Access to the Southern Lakes region via Queenstown’s International airport, or 1 hours flight from Christchurch and 1 hour 40 minutes flight from Auckland.
Former President of USA, Bill Clinton said of Queenstown, “Breathtaking! I wish I had weeks to spend here. You know, when the aircraft was coming in everybody on the plane was just gasping when we saw the landscape. It’s just so beautiful. You’re all very fortunate.”
The combination of a unique alpine setting located next to a freshwater lake, a host of different activities and attractions for visitors to experience and a compact town centre covering just one square kilometre are just some of its many features. Queenstown is one of the few places in the world where golfers can really use the scenery as an excuse for a bad round! In fact, golfers can select from any one of the three excellent 18 hole courses in Queenstown as well as many others in the surrounding district. Go heli fishing in clear lakes and rivers among this truly beautiful scenery.
For those with a longing for a real adrenaline rush then Queenstown is the place to find it. Dubbed as the ‘adventure capital of the world’ young and old flock to Queenstown to experience its famous bungy jumps, white water rafting, tandem parapenting, hang gliding, jet boating, skydiving and a host of similar activities. There is a plethora of internationally renowned vineyards in the area, some clinging to the sides of mountains with beautiful caverns and wine rooms suitable for weddings and other special occasions. Enjoy the local wines and fresh South Island fare in one of many cafes and restaurants in this year round playground.
OUR LUXURY BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel is chic, edgy and luxurious.Warm and friendly hosts just know how to make their guests feel special. Winner of numerous Trip Advisor awards in this iconic tourist mecca.
This year round destination set against the pristine alpine backdrop of Mount Aspiring National Park features lakes and rivers and fresh mountain air.
Secluded and romantic The Arrow Private Hotel is a contemporary boutique hotel just five minutes walk from the centre of Arrotown and and easy drive to three major ski fields – Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Cardrona.
Wanaka is perfect for an action packed outdoor adventure including or a relaxed getaway.
Visit local award winning vineyards to sample exquisite wines, take a scenic cruise on Lake Wanaka or a scenic flight to view the magnificent scenery. Venture into the hills to hike, climb, and mountain bike. Fish at one many beautiful spots in the region. For the adrenaline junkies try Heli Skiing, Sky Diving, Paragliding, Jet boating, Kayaking, Rafting, Hunting and Horse Treks. Wanaka Golf Club features an 18-hole course set among trees with lake and mountain views. The region is a haven for skiers with six international ski areas to choose from and the largest heli-skiing area outside North America.
And stay in absolute luxury at Tin Tub Luxury Lodge located on the hills above Lake Wanaka with stunning lake and mountain views. Featuring a heated swimming pool and spa, tennis courts and ski drying rooms it’s perfect for a year round vacation.
Central Otago Pinto Noir Celebration – 100th Anniversary – 30 January -01 February 2014
photo: courtesy of Destination Queenstown