Queenstown is a major resort city in South Island, New Zealand. It welcomes tourists of all interests and budgets because the city offers a range of activities and accommodations for all visitors. Outdoor activities in Queenstown include hiking, skiing, and boating.
Whether you are a backpacker or a luxury tourist, an adrenaline junkie or the laid back type, there’s a lot of things to do in Queenstown to suit both your mood as well as your budget. Some of the best outdoor activities in the city are bungy jumping, sky diving, skiing, whitewater rafting, boating, and hiking.
The most remarkable place in the city is actually called The Remarkables, a series of jagged-peak mountains on the opposite side of Lake Wakatipu. You can go skiing and snowboarding on the mountains surrounding the city.
Backpackers will enjoy the party atmosphere in the town, especially during high travel season. There are at least 50 bars, clubs, and other nightlife venues throughout Queenstown.
Luxury tourists may play a round of golf at one of the several golf courses dotting the city. There are also a couple of spas and other world-class amenities where you can spend the most relaxing time at.
Queenstown features an oceanic climate characterized by long, warm summers and cold, snowy winters. Average daily temperatures during the summer season range from 13 to 15.8 °C (55.4 to 60.4 °F) while the winter season experiences average temperatures ranging from 3 to 7 °C (37.4 to 44.6 °F). Rain is spread evenly throughout the year.
The city plays host to a number of festivals throughout the year. One of the best cultural attractions in Queenstown is the Winter Festival in June. Other events are the Bike Festival held in March or April and the Jazz Festival which takes place in October.
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