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Queenstown & Southern Lakes

The Queenstown & Southern Lakes region is a highlight of any trip to New Zealand. The scenery is spectacular, there are endless things to do, plus eating and drinking options are among the best in the country.

Queenstown is the regional gateway and it’s constant happy bustle mean you’ll definitely want to spend a few days there. Wanaka is a quieter alternative.

Meanwhile many of the personal adventuring spots are deeper into the mountains at Glenorchy & Paradise or Mt Aspiring National Park.

Don’t miss the regions likeable little towns, including Arrowtown and Cardrona as you explore the region.


Flights wing into Queenstown Airport in Frankton from around the country and even directly from Australia.

Having your Car & Motorbike is the way to go if you’re keen to explore. Rental car and Campervan companies abound.




Mt Aspiring National Park



Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by craig