Queenstown -The popular ski town; a thrill-seekers paradise

In the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown in the city of Otago, has been a popular tourist destination for a number of years and has been steadily increasing in popularity. Queenstown is mostly known for its adventure and ski tourism and is frequented by visitors looking for an adrenaline packed holiday. When looking for accommodation for your visit, be sure to choose a Queenstown hotel which will cater to your individual needs. There are a number of luxurious hotels in the area that offer a large variety of amenities however hotels such as Oaks Shores offer apartment-style accommodation, perfect for making you feel at home on holiday.

Queenstown offers a huge variety of activities for the thrill seeker, which include skiing, snowboarding, whitewater rafting, bungy jumping, tramping, sky diving, fly fishing, jet boating, mountain biking and much more. However, a number of these activities are seasonal, and it is best to contact the companies that offer these activities ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

As stated above, Queenstown is a very popular snow sports destination, with tourists from all over the world visiting the four main ski fields: Cardrona, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone. Cross country skiing enthusiasts can also visit the Waiorau Snowfarm near the Cardrona Village.

For those who are visiting Queenstown for a more relaxed holiday, Queenstown is also located in the centre of the world’s southernmost wine producing region, and there are a number of restaurants and bars that feature the wine of the region. Queenstown is also home to a number of world-class golf courses such as the Millbrook Resort, Jack’s Point, and the Queenstown Golf Club. There is also a very popular mall, aptly named the Queenstown Mall, for those who would like to indulge in a bit of retail therapy. No matter what your adventure threshold is, Queenstown has something for everyone.

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Camping In Queenstown – Get in Touch with Nature

New Zealand, a country of incredible beauty, is one of the few remaining places on the planet that remains pristine. For the locals and many who visit, the country is nothing short of a natural paradise. Called Aotearoa (meaning ‘land of long white cloud’) by the indigenous Maoris, it is the ideal destination for nature lovers. In fact, over the years the country has a made name for itself for ecotourism and as a destination for adventure sports. Nature lovers will find plenty of things to do such as hiking and trekking, but for those who want to get really close to nature, camping is the perfect outdoor activity.

In a land known for its picturesque landscapes, Queenstown stands out for its spectacular countryside and has some of the best camping sites throughout the country. From grassy parks, gentle hillsides, secluded beaches, and mist covered lakes, there is an endless array of camping options in Queenstown.

Anyone with a motorhome that is completely self-contained (has a toilet, rubbish disposal and wastewater tank) is free to camp on any public land in Queenstown. Called ‘freedom camping’, this allows one to camp at nearly any accessible place. Of course town centres and residential areas are off limits, as are places with signs saying camping is not allowed.

There are many places that offer motorhome rentals and renting one is the ideal choice for those who do not want to be restricted to Queenstown’s holiday parks. However, though they tend to be a little crowded, the holiday parks comes with facilities such as toilets and may even provide internet access, making them a terrific option too.

Although large portions of the country remain preserved and undeveloped, New Zealand boasts excellent infrastructure. There are excellent roads connecting the country’s many cities, public transport runs like clockwork, restaurants are plentiful and accommodation easy to find.

Tourists planning on exploring the country and are looking for good New Zealand hotels to stay at should consider getting accommodation with a hotel chain like the Millennium & Copthorne Hotels NZ. With a range of Queenstown, Hamilton, Wellington and Auckland hotels to choose from, one can be assured of the same high standard of service at each destination.


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Milford Sound

Visit World Heritage Fiordland National Park in New Zealand, where the strikingly beautiful attraction known as Milford Sound is located. If planning to stay at a luxury hotel Queenstown

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an option to consider is Millennium Hotel Queenstown. Take a break from the comforts of your Queenstown hotel to embark on a sightseeing tour of the region. Popular for its rugged natural beauty and remote atmosphere, Milford Sound is steeped in history. The dense forest, sheer rock faces, cascading waterfalls and diverse wildlife all add to the attraction’s splendour. Keep an eye out for species such as dolphins, seals and penguins.

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Shotover River

Travellers to Queenstown, New Zealand have a plethora of places of interest to explore including beautiful natural attractions such as Shotover River. Locating an ideal Queenstown hotel will not be hard as there are many a luxury hotel Queenstown has to offer, among which Millennium Hotel Queenstown is a standout. Begin your outdoor adventure with a visit to the Skippers Canyon, renowned for its amazing twists and turns as well as thrilling cliff edges. On your way, you will be mesmerised by the sight of the Shotover River which runs through the canyon. It is popular for being one of the world’s richest gold bearing rivers as well as its beauty.

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Queenstown Ice Arena

Travellers looking for Queenstown hotel accommodation will find no alternative to Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront, a renowned family hotel Queenstown has to offer. Leisure travellers to this part of New Zealand can expect to enjoy various activities and Queenstown Ice Arena is popular for offering a memorable ice skating experience! Regardless of your age and ability you can have some fun on the ice. A family day out can be spent here at Queenstown Ice Arena which is open all seven days of the week. The area also offers several ice skating learning programmes for those interested.

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Kiwi Bird Life Park – Wildlife paradise

It is clever to opt for a centrally positioned Queenstown resort such as Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront which boasts well appointed Queenstown hotel accommodation for all types of travellers. A trip to this region is never a dull one owing to the multitude of attractions found here and among these, Kiwi Bird Life Park is a must visit for nature lovers. Tucked away in the heart of Queenstown, the park is home to more than twenty native species of local wildlife. Sprawling across five acres, the park features nicely landscaped gardens in the midst of majestic trees and is ideal for relaxation.

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Coronet Peak Ski field – To ski through mountains

Coronet Peak is a popular place of attraction in New Zealand that has attracted so many people because of its spectacular view and the amazing skiing opportunities that the area offers its visitors. This commercial ski arena located in New Zealand Otago. This amazing ski field is located about 18 km away from the famous Queenstown which is also renowned for its snowboarding and skiing and just seven km away from Arrow Town. This peak has become a popular destination for skiing specially because of its proximity to beautiful Queenstown.

The view across the mountain over the Lake Wakatipu is simply magnificent. The area is equipped with astounding facilities like a speedy patio chairlift, express six seated chairlift and also a beginner chairlift that was fixed in 2010. It is one of the most popular skiing venues in the Southern Hemisphere and is renowned for offering a longer period of snow. This peak is a place that you can get busy with extensive snowmaking since it’s the place that doesn’t lose its snow till very late. The season carries on from June to mid October. This great arena of skiing also presents its adventurers night skiing on all Friday and Saturday nights. One would not want to leave when you see the absolutely magical natural setting which makes skiing more enjoyable. Coronet Peak being the first commercial Ski Field in New Zealand which was built in 1947 plays a key role for tourism in New Zealand. With the increasing number of skiers visiting in, Coronet Place became a much developed and facilitated skiing venue.

It has succeeded in offering many new facilities for the entertainment of the travelers which include double and treble chairlifts, piste groomers and high speed quad chairlift. Travelers planning to visit New Zealand should not miss this lovely opportunity to enjoy yourself. For a lavishing stay in New Zealand you can choose Millennium Hotel Queenstown which is a renowned luxury hotel Queenstown to suit your needs and desires. This amazing Queenstown hotel will give you the best of its services and a luxurious comfortable stay to make your New Zealand tour memorable.

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