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Summer in Queenstown – Your Ideal Summer Holiday Destination

Summer holidays spent in beautiful Queenstown will satisfy the whole family. Gorgeous sunshine coupled with the exhilarating Alpine climate is the perfect backdrop for swimming, shopping and sports.

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Adventure for Adrenaline Junkies

Adventure for Adrenaline Junkies

Queenstown is well known for its thrilling adrenaline pumping sporting activities. Be a part of the adventure and enjoy the invigorating high of an adrenaline rush as you try out bungee jumping off stupefying heights, white-water rafting down amazing rapids, river surfing to the backdrop of gorgeous Alpine mountains and jet skiing across the azure blue waters. Take your adrenaline rush to higher levels at the bungee jumping capital of the world as you try out canyon swinging in the middle of deep gorges and ravines – flying fox style.

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Rest Relax and Enjoy the Gardens

Rest Relax and Enjoy the Gardens

Queenstown is a riot of stunning gardens and parks, and if you are a nature lover who prefers a relaxing holiday soothing mind body and soul, do indulge in plenty of leisurely strolls across the verdant gardens of Queensland. Enjoy the glorious summer weather with a lavish family picnic and some fun at the free Frisbee Golf Course.
3. Summertime Hikes and Walks
Geographically diverse and totally stunning Queenstown has just the right walking trail for amateurs or professionals. Start right from the city centre and head out to Fiordland and Mount Aspiring National Parks for hikes through lush forests which are home to indigenous flora and fauna that's absolutely breath-taking. The Routeburn and Greenstone walking trails are the most popular while the city is home to a diverse range of hiking trails suited to different levels of fitness.

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Shopping Adventures

Shopping Adventures

Shopping sure is an adventure in vibrant Queenstown, enjoy your retail therapy to a backdrop of magnificent mountains as you browse the malls and local boutiques for international designer labels, established New Zealand brands, popular outdoorsy adventure equipment, traditional clothing fashioned out of wool and sheepskin and beautiful Panama – greenstone jewellery. The choice is endless.

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Boating Pleasure

Boating Pleasure

Queenstown offers plenty of water adventure at the many fiords, lakes and rivers. Party boats take the fun out to the gorgeous Wakatipu Lake which is ideal if you are travelling with a group while white water rafting across the amazing rapids and kayaking across the lakes are guaranteed to thrill. Queenstown apartment accommodation is the ideal choice for convenience and comfort whether it's a long or short stay that brings you to the city. Choose wisely concentrating on the Queenstown hotels scenic location, contemporary services and traditional comforts. Located across from Lake Wakatipu is the Oak Shores apartment hotel.

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Explore the Wineries

Explore the Wineries

Queenstown is home to a number of excellent wineries spread across the region. Do try the region speciality – Otago Pinot Noir. Your wine tasting journey will scan across lush vineyards, charming wineries and sunny cafés that serve delectable meals to the accompaniment of fine tasting local wines. Queenstown wine restaurants are well known for an excellent selection of the best vintage wines and mouth-watering gourmet cuisine. Wine tours maybe booked at any one of the tour operators and is indeed one of the trending attractions in Queenstown.

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Sightseeing Tours

Sightseeing Tours

A sightseeing tour should definitely make it to your list of 'things to do in Queenstown'. Taking up a sightseeing tour of the region is the best way to appreciate the stunning beauty of the land, charm of its inhabitants and traditional villages. Plenty of tour operators offer visitor an excellent choice of tours to choose from such as high country discovery tours for appreciating the rugged beauty of Mount Earnslaw or Dwell Mountain holidays where a charter helicopter will whisk you off to the snowy peaks for a camping trip of a lifetime. Off road expeditions are fabulous for those craving a taste of adventure, hop aboard a 4X4 and rev your way across the rugged cliffs, verdant woodlands and vast open fields. Yes! Summertime in Queensland is truly a treat to savour.