Check out our list of the top 20 things to do in Queenstown
Queenstown might not be the biggest or most populous town of New Zealand, but it is certainly popular in the eyes of tourists thanks to its beautiful location and excellent resorts and hospitality. The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long thin Z-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains. Extreme sport enthusiasts also come here often, as the amount of activities one can do here is amazing. Skiing, snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, mountain biking, skateboarding, tramping, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing are all popular, and the list doesn’t end here. There are also different festivals throughout the year, which draw in even more people. If this suits your interests, then check out our list of the top 20 things to do in Queenstown.
- Skyline Gondola
The Skyline Gondola of Queenstown can be reached from the town, or the other way around by climbing Bob’s Peak and reaching the observation deck there. Either way, the view from up there is incredibly beautiful. You can see central Queenstown, The Remarkables and Coronet Peak, and if you happen to come during lunchtime you can also try the restaurant or the bar there. Coming up here is definitely one of the best things to do in Queenstown, so make sure to spend some time here.
2. The Remarkables
With such a fitting name, The Remarkables are a mountain range located near Queenstown, always visible as a wonderful backdrop. If you happen to like skiing and other winter sports then this is one of the places to go, but just hiking here and seeing the view from up there is enough to satisfy everyone. 47 ski and snowboard trails and three terrain parks are available here, including lessons for those who haven’t tried skiing yet, or just want to practice beforehand.