No-one’s ever visited Queenstown and said, ‘I’m bored’. Looking like a small town, but displaying the energy of a small city, Queenstown offers a mountain of activities. If your ‘Things to Do’ list contains bungy-jumping, caving, rafting, sledging, jetboating, skiing, skydiving and hang gliding, trained operators are waiting on your call right now.
Maximise bragging rights with your souvenir T-shirt in the town’s atmospheric restaurants, laid-back cafés and bustling bars. Be sure to also find a lakeside bench at sunrise or dusk and immerse yourself in one of NZ’s most beautiful views. It’s a pretty good option for an alfresco afternoon picnic as well.
Confident Queenstown is well used to visitors with international accents, so expect great tourist facilities, but also great big crowds, especially in summer and winter. Autumn (March to May) and spring (October to November) are slightly quieter, but Queenstown’s a year-round destination. The town’s restaurants and bars are regularly packed with a mainly young crowd that really know how to enjoy themselves on holiday. If you’re a more private soul, drop in to see what all the fuss is about, but then get and about by exploring the sublime wilderness further up the lake at Glenorchy.Show in Lonely Planet
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