Queenstown is renowned as the best skiing destination in the Southern Hemisphere.
Tourism New Zealand has just appointed Megan Gale as a special ambassador.
A super-hip, thoughtfully designed boutique hotel with a great bar that is also family-friendly sounds about as likely as meeting a unicorn.
Called the eighth wonder of the world by Rudyard Kipling, Milford Sound is an unforgettable fjord.
New Zealand’s South Island is renowned for its luxury lodges, each set against a dramatic background.
There are three major lakes (Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea) and two major rivers (Shotover and Kawarau) in the Queenstown Lakes District.
Approximately two hours from Auckland, New Zealand's Bay of Islands is a pristine paradise
A gentler way to scale Central Otago heights, this ride takes you 450 metres above Queenstown to Bob’s Peak for uninterrupted views of the Wakatipu Basin.
There’s no gondola that takes you here, nor is it accessible by cars.
Make your way to the town via the Glenorchy-Queenstown Road with waterfront views of Lake Wakatipu.
For a place as hilly and picturesque as Queenstown, it’s surprising that there are not many rooftop bars here.
Luxury accommodation, fine food, serene surroundings – a stay at Otahuna Lodge, just 30 minutes by car from Christchurch, is pure indulgence.
One of the best ways to take in the city's beauty.
Many hotels claim to be a home away from home but Eichardt’s nails it.
There are no lake views here but Queenstown Park Hotel’s location in the middle of two lush parks makes it just as scenic and ideal for early-morning runs.
Ghosts are involved, for starters.
Terrace Downs Resort is a serene base for experiencing ski, golf and adventure outings in the rich Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island.
Queenstown is a mecca for adventure sports and the home of bungee jumping.
Get off the beaten track, close to nature, away from life’s toils and troubles, where thinking like a fish can lead to elemental discoveries, even about yourself.
Rata is the Noma of Queenstown and no trip to the South Island is complete without a meal at this restaurant.
For a lesson in history (and unprecedented views), hop aboard TSS Earnslaw.
Surrounded by mountains, rivers and lakes, Wanaka is a smaller, more laidback version of Queenstown but just as scenic.
In a very different part of Queenstown – close to the airport – is the Hilton, which features earthy tones and plenty of timber to give it that unmistakable alpine feel.
Leave with your wallet a little lighter, and your suitcase slightly heavier.
As you walk into this hotel’s lobby with its grand spiral staircase and piano, you feel a sense of calm that belies its location – right behind Queenstown’s busiest thoroughfare, Shotover Street.
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