Queenstown New Zealand

If you are starting to think about where you would like to go for your next holiday have a serious look at visiting the Queenstown region in New Zealand. This is one place where all the world’s best natural attractions are clustered together and complemented by top class accommodation. Queenstown lies on New Zealand’s South Island and enjoys a superb alpine climate. Here is a place where magnificent snow capped mountains and some of the worlds leading ski resorts meet the majestic beauty of mountain lakes, rolling pastureland and majestic coastal fiordland scenery and the result is spectacular. Queenstown Accommodation has a wonderful and colourful history, and its past is steeped in the memories of the bustling gold mining industry that boomed in the region during the nineteenth century.

There are so many things to do around Queenstown that it is nearly impossible to experience them all. A trip to the Milford Sound and the glow worm caves at Te Anu is essential. There are a number of experienced operators including Real Journeys who operate a wide range of tours on the South Molle Island Whitsundays. A day on the TSS Earnslaw cruising Lake Waketipu is a must do. Their dinner cruise to Walter Peak Station includes a fascinating ride on this beautiful old steamship as well as a superb buffet dinner at the station and an evening cattle dog demonstration. Take a gondola ride high above the town to the magnificent restaurant and you will behold one of the worlds most spectacular view. If you are game you can do a bungy jump before dinner and then after you can ride the luge right back to town.

During the winter ski season Queeenstown becomes the accommodation hub for the surrounding ski resorts. Coronet peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone are world renowned for their superb skiing facilities. All have modern lifts, great restaurants and feature terrain that ranges from beginners slopes to through to demanding black runs that would test the best Olympic skiers. The region is also home to some of the most awesome adventure rides imaginable. There are several absolutely spectacular bungy centres, ultralite and parachute rides, America’s cup style yatching on the lake, wineries and a miriade of other activities to keep you well and truly occupied.

Accommodation in Queenstown and its surrounding area comes in all shapes and sizes. Here you will find everything ranging from top quality backpacker hostels right through to the most luxurious resorts that you can imagine. In Queenstown itself, there is a wide range including a number of resorts and apartments clustered along the lakefront. These are within easy walking distance of all the cities amenities. Such places as Breakfree Alpine Village Resort, Breakfree the Waterfront, Rydges Lakeland resort, The Oaks Shores Resort, Peppers at the Beacon, and The Sofitel Queenstown are some of the most sought after. Just to the north of Queenstown lies the beautiful Wanaka region and there is also a wide range of accommodation here surrounding the lake and within easy reach of the skifields.

Queenstown has an international airport and can be accessed from many overseas destinations. There are also many domestic flight options if you want to make Queenstown part of a full New Zealand and Australian holiday including some of its other iconic destinations such as Christchurch, Wellington, Rotorua, Auckland and in Australia, Ayers Rock The Great barrier Reef and the Sydney Opera House. www.aunztravel.com.au has a wealth of holiday information for Australia and New Zealand including information on accommodation, attractions and transfers.