Campervan Rental Queenstown
Queenstown is a thrill seekers paradise throughout the year. It is also great for nature lovers and offers some amazing photo opportunities. It is an alpine resort which is perfect for adventurers but also excellent for leisure seekers who are after a more relaxing time.
Queenstown is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooks the Southern Alps . Today the place is internationally recognized as New Zealand 's premier visitor destination. It has more than just breathtaking scenery and a range of attractions – it is the place which people find enchanting. In 1998 Queenstown was again voted the Friendliest Foreign City in a pole of 37,000 readers of Conde Nast Traveler. This is a top US travel magazine. Queenstown also won the award in 1996.
Summer in the city is hot with blue skies, followed by cool autumn mornings. In the winter time the mountains are covered in snow, which attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over. This is followed by spring and the nature bursts into life.
The resort boasts a range of activities second to none, all within easy reach of the compact town centre. The town centre is only one square kilometre in size and within easy walking distance of most major commercial accommodation.
Queenstown offers relaxation at its best. There is gold in them there hills, and trout in the streams, so try your hand with a gold pan or a fishing rod. Visit the Arrowtown Museum , one of the best boutique museums in the country then afterwards explore the Wakatipu Art Trail .
Join the Queenstown Wine Trail and discover award-winning wines from the World's most southern vineyards. Return to town and sample the delights on offer in the many shops, cafes and restaurants. As night falls, get ready to experience the resort's buzzing nightlife.
Queenstown's reputation as the adventure capital of the world is well earned, you can choose to join in or watch the massive selection of safe, breath-taking activities. Earth, water or air, there is something to test and thrill all adventure seekers.
Bungy Jump from the world's first commercial bungy site, swoop and soar in your own controllable "rocket", whitewater raft or surf, jet boat down canyons, tandem hanglide or parapente...it simply doesn't stop! Long walks, four wheel drive treks, or lunch on a majestic steamboat, you choose, it's your holiday.
Take a short drive back in time to the historic goldmining settlement of Arrowtown, or drive the shores of Lake Wakatipu to discover the beautiful hamlet of Glenorchy, the gateway to the Paradise Valley and the famous Routeburn walking track.
Over the hill but not very far from Queenstown you will find the peace and tranquility of the small town of Wanaka with its crystal clear lake and dramatic mountain landscape.
Further abroad, discover the mysteries of stunning Fiordland.Enjoy a cruise on a spectacular sound, have a close encounter with seals and dolphins which often frequent the area.
Accommodation in Queenstown ranges from backpackers and B&B's to apartments and international class hotels and lodges.
Whatever you decide don't be rushed. Queenstown is a destination which delivers everything it promises... and probably much more.