Adventure sports define Queenstown tourism, with a whole host of excellent activities to try. White-water rafting is an immensely popular pastime with visitors, as other sports of bungee jumping and canyon swinging. Visitors who enjoy a more relaxed way of passing the time can partake of any number of excellent pastimes including some of the best shopping to be found in New Zealand.
Queenstown is a “tourism” city and provides not just adventure but wine tours, sightseeing, restaurants, spas, museums, shops and more. Over a million visitors come each year which creates a real buzz to the town, with shops open late, active bars and restaurants and lots of accommodation for all budgets.
Queenstown is in the South of New Zealand situated next to Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by mountains and beautiful scenery. Lord of the Rings was filmed in the locality and brought Queenstown to the main screen.
Queenstown is a year round resort with winter sports, autumnal beauty, warm summers and a distinct spring season. The surrounding towns of Arrowtown, Wanaka and Te Anua also support the tourism opportunities in the South of New Zealand.