Do you know that Queenstown got its name as it was considered fit for Queen Victoria? Interesting, isn’t it! However, the town has come to be recognised as the adrenaline capital of the world, owing to the number of adventure activities it offers. The place is a must visit if you have even a single adventure activity in your bucket list. The best thing about Queenstown is that it can be visited all round the year and yet, it will never disappoint you. Whatever is your age, Queenstown has one or the other adventure activity fit for you. With its remarkable scenery and stunning locations, this place will never let you down.
Twenty minutes from Queenstown, Arrowtown’s gold-mining history is alive and vibrant. Visit the Lakes District Museum or go gold panning. Forty minutes from Queenstown at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu is rural Glenorchy and Paradise Valley. From here it’s a short drive into the Mt Aspiring National Park and the start of some of New Zealand’s great walks.