In this video, we take a pre-Covid look at New Zealand’s stunning adrenaline capital…

Situated near the centre of NZ’s South Island is Queenstown, a lake-side city that draws adventure-hungry visitors of all ages. And with good reason!

Built around an inlet called Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, a long, thin, Zed-shaped lake formed by glacial processes, the city enjoys breathtaking views of nearby mountains. Such heights include: The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and, just above the town, Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill.

First discovered and settled by Māori, Queenstown today is chiefly a resort town, specialising in winter sports and adventure tourism. Its pulse-raising recreational activities include skiing and snowboarding, jet boating, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, skateboarding, paragliding, sky diving and fly fishing.

Oh… and it’s considered the birthplace of bungy jumping, too.

But to pigeonhole Queenstown as just a playground is to overlook its cosmopolitan dining and arts scene, its fine vineyards and the diverse range of bars that make evenings here as enticing as the days. These offerings, together with its ‘big experiences’, are sure to last you a lifetime.

View the original video here.

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