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I suspect most of us have heard of Queenstown. It is billed as the adventure capital of NZ and is a popular places for skiers to visit. It also has a reputation as a bit of a party town. So all in all, it's not a bad palce to visit.

Situated on the edge of Lake Wakatipu in Otago, Queenstown offers gorgeous scenery, fantastic activities, amazing dining experiences and some great leisure activities. And to top it all off, it's only a couple of hours flight from Auckland.

Don't plan on this for a day trip, but rather, get a group together and add this on at either the start or more likely the end of the World Masters Games. Somewhere to relax while also having some fun.

Oh, and did I mention the golf? Queenstown is the location for one of NZ's premier golf courses, Millwood. I challenge you to find a course with better scenery than Millwood, and although not an avid golfer myself, I am told by people that are, that it offers a challenge to match the scenery.

So what else can you do in Queenstown. Here's a short list of just a few of the activities that you can do in and around Queenstown: -

  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Jet Boating
  • Canyon Swing
  • Flying Fox
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Steamship Dinner Cruises
  • Bike Ride Tours
  • Winery Tours
  • Fly Fishing
  • Cultural Tours

And don't forget, like the Hobbiton Movie Set, Queenstown was one of the major filming locations for the Lord of the Rings trilogy, so for any movie buffs, it must be on their to-do list.

More Information

How to get there?

Jump on the Air NZ website and book some airfares from Auckland to Queenstown: -

Where is Queenstown?

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    @benjamin__brook here on my final day of the @QueenstownNZ takeover, back in the heart of Queenstown on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. This is one view that will never grow old, no matter how often you visit. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey around Queenstown this week, and I look forward to seeing you all again sometime soon! 🌏 #QueenstownLive
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    @benjamin__brook here with some spring colour and dramatic scenery from Millbrook Resort, just 15 minutes from the heart of Queenstown. Next time you’re in Queenstown, take the back road through Arthur’s Point for a more picturesque journey including some amazing views of Coronet Peak! 🏔 #QueenstownLive
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    @benjamin__brook here reporting from 5,000ft! Sometimes getting another vantage point can make all the difference, especially in a town with stunning mountainous views in every direction. Which direction would you fly in? 🚁 #QueenstownLive
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    @benjamin__brook here with my second photo for the week! This shot was taken on the picturesque road to the small town of Glenorchy. Next time you’re in Queenstown, make sure you include this incredible drive on your list of adventures! This road is considered by many one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand! #QueenstownLive
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    @benjamin__brook here and I’m absolutely ecstatic to share with you all, some of my favourite shots & iconic spots around the Queenstown area for the next week! This shot was captured at the beginning of spring this year at the famous Lake Wakatipu. Can you guess where? #QueenstownLive
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    The last glimmer of golden light ☀️ Image @momentaddictphotography #QueenstownLive
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    Who else loves an early morning Queenstown sunrise over the Remarkables? Image @koskphotography #QueenstownLive
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    Who’s made it to the top of Ben Lomond? Make sure your check in with our DOC office on Stanley Street if you are planning on doing any day hikes in the area 🏃🏻‍♀️conditions can change quickly, so be prepared! Image @run_aways_nz #QueenstownLive
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    Who else has experienced a view like this in Queenstown? There are so many walks and hikes easily accessed, from downtown, so you can also get a birds eye view of Queenstown. Image @backpackonabudget #queenstownlive
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    Starting your Monday morning off right, with a photo of the Queenstown gardens looking magnificent 😍 Image @thisisjessharkins #queenstownlive
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    Queenstown supports the Tiaki promise, to care for people and place. If we look after our land now, the land will continue to look after the future generations. Check out our Insta story for more details.
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    Anyone for a spot of golf surrounded by breathtaking views? #QueenstownLive Image @jackspointqt
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    We like to call this colour Wakatipu Blue 😍 Image @gigi_ontheroad #QueenstownLive
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    Beautiful capture of one of the most incredible drives in New Zealand, by @mycameraandbackpack #QueenstownLive
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    Spring colours in the Queenstown Gardens. Image @qrcqueenstown #QueenstownLive
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    Catching the colours in Glenorchy. Image @a_home_in_a_thousand_places #QueenstownLive
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    Those views though! Who’s played golf at one of the seven golf courses in Queenstown? Yes seven! Not to mention the 19th hole, which we are also quite good at too ⛳️🥂🍻
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    It gets us every time too. Image @engagedmedianz #QueenstownLive
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    Finding zen in Queenstown. Image by @steve_jl_phototunes sculpture by Shane Woolridge #QueenstownLive
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    Not long until more of these beauties will be out! What an amazing long weekend of sun it has been. Image @flicksbyjosh #QueenstownLive
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