Queenstown Points Of Interest
Here, at the western flank of Central Otago, where the Southern Alps tower above deep glacier-gouged lakes, the pure atmosphere aids the play of light, evoking nuances few other landscapes permit, providing a spectacular backdrop for a range of pursuits. And one of the best introductions to the town is a ride to Bob’s Peak aboard the Skyline Gondola for outstanding lake and mountain views.
Catch the chairlift and ride the luge, and get your first jump under your belt on the Ledge Bungy. Queenstown’s range of bungy options is astounding and further pulsating fun is found in the canyons beneath the Edith Cavell Bridge, where the Shotover Jet twists through narrow canyons, skims past rocky outcrops and completes full 360-degree turns.
The rugged beauty of the upper reaches of the Shotover River is also the setting for whitewater rafting excitement; while the slightly tamer Kawarau River provides an exhilarating ride, bound to get first timers hooked.
Scenic flights provide visions of hard-to-access scenery and if you want to reach sensory overload, take a tandem skydive, or learn to hang-glide.
But if all this action has you yearning for a cup-of-tea and a lie-down leave your rental campervan in Queenstown, hop aboard the TSS Earnslaw, the sole survivor of a fleet of steamers that once ferried goods and passengers to otherwise inaccessible stations. Or recapture a sense of days gone by, strolling through Queenstown’s old town, pausing for a meal on historical Cow Lane or espresso in Williams Cottage, built in 1864.
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