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Those looking for relaxation can

enjoy world-class golf courses,

explore backcountry on foot

or bike, sample award-winning

Central Otago wines and superb

local cuisine or explore the town’s

many shops, galleries, bars and



This vibrant, compact town offers

a huge range of adrenaline

pumping activities like skydiving,

bungy jumping, jet boating, zip

lining, rafting, paragliding, skiing,

snowboarding, mountain biking

and hiking.


Visit the nearby picturesque

Arrowtown to discover the

rich history of goldmining. Its

quaint tree-lined streets are

a seamless blend of past and

present, featuring old miners’

cottages, and a restored Chinese

Village alongside intimate cafes,

boutiques and galleries.

A true slice of paradise sits a

spectacular 45-minute drive

northwest of Queenstown at the

end of Lake Wakatipu. Glenorchy

is the gateway to some of New

Zealand’s most epic scenery and

once there  you can enjoy the

tranquillity of the wilderness,

lakeside walks, jet boating, horse

riding, kayaking and hiking.

Accommodation options range

from budget to five-star, with

holiday parks, backpacker

properties and motels alongside

B&Bs, international hotel chains,

and luxury lodges. Start planning

your own adventure at


The Queenstown Trail was

launched in late 2012 and is a

110km network of trails which

link the popular tourism spots of

Queenstown Bay, Frankton, Lake

Hayes, Arrowtown, and Gibbston’s

‘valley of vines’.  Classed as a

New Zealand Great Ride, the trail

follows pristine rivers, lakes and

mountain ranges and provides

easy access to iconic Queenstown

experiences including bungy

jumping, jet boating and wine

tasting.  The trail has an easy

to intermediate gradient and is

designed for maximum choice

- it can be cycled or walked as a

whole or in sections depending on

time and preference.


2 hr return walk

The walk starts from Belfast

Terrace, within walking distance

from the Queenstown CBD and

gives 360 degree panoramic

views over Queenstown and

Lake Wakatipu at the top.

Information panels guide walkers

along a Queenstown ‘time walk’,

culminating in the ‘Basket of

Dreams’ millennium sculpture.


30 min loop walk

This easy, flat walk starts at

the lakefront and follows the

peninsula around to Frankton

Arm with sweeping views up the

lake to Glenorchy and down to



The gateway to and from

Queenstown is a great starting

point to explore the region.

Activities in Frankton include

walking or biking on the

local lakeside tracks, golf and

swimming, then stock up at the

Remarkables Park shopping centre

adjacent to the airport, or at

nearby The Landing or Five Mile,

and head south on SH6.

Must do...



Cycle the Queenstown Trail