Things to do in Queenstown District

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Arrowtown Chinese Settlement: multi-cultural heritage

Arrowtown is so rich in multi-cultural history, it has been named Tohu Whenua – a site that is of special significance to New Zealand because of its links to the past and the unique stories that can be discovered here.  Read the story . . . 

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Five picks for a weekend in Queenstown

In winter it’s all about the snow but this beautiful town, nestled between mountain ranges on the edge of a stunning lake, buzzes with energy all year.  Read the story . . . 

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Get outdoors: 10 wonderful winter walks

Winter doesn’t have to be a season of total hibernation. With some planning, safety precautions and sensible gear you can still enjoy the outdoors. We’ve picked out 10 short walks around New Zealand to get you inspired.   Read the story . . . 

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Catapult yourself in Queenstown

The home of adventure sport in New Zealand, Queenstown is also the international birthplace of bungy jumping. Read the story . . . 

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Push your limits at the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon

Challenge your fitness and your endurance running off road at the Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon in Queenstown. Read the story . . . 

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Explore the walking trails of Glenorchy

At the northern head of Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu, Glenorchy is the launchpad for some of New Zealand’s best multi-day tramps and Great Walks. Read the story . . . 

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Five great days out with kids in Queenstown

Queenstown is synonymous with adventure. If you've got small thrill-seekers in tow, it's the place to go. Though there are great options for more sedate days out, too.  Read the story . . . 

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Glenorchy and Dart River: gateway to paradise

Glenorchy is a picturesque spot, backed by the craggy, snow-capped grandeur that is the interior of the Mount Aspiring National Park. And there’s fun to be had in the area. Lots of it. Read the story . . . 

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Adventure time: tramping in New Zealand

Known in other countries as hiking, bushwalking or trekking, tramping is a uniquely Kiwi term that fits the style of walking here – often rough, frequently wet, but regularly inspiring.  Read the story . . . 

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The Hills Golf Course, Queenstown

A totally unique golf experience, The Hills blends a championship golf course, award-winning facilities and a multi-million dollar sculpture park into one of the most beautiful settings in the world. Read the story . . . 

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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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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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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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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 . . . 

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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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