Loved by the locals: Southern Lakes

Mirroring the interests of residents and visitors alike, this film festival, which runs in early July to full-houses in Wānaka...


Picturesque Queenstown. © Matteo Colombo

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Nomad Safaris - 4WD & Quad Tours Visit website

Experience true off-roading with the Professional Adventurers. Small, personalized tours in to the unique NZ backcountry, including spectacular scenery, gold mining history, Lord of the . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Campervanning: the spontaneous way to travel

If the idea of a guided tour brings you out in spots, you’ll be wanting to bring yourself to the spots you most want to see. Read the story . . . 

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Arrowfield Apartments Visit website

Embracing a stunning natural setting and featuring the latest in design, we are situated moments away from the historic settlement of Arrowtown and directly opposite . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Great Coast Road: roadtripping at its best

Drive the length of the South Island, skirting the West Coast and traversing through the Southern Alps, and experience bountiful roadtripping at its very best. Read the story . . . 

Milford Sound Select Visit website

Departing Queenstown at 7.15am by luxury coach for Milford Sound. This breathtaking scenic adventure starts as we head south along Lake Wakatipu, under the looming . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Bungy jump in Queenstown: test your limits

Pay homage at the home of contemporary, commercial bungy by strapping on a bungy cord and throwing yourself into the ether.  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

Cruise Lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw

Cruise Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown aboard the elegant ‘Lady of the Lake’, the last remaining coal-fired steamship operating in the southern hemisphere. Read the story . . . 

Colonel's Homestead Restaurant, Walter Peak Visit website

Cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship to Walter Peak and the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant. Set in beautiful gardens, the Homestead . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Queenstown to Glenorchy Road: a drive to Paradise

Enjoy forty-five minutes of emerald lake water and bush-clad hills, against a backdrop of snow-touched mountains as you drive from bustling Queenstown to picturesque Glenorchy – via Paradise.  Read the story . . . 

Arrowtown – Where history meets nature Visit website

From its beginning in the 1862 gold rush, Arrowtown has grown into a unique township carefully combing the heritage of its past with today's vitality. . . . More . . . 

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Heritage and history

Arrowtown: a picture-perfect living museum

Autumn. That’s the time to visit. Much of this part of the South Island takes on a splendid glow at that time of year. None more so than Arrowtown which is, frankly, already right off the cutesy scale as it is.  Read the story . . . 

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Schist Cottage & Stone Lodge Visit website

Anne and Robert Shaw are proud to offer you quality accommodation in the Arrowtown Lake Hayes and Queenstown area. With a choice of two holiday . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Queenstown Hill Time Walk: a rocky delight

Queenstown Hill, just out of town, is more than worth a peek, and you can make its peak in an hour if you get a wriggle on. Read the story . . . 

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Highview Apartments Visit website

Welcome to Highview Apartments. Our architecturally designed one and two-bedroom lake view apartments offer majestic views across the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu to the . . . More . . . 

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Great walks

The Routeburn Track: the ultimate alpine adventure

It's one of the country’s most famous walks so, let’s get the house- (or hut-) keeping out of the way first: you’ll need to book in the heavy season. Read the story . . . 

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