealand, there is also a lot of competition for the best Queenstown holiday homes and luxury places. If you have enough money, take advantage of the hotels that are quite affordable and inexpensive.
Hostels, Farm stays, apartments and self- contained accommodations are fast gaining popularity as an affordable option for those who travel with a group or family members. Select the one that suits your budget and will provide the kind of service you need.
Queenstown is a favorite holiday destination. There are plenty of things to experience while in town. Make your vacation memorable by staying for a night or two at one of the towns' quality accommodation.