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What to do in Queenstown
Queenstown is a gorgeous city in New Zealand’s South Island. Travellers and tourists from around the world visit Queenstown for its scenic views, natural sites, tons of spots for outdoor activities, and the relaxed lifestyle of locals. So if you’re deciding where to start travelling in NZ, Queenstown should be one of your top choices.
One of the best reasons to travel to Queenstown is the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu and mountain scenery. For more eye candy from nature, ride the Skyline Gondola to Bob’s Peak and enjoy the breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Walter Peak.
Be in the presence of exotic plants and native trees at the vibrant Queenstown Gardens. This place is truly Instagram-worthy and also a lovely spot to share with someone you love. Did you fly to New Zealand for the kiwi? Then say hello to the country’s national symbol at Kiwi Birdlife Park.
Of course, Queenstown is also famous for outdoor adventures. Fly high and go parasailing at Lake Wakatipu. Feel the adrenaline in your veins with some white water rafting in Shotover River. Conquer the trails of Rabbit Ridge with your mountain bike. Then enjoy skiing and snowboarding in cool spots like Snow Park, Snow Farm, Treble Cone, and Cardrona.
Experience one of the best scenic flights in the world when you ride a helicopter around Queenstown, Milford Sound, and Fiordland. It’s an experience you will never forget.
Feel like a kiwi yourself and join the city’s great events like the amazing American Express Queenstown Winter Festival and the Summerdaze Festival.
Get your trip happening now with this list of 18 awesome things to do in Queenstown.
When to visit Queenstown
The best time to visit Queenstown, New Zealand is during summer (December-February) for long and sunny days. Winter (June-August) is also a great time to visit Queenstown for the perfect skiing conditions. If you want to save your dollars with cheaper airfare, schedule your trip for June, August, October, and November, when it’s the cheapest time to fly to Queenstown.
You can fly to New Zealand and travel to Queenstown as soon as you’re done packing, because Australians can visit visa-free. But be sure that your passport is valid on the day you arrive in New Zealand. For more travel info, just visit Smartraveller.
Travelling to and around Queenstown
From Australia, you’ll be flying to Queenstown Airport, where you can easily reach the city centre by bus, shuttle vans, and taxi. Paint Queenstown red and travel around the city easily by boat, bus, and taxi.
A trip to Queenstown will always be a beaut. So get your passport now and book your Queenstown flights with Skiddoo today!
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