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QUEENSTOWN | Queenstown boasts a sensational summer with time spent on the lakes and in the trails but turns into a winter wonderland during the cooler months and is known internationally for its unique snowboarding and skiing slopes.

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Winter in Queenstown is known internationally for its world-class snowboarding and skiing with over half a dozen ski fields, each offering picturesque settings and soft, powdery snow. Some of these include Cardrona, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt and Treble Cone and all can be accessed by car. 

If you plan to visit during the warmer months then Queenstown has plenty of adventurous activities including bungy jumping off The Kawarau Bridge, canyon swinging above the Shotover River, mountain bike riding along the Gibbston River Trail and jet boating in the Shotover Jet. Guided hikes include the Milford Track Guided Walk, the Routeburn Track Guided Walk and the Alpine Guides up Mt Cook. 

For those who prefer a more relaxing Queenstown experience, visit a luxury day spa – Hush Spa or the Onset Hot Pools. Play a round of golf at Remarkables Golf Tour or The Hills Golf Club in Arrowtown. Take a tour to one of the 75 wineries where you can enjoy a glass or two on a vineyard tour. The Gibbston Valley Winery is located in Central Otago and is renowned for its award-winning wines. Arrowtown is the closest neighbour and is rich in history, Glenorchy, Lake Wanaka, Kingston and Fiordland are also fabulous destinations for enjoying the scenery, wildlife, shopping and local foods. Queenstown is truly the perfect base to enjoy a New Zealand holiday with it's central location and close proximity to many popular South Island tourist attractions.