Queenstown es uno de los destinos más emocionantes de Nueva Zelanda. Rodeada de imponentes montañas y ubicada a orillas de un lago, Queenstown es un centro de aventura, repleta de adrenalina y con un omnipresente sentido de la diversión.

Ya sea que te guste complacer a tu explorador interior o simplemente relajarte y disfrutar de los placeres de la vida, podrás crear tu itinerario perfecto desde Queenstown, la base perfecta para explorar el área. 

Queenstown is located on the shores of  Lake Wakatipu  amid towering Alpine ranges. It is rumored that gold prospectors, captivated by the majestic beauty of the mountains and rivers that surround it, christened this now cosmopolitan city.

What to do in Queenstown? 

With tons of outdoor activity options, Queenstown is home to the ultimate adventure list. You can ski from winter to spring, and activities like bungy jumping, skydiving, extreme hammocks over a canyon, jetboats, horseback riding and river rafting all year round. It is also a popular biking destination , offering everything from easy scenic trails to further off the beaten track, street and bike lanes and routes accessible by helicopter, and the only downhill mountain biking trail accessible by cable car in the southern hemisphere.   

If you don't like difficult adventures, there are also many quieter options. Enjoy one of the many hiking and walking trails, take guided sightseeing tours, or indulge in spa treatments, boutique shopping, and fine dining and wine.

A popular vacation spot at any time of the year, Queenstown is famous for its four distinct seasons. Winter brings cool days of blue skies, in spring there is still snow but the days are warmer and longer, summer offers hours of sunshine and long twilights, and fall a burst of brilliant reds and golds. 

As you move away from Queenstown, the spectacular scenery of the  Central Otago region  unfolds around you. If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings you will recognize many places in Middle‑Earth™ here. In the nearby town of Arrowtown, the history of gold mining is vibrant and lives on; visit the Lakes District Museum or try panning for gold. At the northern end of Lake Wakatipu is the Glenorchy rural settlement and Paradise Valley. From here it's a short drive to Mt Aspiring National Park and the start of some great hiking trails.    

Where to stay in Queenstown

In Queenstown there are accommodation options ranging from cozy backpacker dorms to world-class luxury cabins. 

Most of the lodges have great views and offer easy access to nearby activities. Staying in the center of Queenstown will ensure that you are close to the vibrant nightlife and many excellent downtown restaurants. 

On the outskirts in the Gibbston you'll find places to stay in vineyards, while on the way to Glenorchy there are plenty of boutique lakefront cabins and breakfast accommodations. 

Arrowtown is 15 minutes from downtown Queenstown and generally offers quieter and usually cheaper alternatives to the hustle and bustle of the city. 

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