Travel Guides

7 Tips For Beautiful Winter Photography

It's hard to deny that Queenstown is a photogenic kind of place. And when winter hits, our little alpine town turns on the magic that brings photographers flocking.

It’s Official, New Zealand is the Best Country in the World

New Zealand and in particular Queenstown is winning the social media stakes for Best Country in the World - hands down!

Roadtrip from Queenstown: Kawarau Gorge

Looking for a change of scenery? Just down the road from Queenstown is Kawarau Gorge. Despite being less than 30 minutes from central Queenstown, the landscape of the gorge is in striking contrast to the vast lake and mountain views of the Wakatipu Basin.

Scenery Worthy Of The Big Screen: Movies Made In Queenstown

Unless you were living under a rock in the early 2000s, you probably heard of a movie franchise called The Lord of The Rings. Movies made in Queenstown.

Queenstown Road Trip: Glenorchy

Grab your camera, it’s time to take a road trip to Glenorchy. Some locations are as much about the journey as they are about the destination. And that couldn’t be truer for the journey to the small lakeside settlement of Glenorchy. Located 45 minutes west of Queenstown, Glenorchy sits quietly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, a stone’s throw from the mouth of the Dart River.

The Historic Lady Of The Lake: Queenstown’s TSS Earnslaw

A visit to Queenstown isn’t all about bungy jumping and ski fields. Why not go for a day cruise on the TSS Earnslaw?

Road Trip: Cardrona Hotel

Time for a road trip! This month, we’re heading to one of our favourite places in the district and one of the most fascinating pieces of Central Otago’s gold mining history; The Cardrona Hotel.

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 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.

Arrowtown: What’s on Offer

Arrowtown is a fascinating little town where history meets shopping meets dining. With stunning scenery on offer throughout the year, Arrowtown is an unbeatable day excursion. And just 20 minutes from central Queenstown, it's about as perfect as you can get.

Queenstown International Airport: an adventure in its own right

Queenstown is renowned as a destination for world-class food and wine, a never-ending supply of adventure and adrenaline activities and more jaw-dropping scenery than you can poke a stick at.

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