Queenstown, the self-proclaimed world´s capital of adventures, has, without a doubt, earned its title. The birthplace of bungee jumping, and home to all manners of adrenaline pumping activities, from luge and jet-boating to canyon swinging, attracts every year thousands of adventure lovers.
Set on the edge of the giant Lake Wakatipu, in the Otago region, this intimate town transforms itself into a buzzing ski resort during winter, thanks to its two appealing ski-fields that suit sport lovers of any abilities.
||City: 10 400
District: 23 000
||New Zealand Dollar (NZD) = 100 cents
||Police, Fire and Ambulance: 111
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||Typical hours for shops are Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm, with an earlier closing on weekends.