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Queenstown-Action Capital Of The World!

Updated on November 16, 2011

Queenstown

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.

Andrenalin Bungy Jump Queenstown New Zealand
Andrenalin Bungy Jump Queenstown New Zealand
Jetboating ,Queenstown New Zealand
Jetboating ,Queenstown New Zealand
Fishing ,Queenstown New Zealand
Fishing ,Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand

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Arrowtown , a few miles outside of Queenstown ,New Zealand ,a favourite camping place we stayed many times. Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand, part of the Southern Lakes region ,famous for fishing and fjords..short drive from Queenstown New ZealandLady Of The Lake-HMVS Earnslaw ,Queenstown, New ZealandAndrenalin Capital Of The World ,Bungee Jumping began here,Queenstown New ZealandHome of the first world famous Bungy Jump-Queenstown ,New Zealand,
Arrowtown , a few miles outside of Queenstown ,New Zealand ,a favourite camping place we stayed many times.
Arrowtown , a few miles outside of Queenstown ,New Zealand ,a favourite camping place we stayed many times.
Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand, part of the Southern Lakes region ,famous for fishing and fjords..short drive from Queenstown New Zealand
Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, New Zealand, part of the Southern Lakes region ,famous for fishing and fjords..short drive from Queenstown New Zealand
Lady Of The Lake-HMVS Earnslaw ,Queenstown, New Zealand
Lady Of The Lake-HMVS Earnslaw ,Queenstown, New Zealand
Andrenalin Capital Of The World ,Bungee Jumping began here,Queenstown New Zealand
Andrenalin Capital Of The World ,Bungee Jumping began here,Queenstown New Zealand
Home of the first world famous Bungy Jump-Queenstown ,New Zealand,
Home of the first world famous Bungy Jump-Queenstown ,New Zealand,

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 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

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.

International known ski Fields in Queenstown ,New Zealand are Coronet Peak , Cardrona and Treble Cone

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!


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      Pete Maida 7 years ago

      We would live to visit Australia and New Zealand some day. It is a heck of a trip from the east coast of the US. The closest I've come so far in Guam.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi Pete , I really hope that you make the trip someday, 13 hrs seems a long time ,but trust me the flight is so comfortable and relaxing ,time flew (lol). Thankyou for visiting.

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      Kiwigirl!

      I have discovered such insights on New Zealand from your reading your hubs. I am sure visiting that wonderful place would not be the same without these hubs. Hope I get to visit it quickly.

      Nice HUB!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Ultimate thankyou for the heads up, its good for me to share what I know best I guess and living in the USA now its great to look back on familiar places. You should visit!

      Opposite seasons make it ideal too.

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      Lisa J Warner 7 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Nice !

      HAPPY FRIDAY!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Lisa Same back at ya ~smiles.

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      Cathy 7 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Great Hub! Now I know more about New Zealand than I used to and since my hubby and I want to tour Down Under areas I'll use this Hub info for some fun spots recommended by one of their own. Thanks eaglekiwi for the Hub!

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      euro-pen 7 years ago from Europe

      I would love so much to travel to these distant islands. Everything I see from there makes me dream of visiting New Zealand. However, I fear that I can't stand the necessary long-distance flights ... Thanks for this reminder of the many beautyful places in New Zealand.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Cathy Hi , thankyou for your comments, and there is so much more Id love to include as well , do stay in touch when you eventually make the journey,Im going to add more tidbits along the way too. Thankyou again for your comments.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      euro-pen always a pleasure when you drop in, and I truly hope in my heart of hearts that you may one day travel. Why do you fear the distance so my friend? Thank you once again!

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      dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      I would love to go to the Land of the Kiwi and the One Ring someday Kiwi! If I do, you better pick me up from the airport!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Downunder New Zealand , there for the taking my friend!, if Im home ,Id love to pick you up!

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      TheLesleyShow 7 years ago from US

      What a rush!! Awesome! Thumbs up!

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      TheLesleyShow 7 years ago from US

      What a rush!! Awesome! Thumbs up!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Feel the rush !!,Hubpage day out ,yes? lol thankyou for the thumbs up ~hugss

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      Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

      Sounds awesome! Ahh to be able to afford to travel! Thanks for sharing your part of the world with those of us who cannot visit!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi Duchess OBlunt (cool nic) I hear you the affording part , now Im in the states , oh so many places I just have to visit.but $$ again sigh...lol , still isnt it great to have hope, and you are very welcome, thankyou for taking the time to read my article~ smiles Ekiwi

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      James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

      I enjoyed this journey to a land that has long held fascination for me. Thank you for your fine work.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      James- I consider that quite an honour coming from you ,I am glad you found it enjoyable. Thankyou.

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      shamelabboush 7 years ago

      If I tell you that I've determined long time ago to visit New Zealand... Oneday I will... Thanks pal.

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      shamelabboush- If you tell me youre determined , I believe you! I know you would love it all. Thankyou for your comments.

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      awsydney 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      That bungy jumping video is both awesome and absolutely crazy!! Sweaty palms just sitting on my couch watching. Great hub!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      I hear that , feel the fear and do it anyway huh, hahaha, one of sons made the jump-crazy Kiwi! Thankyou for visiting awsydney!

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      Resolver2009 7 years ago from Bournemouth, UK / Oslo, Norway

      As a eager adrenaline junkie.. Queenstown has now been added to my MUST-GO to places list;) Thanks for the well written hub Eaglekiwi!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hey Resolver -cool monika btw, and great you enjoyed my hub. As with most tourist spots Queenstown is exepensive ,but just a few miles before the town inexpensive and affordable. Thankyou for your comments and I truly hope you make it downunder to New Zealand.

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      Appletreedeals 7 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland USA

      what a great inducement to visit. Nice Hub

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Queenstown and surrounding areas are rich in beauty and culture, Im 100% sure they would love you just as much!

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      Catherine R 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      You must be homesick for your beautiful country! I am looking forward to a trip there very soon. I won't be going for the adrenalin rush though!

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      Eaglekiwi 7 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi Catherine R I am not homesick for my country yet,as it feels like having to walk alot to get anywhere leaves me exhausted lol , but I do miss my sons alot and the culture.

      I hope you have fantastic time when you do visit NZ ,should be warming up there soon too!

      I noticed you were from Melbourne , my brother and his wife live in Altoona (hope I spelled that right) and I was there for 5 days a few years back. Really loved Vic Square and met some great people.

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      Dao Hoa 7 years ago

      I love to catch that fish in the picture. I also would love to travel to NZ someday.

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      britskee03 6 years ago from Denver

      I studied abroad in Christchurch for a semester a few years ago. Queenstown was by far my favorite part of the trip. Did the Kawarau Bridge Bungy Jump. Scariest moment of my life but completely worth it!

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Hi britskee

      Thankyou for your feedback, and good for you doin 'the jump', reminds me of my son when he sent me a pic of him doin the bungy jump-wise son (but naughty)lol.

      I am glad you enjoyed your time in Queenstown too , although it is still a pretty and wild area ,I remember it before it was geared up for tourism too-girl scout days an family picnics etc.

      Thanks again.

      Dao Hoa

      I think you could catch an even bigger fish -its there in New Zealand just waiting for you !

      Always good to read your comments-have a good day!

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