With a mountain setting that is quite simply awe-inspiring in its exquisite beauty, Queenstown offers an impressive array of activity and adventure possibilities.
Whether relaxing at a world-class resort or lodge, venturing into the wilderness, visiting wineries which make some of the best pinot noir in the world, or charging through the lakes and mountains in a variety of thrill-seeking activities, Queenstown’s natural beauty will remain the highlight of any trip to New Zealand.
New Zealands largest city and major international gateway is remarkable for its stunning harbour, home to many thousands of leisure craft earning it the title of the 'City of Sails'. Whilst it is a thriving commercial hub with world-class infrastructure, Auckland has retained a colourful and fascinating aura courtesy of its rich European and Polynesian histories.
A wide range of sophisticated hotels, first-class restaurants and cafes, fascinating museums and close proximity to wineries, beaches, sub-tropical rainforest and water-based activities make Auckland a destination with very broad appeal.
In contrast to Auckland, Christchurch is a city of picturesque tranquility. Numerous parks and gardens, a meandering river, gothic revival architecture and a stunning backdrop of the close-by Southern Alps lend Christchurch a particularly inviting ambience.
Punting down the Avon river, hot-air ballooning, wildlife, wining, dining, eco-touring, or more adrenaline generating activities such as jet boating, four wheel-driving, whale watching and swimming with dolphins are all possible within or nearby the city.
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