This is the Adventure Capital of New Zealand, as it offers famous outdoor aerial activities like bungee jumping you get to by cable car, tandem free fall, hang gliding or gondola "Skyline" with great views of the bay and a good area
Wanaka is a small town 110 km from Queenstown and the lake of the same name is one of the loveliest and biggest in New Zealand. It is fed by glacial melt off and because of this its color is spectacular. It borders Mount Aspiring, the
Said to be the steepest cable car in the Southern Hemisphere, the Skyline Gondola is a tourist attraction that can be found in Queenstown, one of the most famous cities of the South Island of New Zealand and one of the world's most
At over 80 kilometers long and covering a surface area of 291 km², Lake Wakatipu is the third largest lake in the area. It's an especially deep lake and reaches over 100 meters below sea level in its deepest parts. Lake Wakatipu is
In Queenstown you can take a boat for a cruise on the Lake, it is a bit expensive, $ 48, about 24 euros, I did it to see the view from inside the lake which are spectacular, you will have a good time especially if the weather is good,
It is considered to be one of the nine great walks of New Zealand, 32 miles driven in three days, and that runs through the Mount Aspiring National Park and Fiordland, part of the area considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
New Zealand has a long tradition of extreme sports. In fact much of their tourism is based on the possibility of risk sports in the rivers, seas, skies, mountains or bridges. It is a country that offers many possibilities, combining
The Cathedrals, this is what they call a couple of caves made by the sea and which are connected by a small passageway. If you want to visit, consult what time the tides are low (only be visited at low tide). Located very close to the
Kawarau River Bridge is about 20 miles northwest of Queenstown (South Island) and one of the cities most taken with extreme sports in New Zealand. What's special about this bridge is one of the first bungee jumps happened there
Curio Bay has a 200 million year old petrified forest. It is still possible to distinguish the rings of some trees and even the stumps in the ground of this wild beach. This beach also has extensive birdlife.
NZone is the best company to do a tandem jump in Queenstown and Rotorua. The are winners of the supreme prize in tourism and they do jumps of 9000, 12000 and 15000 feet. The staff are very professional and immediately eliminate all
The Dart River Track (sometimes called Rees-Dart Track) is one of the most beautiful hiking trails in the region of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown. It is a route that follows the course of the River Dart, which extends majestically from
A small cafe that probably serves the best coffee in Queenstown, 100% organic, and is complete with delicatessen and sandwiches that are made by Bob's mother, an odd woman and her clothes and style is very quirky yet utterly charming.
It is a wine art from the previous generation, where you buy a magnetic card you charge with money, and then you can sample from more than 80 tasting stations of New Zealand, just insert the card. They have several wine experts for
Lonestar is a TexMex restaurant chain with over 20 locations in New Zealand. The portions are large and the food is of sufficient quality. The menu includes pork ribs, steaks up to 350 grams, and fish. There is a pub in the annex and
Nova Cafe is a cafe and restaurant which has received many awards for its excellent service, quality and creativity. It offers local dishes with names like Seafood Gumbo Nova, Nova Chicken Burger, chocolate brownie Nova. They only
The Alibi is one of the most popular restaurants in Dunedin, especially on weekends, when people come to the Octagon. The decor is modern and there is a terrace which you can use if the weather is nice, but this is not very common in
It's just a convenience store on the side of the road, but it has become famous for its giant ice cream that is just 1 euro. There aren't too many flavors, but you can chose from yogurt, chocolate, and carmel. They also have great
The Cavells is the perfect place to unwind after the excitement of the Shotover Jet, which flows through the Shotover River canyons at speeds up to 80 km/h. You can watch jet boats at full speed from the cafe's terrace until they are
Queenstown is one of the best cities in New Zealand. There is no shortage of bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. For those who like pizza, we suggest a visit to Fat Badgers (only open in the evening). The sizes of
This is one of the most popular restaurants in Queenstown, and there are always queues of people lining up to buy their delicious and gigantic burgers for about 6 €. All the types that I've tried, from tropical to pineapple, to lamb,
A small cafe that's always got a huge queue. It's tastefully decorated, and with details like having lemon water free for customers, and a very attentive and friendly service composed of ladies of a certain age. The coffee is very
The property is next to the beautiful Botanical gardens and within walking distance of the University of Otago. Guests have access to the heated pool, spa, and sauna or can relax in the comfortable facilities. The spacious rooms are
A lovely hostel in a wooden house, situated in a beautiful location, Surat Bay. Surat Bay has a beach for a few miles inhabited by a colony of sea lions. The sea lions are quite peaceful and let you zoom to take pictures. Double rooms
Designed for comfort, style and space, these new luxury apartments are in a quiet area with mountain views. Every apartment has SKY TV, DVD, a fully equipped designer kitchen with fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, oven and
The Matakauri Lodge is located just five kilometers from Queenstown and is quite easy to reach. It's an Andean-style lodge with great views across the city. It's a relaxing environment and ideal if you're looking for peace and quiet
Of the two YHA in Wanaka, this is the most popular, and in winter many skiers come because there are lockers in the rooms for boots and skis. In summer it is very nice because it is close to the lake, and there are several terraces
The Base is a great hostel for younger people, since they have a bar that is the most funky in town. There are organized activities designed for teenagers. It has several floors and is 100 meters from the lake.
Of the 2 YHAs in Queenstown, this is the most welcoming. It´s a wooden building with lots of light that faces the lake and has overlooking balconies in many of the rooms. There are very spacious common areas and parking.
The hotel is almost as old as the country. New Zealand was founded in 1840 and the hotel in 1863. It is about 40 minutes from Queenstown and has a pub, restaurant, terrace and accommodation. At the entrance is a vehicle almost 100
Queenstown has two YHA Hostels of Hostelling International, the Lake and the Central. I stayed at the latter. It has a privileged location in the city center, just 100 meters from the bus stop and the supermarket. This hostel has a
This is one of the YHA of New Zealand located in an older historic building dating back to 1902. It's a maze of hallways, corridors and stairs that only the Victorians may have, with separate areas for the help and the owners. The
The Aurum Hotel And Suites (Queenstown - Otago - New Zealand) is 300 meters from the middle of Queenstown. This luxury hotel has 84 superior rooms and suites. Each one has high speed internet access and most have spectacular views
Nomads is the best hostel in Queenstown in my opinion (I also stayed in Base). It has a great location, right next to the lake, and has a very good quality : price ratio for New Zealand, which is an expensive country to visit. The