Queenstown is the premier tourist town of the South Island. The town offers great skiing in winter and adrenalin sports such as jet boating and bungee jumping all year round. Situated in a stunning alpine setting, Queenstown is surrounded by mountains, snow, and a huge lake. It is also located next to Fiordland National Park one of the scenic gems of New Zealand.
In order of close proximity to Queenstown:
Coronet Peak is the most popular ski area with stunning views of the Southern Alps,;
The Remarkables has quality powder snow high up in the amazing Remarkables range;
Cardrona gets reliable snow and is the second largest ski area in the region;
Treble Cone has the longest vertical rise in the Queenstown with other interesting terrain for skiing.
Ride on the Skyline Gondola for stunning views of Queenstown with access to bungee jumping, The Luge, Parapenting, and a restaurant with a view like no other;
Queenstown is the Bungy Jumping capital with the world's first commercial bungy jump at Kawarau Bridge. Other sites include the famous Skippers Canyon and The Ledge Bungee at the Gondola;
Take a cruise on Lake Wakatipu to see views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains;
Jet boating on the Shotover River or Kawarau Gorge;
Scenic flights on a plane or helicopter over the mountains and/or nearby Fiordland National Park;
Walk around town or hike on one of the many tracks here. Or do one of the great walks in nearby Fiordland National Park;
Skiing on any of the four world-class ski fields;
Wine tasting at nearby vineyards which are the southern most vineyards in the world.