Explore the lovely city of Queenstown
Queenstown, the mountain kingdom of New Zealand, is truly a wonderful city to visit. In springtime, the trees are colored with blossoms, the days lengthen and the slopes are still bathed in a soft white creating the perfect playground for skiers and snow boarders. In the lush valleys, adventure sports are plentiful as are calming walks that soothe the senses and calm the business-tired mind. This small piece of adventurers paradise, combined with the conveniences of a city and many star attractions, are just some of the things that make Queenstown such a great place to visit.
Queenstown is sometimes called the Adventure Capital of the World. This is because it offers such a wide variety of mind-numbing, adrenalin stirring activities in a wonderful environment. Here you can bungee jump, skydive, mountain climb, cycle, raft, kayak, ride horses, fly, sail, river surf, jet boat, fish, snowmobile, snowboard, ski, dance, hang-glide, heli-ski, parapente or go canyoning. With such a wide range of thrilling activities, any adrenaline junkie would be in his or her element.
But when you look past the mass of nail-biting activities, Queenstown has even more to offer. Over the years, it has been quietly expanding other features, such as wineries, art galleries and golf courses. You can go on quiet forest walks - for a few hours or a couple of days at a time - or dance the night away at one of the many non-stop all night clubs. There is also a picturesque retail area where you can shop 365 days a year. More unusual shops can be found in Arrowtown - a great place for buying mementos.
The wide variety of food and wine available is also appealing. The level of service and standard of food is very high, catering to a pleasurable eating experience each time you indulge in culinary delights.
Queenstown has also more recently been the site of many movies in the making. From Lord of the Rings to Vertical Limit, the number of movies (and commercials) made here is steadily growing. You might even see one of your favorite actors while whiling away your time here - who knows? Queenstown has an attraction to suit everyone.