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Queenstown-Action Capital Of The World!
Welcome to Queenstown ,New Zealand , the youngest ,energy pumping, adrenaline pumping action, capital of the world.! Teeming with natural beauty and pristine environment,Queenstown ,New Zealand will please the mild and wild adventurous spirit in all of us.
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Queenstown ,New Zealand Dream Destination
Ever wondered where to travel for a great vacation, a place that offers fun, relaxation and something to please the whole family .
Romantic Getaways or Extreme Adrenaline Pumping Action ,its al here in Queenstown New Zealand, Adrenaline capital of the World.
Economically New Zealand offers value for money,<<~~ click there, where you can quickly check exactly how great your savings will be for a destination that offers so much more in return.
Where Is Queenstown?
Queenstown is situated in the South West of the South Island, of New Zealand. Lake Wakatipu formed by years of glacieral processes ,wraps itself like a blanket around this resort township and many activities take place on the lake during the day and early evening. The Edwardian Steamship ,TSS Earnslaw or Lady of the Lake whimsically carry passengers on a gentle cruise around the lake.
The HMVS Earnslaw also made a brief camero appearance in the movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull ,as an Amazon riverboat. She is well loved by the locals and despite her classic vintage still is known as 'the lady of the lake'
People often spread themselves leisurely on the green park surroundings to take in the scenery of the majestic mountain The Remarkables or a break from shopping nearby. ( see sildeshow of photos )
Queenstown-Action Capital Of The World
Queenstown New Zealand
My early childhood memories of camping In Arrowtown,just a few miles outside of the tourist heavy town of Queenstown are days filled with sun and laughter. From swimming on the Arrow river, rafting or gold panning there was always some new discovery or unique activity to try.
Sometimes our family travelled around the Southern Lakes area for barbecues ,picnics and even more swimming .My dad, of course favoured the fishing opportunities ,and my mum was content to visit the quaint, unhurried craft stores. My favourite was always the creamiest ice-cream ever ,they sure must have happy cows, because there was nothing better licking those cones ,sun baked bodies, sprawled out on the grass gazing up at some of the most amazing mountain ranges in the South Island ,if not Australasia....( see pic of The Remarkables ,mountain range) that appears to loom up over Queenstown ,New Zealand.
Motion Movies Several locations used for Lord of The Rings Trilology ,see link below for tours and locations.
Queenstown was also used for the 1988 movie ,The Rescue
Another director used Queenstowns scenery for much of the 1988 George Lucas movie The Willow
Hotel Queenstown New Zealand-Budget Backpackers
- Lord of the Rings tours - New Zealand\'s most comprehensive Lord of the Rings tour Queenstown
New Zealands most comprehensive Lord of the Rings tours - Queenstown. Our Lord of the Rings tours visit ALL the local film locations seen in the entire trilogy, and we review the scenes shot there. We have a technical segment, we can meet the author
- Queenstown Campsites New Zealand, Queenstown Holiday Park, Queenstown Camp Grounds and Holiday Parks
Queenstown campsites and holiday parks provide an affordable accommodation option for the whole family during your New Zealand travel. Put up a tent or park up your caravan or motorhome at a Queenstown camping ground. Alternatively stay in a unit or
- Queenstown Backpackers Accommodation New Zealand, Queenstown Budget and Cheap Accommodation New Zeal
Queenstown, New Zealand, backpackers accommodation and budget accommodation offer an affordable way to travel. Queenstown backpacker hostels provide cheap accommodation. Backpacker accommodation and budget accommodation in Queenstown, New Zealand.
- Destination Queenstown - Accommodation - Queenstown, New Zealand Accommodation
Official Queenstown accommodation online directory. On-line reservations for Queenstown hotels, motels, apartments, backpackers, camp grounds, bed and breakfasts, luxury resorts and farm stays
Andrenaline Capital Of The World!
New Zealand's official Winter timeis June 1st-August 31st,though the region of Queenstown often extends its season intil early October. The excitement of fresh fallen snow often ripples through the grapevine down in the township and the major ski fields cater for all learning abilities.Snowboarding and other extreme sports are offered ,also festivals and fun events. Check individual Ski Fields for facilities.
FRESH SNOW HAS FALLEN ,ALL FIELDS OPEN NOW
Commercial JetboatingDaring and exhilarating , I absolutely loved the action and after swimming my favourite water based activity.
Bungy -AJ Hackett Perhaps the challenge of all challenges and home of the first and famous bungy leaps in the world! (Do watch the video, it will take your breathe away) There are different jumps , and also a swing kinda leap, even a virtual experience if you'd prefer to keep your feet on the ground!
So much to do and see ,many within minutes of each other ,so from the mild to the wild there really is something to please everyone
- Boats and Cruises ,4wd Adventure,The Luge, Gondola's
- Canoeing/Kayaking ,Adventure Tours
- Casino , Arts &Crafts
- Climbing ,New Zealand Cultural experience
- Eco Tourism,Educational Tours
- Family fun, Farm stays
Farm Tours, Fishing and many many more.
Of course I never mentioned the shopping the seemingly open all hours bars,and wonderful cafe's and restaurants which is the icing on the cake!, maybe not wild, and adventurous ,but it always got my heart pumping!