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Queenstown hasn’t been dubbed the mecca of all things adrenaline for no reason. Adventure travellers from across the planet descend upon this place in search of the ultimate stoke.

Queenstown hasn’t been dubbed the mecca of all things adrenaline for no reason. Adventure travellers from across the planet descend upon this place in search of the ultimate stoke.

Whether it’s extreme downhill mountain biking and White Water River Rafting in the summer sun or a mid-winter apres ski-mission that you’re chasing. It’s safe to say Queenstown features high up in the pecking order on every traveler’s destination bucket list. 

The region is brimming with glacier lakes, cascading mountains, and breathtaking scenery. It’s never a dull moment. When you’re not pushing yourself to the limit, kick back and unwind by exploring the local bars and restaurants. Whether you spend 2 days or 2 weeks around these parts, it never feels like quite enough. 

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    Queenstown 

    Queenstown resides upon the water’s edge of Lake Wakitipu, a glacial lake formed some 15,000 years ago. At first glance, you may be mistaken by this sleepy-looking town which is in fact the adrenaline capital of the world. 

    It’s home to hundreds of activities such as the world-famous Shotover Jet owned and operated by Ngai Tahu, a local Maori tribe that has resided in the area for over 800 years.  

    In just a few hours you can easily bounce from one adventure to another. If you fancy Skydiving in the morning and Bungy Jumping in the afternoon you’ll still have time to fit in a quick lunch in between.

    If Bungy jumping, Canyon Swinging or Jet Boating isn’t up your street then we’d highly recommend venturing out on the TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak for a Gourmet Buffet Dinner. This incredible steam-powered cruise ship built in the same year as the Titanic is an epic 2-hour experience. 

    Any free day spent around Queenstown calls for a visit to Ben Lomond Peak, this idyllic lookout offers panoramic views over one of the world’s most spectacular towns. We recommend hiking or taking the Gondola up and walking down. Just make sure you check out the luge while you’re up there, you won’t be disappointed. 

    No trip to Queenstown would be complete without exploring the vast amounts of unique bars followed by the world-famous Ferg Burger (if you don’t know now you know). Trust us when we say they’re the best burgs in the galaxy… They taste even better after a night out too. 

    Wanaka 

    A short 1-hour drive away is the (slightly more) off-the-beaten-track town of Wanaka. If you’re planning on getting away from the hustle and bustle of Queenstown for some serious adventure action then look no further than this place. 

    Famed for its sensational snow-season at the likes of Cardrona and Treblecone where you can expect world-class skiing and snowboarding runs. 

    Summertime brings downhill mountain biking and top-level hiking trails, we recommend taking the 3-hour trek up to Roy’s Peak. The views won’t disappoint. 

    If you fancy yourself as a bit of an influencer… Or you just like taking a bloody good picture. Then why not check out ‘That Wanaka Tree’, guaranteed to get a few likes on the socials. 

    Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound

    Take a trip out of Queenstown and head across to Te Anau, the gateway to the Fiordlands National Park. Embrace the next level views en route and stop off in this quirky town for a cup of coffee. A fabulous glacial lake and glow worm caves are the offerings presented here. 

    Milford sound and Doubtful Sound are home to penguins, dolphins and seal colonies. Boat tours are the most popular way to explore these fiords. Out of this world views of cascading mountains trimmed with lush rainforest and waterfalls surround you. Pure bliss.

    The easiest way to get here is to do a Coach & Cruise combination, it’s easier than driving yourself and it’s super affordable too. If you’re up for flashing a bit of cash though you can skip the coach journey and make your way over the national park in a helicopter or low-flying plane 

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    “Take the cable car to to the skyline up top and checkout the great eating choices and take in incredible vistas while enjoying lunch.
    Watch the luge in action below and follow the parachutes gradually descending to the park so far below.”

    Doug Nichols

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