Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

They’ll tell you when you’re standing at the confluence and delta of the Rees and Dart rivers that you’re only...


Drink in the charm of the Glenorchy boathouse and historic wharf. © Miz Watanabe

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Asure Caples Court Motel & Apartments Visit website

Caples Court Motel and Apartments Queenstown offers 9 spacious open plan studio rooms and apartments most are equipped with kitchen facilities, dining and lounge areas . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

The Routeburn Track: over the hills and far away

The Routeburn Track is the ultimate alpine adventure, taking walkers through ice-carved valleys and below the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps Ka Tiritiri o te Moana. Read the story . . . 

Challenge Rafting Visit website

Challenge Rafting operates exciting half-day white-water raft and raft combo trips on the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers. The Shotover offers the challenge of extra excitement . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Golfing in an alpine amphitheatre

The ageless, snow-capped Remarkables preside over the course, aloof and indifferent all alike to the vainglory of eagles and the ignominy of triple-bogeys. Read the story . . . 

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Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park & Motels Visit website

Powered or un-powered sites, motels, cabins! Guests staying at our park enjoy use of fantastic on-site shared facilities and modern amenities at no extra charge. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Adventure time: hitting the slopes in Wānaka

Tumbling ridgelines drop steeply to tawny valleys. Spring blossoms along the roadside contrast with the snow covered mountains, glowing like beacons at the head of the valley.  Read the story . . . 

Omega Rental Cars, Queenstown Visit website

Omega Rental Cars Queenstown has depots nationwide providing quality vehicles and first-class service. Our modern fleet of hire cars include sedans, 4WD stationwagons and MPVs . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Full spectrum: from Lake Hāwea to Jackson Bay

From lakes, through ancient forests and mountain passes, past waterfalls and rushing blue rivers, to the sea – this journey pays homage to our land’s extraordinary geography and wild beauty. Read the story . . . 

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Doubtful Sound Daytime & Overnight Cruises Visit website

Doubtful Sound is a massive wilderness area of rugged peaks, rainforest and twisting, hidden fiords - all deep in the heart of Fiordland National Park. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Southern Scenic Route: the long and winding road

A faded brown road sign stands just along from Queenstown’s Remarkables ski fields. It’s no-nonsense and to the point: ‘Southern Scenic Route starts here. Follow symbol.’  Read the story . . . 

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Activities

Fishing Aotearoa: exploring an angler’s Eldorado

Less a hobby, more a religion, fishing isn't just a thing to do in New Zealand – it’s THE thing to do. For many anglers, New Zealand is the high church of bent rods and screaming reels.  Read the story . . . 

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Alpine View Lodge Visit website

Set on four scenic acres, with uninterrupted mountain views, our accommodation offers something unique and peaceful. Spacious, private, serviced, self-contained or with Bed & Breakfast . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Jack's Point Golf Course, Queenstown

With a backdrop of 2300 vertical metres of the Remarkables and an armchair view of lake panoramas, Jack's Point Golf Course is one of the most visually spectacular in the world. Read the story . . . 

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Lake Wanaka Lodge Visit website

Lake Wanaka Lodge offers superb accommodation in a quiet residential location only a 5-minute stroll to shops, cafés and lakefront. 10 superior studio guest rooms, . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Millbrook Golf Course, Queenstown

Set in a dramatic natural amphitheatre of bare rock surrounded by the high, snowcapped peaks of the Remarkables, a round of golf at Millbrook is both a test of golfing . . . Read the story . . . 

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