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New Zealand trip, where to go? part 7: Queenstown

19 May

Before reading this post, you might want to read part 1 (road trip map), part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

TE ANAU → QUEENSTOWN, via SH 94,SH 97, SH 6

After using bus (tour bur) from Milford Sound to Te Anau, you will need to sleep at Te Anau. Then the next day, drive from Te Anau to Queenstown via state highway 94, then state highway 97, then state highway 6.

QUEENSTOWN

Queenstown is the Adventure Capital of the World. It is home to a huge choice of adrenaline activities. It was also used as one of the filming location of the movie Lord of the Rings.

The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, and has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and just above the town; Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

Things to do and see in Queenstown:

Lake Wakatipu
Skyline gondola & luge
Kiwi Haka Maori culture performance (in skyline)
Water adventures : shotover jet boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, white water rafting, river surfing and sledging
Bungy jumping & Nevis Swing: AJ hackett
Skydiving: Nzone
Salmon fishing
Paragliding, parasailing
Skiing
Hiking
Biking
Glow worm
Scenic flights
Dining out at wide selection of top restaurants
Cafe, bars & clubs
Visit neighbouring towns: Arrowtown, Kingston
And many more….

Photos and videos:

Me, skydive 12000 feet (freefall at 200 km/hour), Queenstown:

 

Nevis Swing (AJ hackett):

My sister and her husband tried the nevis swing together (tandem). For you who don’t know about Nevis Swing, it is the world’s biggest swings.

Nevis swing video:

other Photos (Queenstown):

shotover jet boating

shotover jet start point

For more detail information, go to these sites:
Shotover jet: http://www.shotoverjet.com/
Bungee jumping & Nevis Swing: AJ hacket : http://www.bungy.co.nz/
Skydive: http://www.nzoneskydive.co.nz/home
Skyline gondola, luge,kiwi haka maori culture performance: http://www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown/
video: Skyline gondola & luge, Kiwi Haka Maori culture

To be continued to New Zealand trip, where to go? part 8: Arrowtown, Cromwell “fruit town”

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