Queens down near the center of new zealand south island is the gateway the stunning fjords blasius ski fields and vineyards this idyllic lakeside city has achieved worldwide fame as the country’s adrenaline capital when the Morning Sun warms the earth the fog lifts revealing the vivid hues of lake wakatipu and the city of coins down.
The more we call this Lake hollow of the giant which according to legend was formed by the resting shape of a fearsome mountain giant because the Lakes waters rise and fall rhythmically
throughout the day it said that his heart still beats on it’s certainly true that Queenstown is the beating heart of New Zealand south island, providing the pulse that keeps this remote corner of the world energetic and youthful as the descendants of BS Polynesian warriors and determined European settlers the Kiwis and the spirit of adventure.
Running through their veins to learn more about lake wakatipu and the region’s only settlers into steamer Wharf and climb aboard the tss earnslaw nicknamed the Lady of the lake for over a hundred years this steamship hasn’t mr. beat transporting livestock and passengers to and from the high country.
Back in Queenstown soak up the alveolar sunshine on a sandy beach will take a stroll through the idyllic queenstown gardens which cut out into the lake. For a bird’s-eye view ride the skyline gondola to bob’s peak after taking in the sweeping views of lake wakatipu and the remarkable wide.
Hike slide or glide back down the mountain when the Sun gets load into marine parade and enjoy mother nature’s spectacle with kindred spirits from all over the world Queenstown is filled with cozy cafés craft breweries restaurants and bars.
Locals and travelers exchange tales after a day out in the wilds queenstown expands and contracts with the rhythm of the seasons after a hectic summer residence relax and slowly transformed the town into a world-class.
Ski destination by july the winter sports season is in full swing yeah Winstone has three main ski fields each with its own charms and highlights the remarkable skifield is just 35 minutes drive from queenstown and features runs for the season freestylers and beginners.
Catriona alpine resort is located towards the town of one again the more advanced terrain parks and half pipes here are among the biggest in the southern hemisphere and meet Olympic standards a 20-minute drive from the city is the Coronet Peak Ski Area a spectacular resort offering thrilling roller coaster terrain and a dedicated learner area.
After a few hours on the slopes enjoy a hearty meal with a view and when the weekend comes out longer and enjoy the park after dark when the snow finally melts queenstown transforms once again to accommodate a new wave of visitors who flock to the arrow basin and spring and summer to taste the flavors of the high country and explore its charming historic towns.
Back in the eighteen seventies Chinese prospectors tried there like in nearby creeks establishing the community of arrowtown a century later the Kiwis struck gold of Cour bridge the spot with bungee jumping was first brought to the world even if your heart’s not into taking the leap.
It’s still exciting to watch on your way back to queenstown you’ll cross the shotover river where the always Deering Kiwis challenge you once more jump into a jet boat and hang on for a heart-stopping thrill ride through the rivers breathtaking narrow canyons.
The Kiwis have taken the accused from the dramatic surroundings to create one of the world’s most spectacular adventure playgrounds but at the same time the locals know when it’s time to
slow down unwind and enjoy the finer.
Things in life like wine queenstown and the nearby Gibson belly are home to 75 wineries here
Venters produce piano wires acclaimed for the purity freshness and vitality a perfect reflection of the region itself.
Some travelers live to push their heart rates to the limit some prefer to align the years with the
gentle rhythms of nature while others are open to it all no matter what your style when it’s time to say goodbye to queenstown your heart is sure to wake which is why year after year so many.