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ABOUT QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Through the years Queenstown New Zealand has welcomed pioneers and farmers, gold seekers and adventurers, thrill seekers and holidaymakers and is waiting to welcome you.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, and nestled on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu,
Lake Wakatipu
Queenstown is New Zealands premier four season lake and alpine resort. Whatever you do, whatever your style, Queenstown will feed your imagination, fuel your passions and revitalise your spirit.

Rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal clear air, and just so much to do. From bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to tramping, dining out to skiing, Queenstown has it all.

HISTORY OF QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Historic Arrowtown
The quest for pastoral land brought the first Europeans, William Gilbert Rees and Nicholas von Tunzelmann from Dunedin to the shores of Lake Wakatipu in 1859. For a snapshot of early settlers' lives, visit John Williams's cottage in Queenstown, built in 1864, or the Lakes District Museum in nearby Arrowtown.

Queenstown was so named as it was "fit for a Queen" (Victoria), and the name for Lake Wakatipu means "hollow of the giant"

HOLIDAY DESTINATION QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

The development of aircraft and road access has allowed visitors to easily reach this beautiful destination from anywhere in the world.
Skiiers on virgin snow
The establishment of tourism ventures like the gondola, ski fields, bungy operations and jet boating trips initially gave Queenstown the "Adventure Capital" tag. Wine growing regions, villages rich in history, high country sheep farming and primordial world heritage areas sit alongside this international standard tourism resort.

ACCOMMODATION QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Accommodation in Queenstown ranges from backpackers and camping grounds to luxury high end apartments and five star hotels. Add your accommodation information or experiences. (more...)

RESTAURANTS QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

The busy Queenstown Mall

A cosmopolitan cafe and restaurant scene is designed to satisfy all palates and all budgets, and the region is renowned for its wines.

ACTIVITIES QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Queenstown has a vast range of adventure activities to chose from such as jet boating and bunji jumping as well as more relaxed options such Scenic Flights. In fact Queenstown has been called The adventure capital of the world!

Activities Group photos

Group Photo Click here to go to our Group Photo page, or more Group Photos

For General Information, advice and Booking services go to Booking

LORD OF THE RINGS QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Rohan location
Welcome to Middle-earth. A place where ancient stories are told and spells are woven. Where the craggy peaks, mountain mists and breathtaking vistas inspire adventures only dreamed of. Take a step from your well-worn track; you will leave this mythical land with many a story of your own. It’s easy to see why New Zealand film director Peter Jackson chose this region for so many Lord of the Rings locations. Fans will recognise the Misty Mountains, Isengard, the Ford of Bruinen, Lothlorien. These are some of the many locations in this area.Glenorchy Air is already including some of the Hobbit locations into its Trilogy Trail tours.

Want to visit these magical places by land or air? Contact trilogytrail.com

MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALAND

Milford Sound Is the premier day trip from Queenstown.
Fiord at Milford
It is New Zealand's answer to the Grand Canyon and is a 'must do' for any visitor. Carved out in the ice age the area features steep cliffs plunging directly into the sea with many waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife. See Milford Sound Photos

Transport in Milford Sound: Options available in Milford include cruises and nature walks. It takes a full day by road and half a day by air, if you also do the cruise of the fiord which is a popular option. See our Milford Sound Webcam.

SCENIC FLIGHTS FROM QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Glenorchy and 'Mitre Peak' at Milford

Taking a flight from Queenstown is a spectacular way to enjoy the magnificent scenery which this area as to offer. The prime attractions accessible from Queenstown by air are Milford Sound, Mount Cook and The Glaciers. Mount Cook is New Zealand's highest peak and surrounded by stunning glaciers. The South Island has a number of glaciers and these can be seen either on a glacier flight or on a flight to Milford with Glenorchy Air. Glenorchy Air is rated No one of 108 tours in Queenstown on tripadvisor.

CRUISES ON MILFORD SOUND NEW ZEALAND

We recommend Southern Discoveries at Milford Sound.

Glenorchy Air provides half day trips to Milford with cruise on the the fiord at Milford or two hour short duration visits. All flights go via the glaciers of the Southern Alps. For more information about tours and scenic flights and our Safety Policy see: Glenorchy Air

AIRPORT AND TRACK TRANSPORT FROM QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND

Flying into Queenstown Airport & need transport? Contact Kiwi Shuttles 03 4422207 or 03 4422107

Kiwi Shuttles outside airport

This stunning region really is like no other. Visually arresting natural features share centre stage with vibrant resort towns, rich cultural diversity, primordial heritage areas, striking mountain ranges and sophisticated hospitality. The Southern Lakes scenery and culture has inspired Hollywood movie makers, poets, artists, authors, musicians, and every sort of adventurer as well as more usual everyday people. A rich tapestry of shimmering lakes, rugged mountains and a strong southern culture combines to offer a unique four season destination.



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This Queenstown Visitor Information Centre and website is provided by Robert & Janet Rutherford, owners of Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Company Ltd.
You are most welcome to contact us with any questions about activities, tours and accommodation in the Queenstown area. Our area of regular operations extends from Stewart Island in the south to Christchurch in the north.

Contact Info

Glenorchy Air Services and Tourist Company Ltd
91 McBride St
Queenstown 9197
New Zealand
Tel +63-3-442 2107
Skype Name, glenorchyair
Email: info@glenorchyair.co.nz

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