Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Leisure Travel, Queenstown's Specialty

Posted by Sarah Sweetz Akhza at 10:06 AM
Leisure Travel, Queenstown's Specialty

Located in New Zealand's South Island the picturesque town of Queenstown is situated in one of the loveliest areas of Otago, offering a myriad of leisure and adventure options. Queenstown is located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and is framed by the Southern Alps. One of the most breathtaking scenes of the area is the Remarkables, a jagged-edged mountain range on the far side of the lake.


There is no doubt that the panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscape constitute perhaps Queenstown's most renowned tourist attraction. Make it a point to visit Bob's Peak via the sensational Skyline Gondola, a cable ride in comfortable moving cabins. The summit offers spectacular views of the Remarkables mountain range, Coronet Peak and beyond Lake Wakatipu to the distant hills, a truly majestic and breathtaking sight.


If you desire to explore the environs further, take the opportunity to take a drive to Glenorchy, acclaimed as one of the most scenic journeys in the world.

The Gibbston Valley wine producing region is also accessible.

As a major tourist destination, Queenstown boasts a wide array of exciting activities, on par with other recognized leisure sites in the world. For hiking and exploring there is no better venue, with scenic trails winding their way through the countryside. If you prefer the aerial route, take the opportunity to take a light aircraft or helicopter trip to enjoy a world-class airborne adventure. For the committed equestrian horseback riding is available, taking the rider into the picturesque valleys and hills.


The Queenstown area offers 4 premier standard ski fields where snowboarding too can be enjoyed. For the water sport enthusiast there is jet boating, where the powerful jet boats do various stunts on the water. Other adrenaline pumping activities include white water rafting, mountaineering, parasailing and bungy jumping to name a few.


Shopping is plentiful in Queenstown with such establishments as Bonz, which offers the finest garments, made in New Zealand to European designs. Meanwhile Boxer Trading stocks the latest brand name streetwear items. These are only a couple of the many attractive traders in Queenstown. The town also offers world class dining options and exciting nightlife for the partygoer.


If you desire to stay at a Queenstown resortan ideal choice would be the Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront. This well furnished comfortable resort in Queenstown NZnever disappoints the expectations of its patrons.

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