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The self-proclaimed adventure capital of the world Queenstown has, without a doubt, earned its title. The birthplace of the Bungy jump, and home to all manners of adrenaline pumping activities from luge and jet-boating to canyon swinging and, of course, bungeeing.

Set on the edge of giant Lake Wakatipu in the Otago region in the southwest of New Zealand’s south island, come winter, this quiet little town transforms into a buzzing ski resort. The two closest and most popular ski fields are Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, which are under the same management. But it’s not too far to Cardrona, especially if you have hired a car.


Population City: 10 400
District: 23 000
Currency New Zealand Dollar (NZD) = 100 cents
Opening hours Typical hours for shops are Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm, with an earlier closing on weekends.
Newspapers The New Zealand Herald
The Independent, Sunday News
Sunday Star Times
Emergency numbers Police, Fire and Ambulance: 111