Travel Guides

Travel Bubbles and Travelling Safe

Covid-19 and Queenstown, May 2021 - A full update with helpful links to keep you abreast of the pandemic with regards to planning your Queenstown Adventure Trip, border controls and response plans

Should I visit Milford Sound or Doubtful Sound?

It’s no surprise that Milford Sound is top of the to-do list for most visitors to the South Island. But what about its often-ignored cousin Doubtful Sound?

Scenery Worthy Of The Big Screen 2021: Movies & TV Series Made In Queenstown

Queenstown, Glenorchy, Arrowtown and the wider Wakatipu and Otago regions pack a Hollywood punch when it comes to filming locations for blockbuster movies. A great way to explore is to follow in the footsteps of your favourite Hobbit, or fly like an action hero over our stunning landscapes.... read on for a list of recent movies shot in and around Queenstown!

Unlucky Nic?

Nicholas Paul Baltasar von Tunzelmann is another of our founding personalities of Queenstown, Otago. An explorer, an adventurer, courageous and pioneering - he crossed mountains and rivers and helped found one of the most iconic tourist destinations in the world...

William Rees, Queenstown’s 'Founding Father'

It was the toss of a coin that set in motion an incredible set of circumstances for a young Welshman named William Rees. Choosing the right side of the coin toss would see Rees go on to become the most important name in Queenstown’s founding history. Today, William Rees is considered the founding father of Queenstown - his story is intrinsically linked with the story of Queenstown, and what it is today.

Foundation of Gold - A Region Built on Gold Mining

Otago, Queenstown and the Wakatipu region enjoyed a very short history of farming before one of the largest gold rushes in the world re-wrote much of the region's history and laid the foundations of our beloved town today...

In the Beginning... Ranginui And Papatūānuku

This is a great 2 Minute read on the Maori creation myth of Rangi + Papa, which explains the beginnings of the Maori World. Learn a little before your trip to our Queenstown apartments!

About Maori Mythology

NZ is rich in cultural heritage. It defines who we are today and how we interact with our natural environment. It's interesting and unique and worth the read! if you are coming to Queenstown, NZ, prepare yourself with these quick 2 minute cultural posts about Maori Mythology...

Lake Wakatipu: The Taniwha & The Lake That Breathes

Known as the ‘lake that breathes’, Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown New Zealand features its very own ‘tide’, despite being landlocked. It's rumored that a great Taniwha's (giant's) heart still beats at the bottom of the lake causing its mysterious ebb and flow...

Arrowtown Farmers Market

Sunday markets are the best reason to get out and explore the greater Queenstown region, and non better than the wonderfully local Arroqtown Farmers Markets. Enjoy the best small town in NZ with the best small town locals!

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