Shotover River, Queenstown, New Zealand
Shotover River

Queenstown

Home of the world's first jet boat, bungy jump and river surfing operators, Queenstown likes to push the boundaries. Thrills are at every turn including river rafting, skydiving and mountain biking.
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Jucy Campervan Hire Queenstown

Local Tip It's well worth asking about Jucy 'relocation offers' where you can gain big discounts to bring their vehicles back to various locations.

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Eco Wanaka - Lake Cruise & Island Walk

Local Tip During the walk, be sure to look out for some of the native birds including the Buff Weka, which has been extinct on the mainland since 1920, but thrives on the island.

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Twilight Tapas at My Thai Lounge

Twilight Tapas at My Thai Lounge

18 Apr

Enjoy twilight tapas at My Thai Lounge, every Friday, between 5pm and 7pm. All tapas are served with cocktails and beer specials. more »

Half Kilo Rump just $20 on Fridays

Half Kilo Rump just $20 on Fridays

18 Apr

Get a HUGE 500 gram Rump steak, fries, sauce & coleslaw for just $20. Available all day every Friday! more »

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2014

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2014

18 Apr - 21 Apr

Warbirds Over Wanaka is a celebration of the achievements of mankind over the past 100 years or more in a number of fields, principally aviation in peace and in war but also in agriculture and technology generally. In 1988 aviation entrepreneur Tim Wallis presented an airshow and country fair that attracted 14,000 visitors to Wanaka... more »

New World Tour de Wakatipu 2014

New World Tour de Wakatipu 2014

19 Apr

The Tour de Wakatipu was born out of the idea of having a fun challenging mountain bike event set in the Wakatipu Basin that links two rivers and two lakes, and using some of the new tracks developed by the Wakatipu Trails Trust. On offer is a 36ks fun ride for the recreational rider or a 45ks race for the elite and sport racers. And we... more »

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Central Otago Farmers' Market

This seasonal market begins every Labour Weekend in November and runs every Sunday until the end of February. more »

Virtual Tours

Gantleys Restaurant

Romantic, historic fine-dining restaurant in a picturesque location with 2 acres of gardens. Multi-award-winning wine list, degustation and a la carte menus. They even drive you home... more »

Queenstown Photos

Milford Sound, Fiordland

Milford Sound, Fiordland

Shotover River

Shotover River

Mirror Lakes, Fiordland

Mirror Lakes, Fiordland

Lake Wakatipu sunset

Lake Wakatipu sunset

Lake Wakatipu, view from Frankton

Lake Wakatipu, view from Frankton

Lake Johnson

Lake Johnson

Waitiri Creek Wines, Gibbston

Waitiri Creek Wines, Gibbston

Northburn Station, Cromwell

Northburn Station, Cromwell

Lake Wakatipu, view from Skyline Gondola

Lake Wakatipu, view from Skyline Gondola

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