City Guide Queenstown, New Zealand

Visiting Queenstown

Originally settled by the thousands of native New Zealanders who came in search of gold, Queenstown now attracts visitors from all over the world who are in search of the ultimate adventure holiday.

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Queenstown City Reviews

  • 80%


    Spectular Place!

    I thought Queenstown was utterly amazing, everywhere you look the view is just incredible. Sitting on the main beach and watching the sunset every evening was absolutely stunning. There are also so many things to do here from hikes, to paragliding, jetboating, canyoning etc. Be sure to take plenty of money though cos these activities can get real pricey fast.

  • 70%



    It's a tiny spot, but so incredibly beautiful. A tiny strip of beach over what feels like the ocean with perfectly clear, blue waters. The town is quaint and the views are stunning.

    Insider Tip:Dinner around here is pretty posh if you want anything other than a $12 pizza, but most of NZ is pretty pricey. Don't get roped into every single adventure thing posted- it's easy to buy into it! But just enjoying nature in it's natural state is absolutely incredible- the bungee jump there has amazing views and a few runs down the track are totally worth the $9 extra. The rose gardens are spectacular & the water- I just can't say enough about how gorgeous the water is! Remember your bug spray

  • 80%


    Queenstown rocks!

    Queenstown is such an awesome place. From bungying to fergburger to jars, there is something for everyone!

  • 80%


    Nothing like Queenstown!

    My olan was to stay here for 1 month, but have ended up staying here for six. There's nothing like queensotwn.

    Insider Tip:Summer time: clif jumping little Thailand, 5 km towards Glenorchy in a secluded place. Ask locals to get there. Queenstown hill, Ben Lomond and Frankton track.

  • 90%


    So much to do, lots and lots of outsideactivities, sports etc. Beautiful, cozy place with a great nightlife.

    Insider Tip:Horseriding trecks in Lord of the Rings athmosphere is must. Go to great candyshop, there is fudge and tastings.. Frisbeegolf in botanic garden is so much fun.

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New Zealand is one of the most popular countries in the world among backpackers. It is famed for its awe inspiring scenery thanks to an array of mountains, glaciers and lakes. If you like adrenaline sports this is one of the best countries in the world to do them. And as it is divided between a north and south island, not many countries in the world are as diverse as this one.

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