Famously known as the ‘The Adventure Capital of the World’, Queenstown is a literal breath of fresh air for local and international visitors. Tucked into a picturesque bay on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this vibrant and thriving town is located in New Zealand’s stunning South Island, attracting two million visitors each year. With its plethora of thrill-seeking activities and relaxing rejuvenation options, it’s easy to see why Queenstown is such a popular holiday destination.
That’s not even to mention the area’s unparalleled natural scenery. You’ll gasp in awe over the expansive panorama of majestic snowy peaks rising up against crisp blue skies, beautifully reflected in the cool glacial waters of the lake. No matter how many times you experience it, this spectacular view with its powerful aura of stillness and serenity is guaranteed to take your breath away.
If you’re looking for accommodation in Queenstown, Peppers Beacon is the ideal choice. This amazing Queenstown resort can help you to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime in style and comfort.
What to do in Queenstown
If you’re on the lookout for pulse-raising activities in Queenstown, you’ll be happy to hear that there’s plenty to choose from. As the origin of the world’s first commercial bungy jump, Queenstown has this adventure sport down to an art. Plunge off the historic Kawarau Bridge and feel the wind whistling through your hair as you shoot down towards the aquamarine waters of the Kawarau River, in what has become renowned as one of the most exhilarating activities in this adventure capital.
If that’s not enough to get your heart rate going, try one of Queenstown’s amazing aquatic activities, such as parasailing, jet-boating or rafting. With so many beautiful lakes and rivers flowing through and surrounding the area, you’ll have the opportunity to experience these waters from a variety of perspectives.
One of the best aspects of Queenstown is that it offers just as much in the way of leisure activities as it does in adventure sports. Holidaymakers who are looking to relax, unwind and immerse themselves in the beauty and serenity of the town’s unsurpassed vista will love the gondola ride to Bob’s Peak, in what is reputedly the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere. Watch the town as it is unveiled before you against the backdrop of the incredible Southern Alps, charmingly capped with snow in the winter months and enveloped by lush greenery in the summertime.
Fishing is a highly popular pastime in Queenstown that can be enjoyed all year round, with fly-fishing tours running 365 days a year. Travel to your chosen river by foot, or alternatively you can charter a fishing boat and make a day of it on the water.
Wine connoisseurs will want to explore some of the premier wineries on the Queenstown Original Wine Trail, where you can develop your discerning palate while simultaneously marvelling over the natural splendour of the Queenstown and Central Otago regions.
With stunning scenery and a huge range of activities to enjoy, don’t forget to save time to explore Queenstown’s lively, bustling downtown area. Here you can enjoy a delicious meal or refreshing beverage at one of the superb licensed bars and cafes that line the main streets, many of which feature live music, or indulge in a spot of shopping from some incredible boutique, luxury and high street chain stores.
Whilst there is plenty to do in Queenstown all year round it is renowned as a snow lovers’ paradise, with two amazing ski fields located conveniently close to the town centre. Coronet Peak is a mere twenty-five minute drive away and offers the perfect playground for expert, intermediate and amateur skiers. Its numerous and diverse slopes range from a dedicated beginners trail to sprawling groomed trails to steep off-piste runs and open bowls. It also boasts some breathtaking sky high views, with over 280 hectares of skiable terrain.
The Remarkables, located slightly further afield, is forty-five minutes from Queenstown. Well known for its fantastic facilities and expansive slopes, it presents a great learning environment for kids and is a great place for families and friends to hit the slopes.
Visitors to Queenstown often make the journey to Milford Sound, just four hours away by car or bus. Sitting within Fiordland National Park, Milford Sound invites visitors to explore the pristine vistas and glistening mountain cliffs. Parts of the World Heritage listed Fiordlands National Park can also be enjoyed via sea kayak, offering adventurers a comfortable and up-close view of the dramatic natural landscape.
Accommodation in Queenstown
Make the most of your stay by Peppers Beacon for your accommodation in Queenstown. Ideally located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, this hotel’s stunning glass-fronted façade is matched only by the wide range of excellent accommodation options within. Choose from a wide range of rooms, suites and penthouses featuring picturesque mountain, lake or garden views, suitable for any travelling party.
The services and facilities at Peppers Beacon are perfectly designed to ensure relaxation and rejuvenation for guests after long days of adventuring and sight-seeing. There are gym, sauna and spa pool facilities to help you to unwind, as well as a massage service to soothe tired bodies.
Queenstown is famous not only for its unofficial title as the world’s adventure capital, but also in its own right as one of the world’s premier holiday destinations. Experience this unique and beautiful little corner of the world the right way by choosing Peppers Beacon as your Queenstown resort.