The resort town of Queenstown is sophisticated and fantastically scenic. Its lake and mountain landscape is suited to almost any kind of adventure; but Queenstown is just as well known as a place for indulgence. The area’s history is intertwined with gold. In 1862, two sheep shearers struck it rich at the edge of the Shotover River. The ensuing gold rush town was named Queenstown because '...it was fit for Queen Victoria'. Adventure activities include snow sports, bungy jumping, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting. Indulgent experiences include exceptional food and wine, lake cruises, spa treatments, boutique shopping and leisurely games of golf.
Time 2 Go publishes a seasonal 'accommodation' favourites list for the wider Queenstown region including Arthurs Point, Fernhill, Frankton, Kelvin Heights, Sunshine Bay and Wakatipu Views (Queenstown Hill and the road between Queenstown and Frankton). The list also includes outer lying regions such as Arrowtown, Dalefield, Gibbston, Lake Hayes, Lower Shotover, Glenorchy, Kinloch and Kingston areas to assist you with your travel planning.
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