Queenstown / Wanaka
Rated as one of the world’s top travel destinations, the Otago region is New Zealand’s premier lake and alpine resort destination. Set against the majestic Remarkables mountain range on New Zealand’s South Island, the region boasts spectacular natural surroundings that transform into a winter wonderland from June to October each year.
Overlooking the crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu and Lake Wanaka, the picturesque resort towns of Queenstown and Wanaka, are the gateway to the region’s world-class ski resorts. Just a short drive from Queenstown you can explore The Remarkables or Coronet Peak, where you’ll find state of the art chairlifts, beautifully groomed runs, great off piste terrain and spectacular views. Further north, Wanaka boasts Australasia’s largest skiable terrain with two world-class ski areas. For the ultimate downhill skiing experience and world class off-piste terrain, Cardrona and Treble Cone won’t disappoint.
The region caters to skiers and snowboarders of all abilities, whether you’re into fun family skiing or an unforgettable heli-skiing experience there will be something here for you. It is also home to a large number of additional activities for adventure seekers including bungy jumping, jet boating, helicopter flights and much more.
The Queenstown/Wanaka region has everything you would expect from a world-class holiday destination. Cosmopolitan Queenstown offers great nightlife and excitement while Wanaka is perfect for a more laid back, leisurely holiday. If you are after a more indulgent vacation, you will find gourmet food and wine trails, lakeside day spas, local and high street shopping and a range of accommodation options that will all help you unwind
Queenstown Airport provides easy access to both the Queenstown and Wanaka townships with regular domestic airline services and direct international flights to and from Australia. Once you arrive, regular transport and shuttle services will help you reach the resort or accommodation of your choice.
For more information about travelling to Queenstown / Wanaka, please visit the the official Tourism New Zealand website – www.newzealand.com