Queenstown Off The Beaten Path

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    Lake Wakatipu
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  • Lake Wakatipu
    Lake Wakatipu
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  • Lake Wakatipu
    Lake Wakatipu
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Queenstown

  • 1. Arrowtown

    Arrowtown is located approximately 21km from Queenstown, towards Cromwell and offers a place of relaxation and walking trails. Arrowtown started in the gold rush, with Chinese immigrants. The...

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  • 2. Milford Sound

    MIlford Sound is a must do while in NZ. It is very isolated, so I recommend doing the fly - cruise-fly option from downtown Queenstown. There are 3-4 companies who offer this. It is rather expensive,...

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  • 3. Wanaka

    Wanaka is a small town situated at the southern end of Lake Wanaka and was originally settled during the gold rush excitement of the 19th century. It is the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Parkand...

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  • 4. Kawarau River

    Even if you don't dare to do a bungy jump, you can walk around the Bungy Centre with exhibitions on the history and equipment used for bungy jump. The surrounding is very beautiful. You can take...

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  • 5. Safari anyone ?

    I took a LOTR safari while in Queenstown and it was really an interesting day out.Many of the areas that NOMAD safaris tour visits provide the spectacular...

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  • 6. Kingston

    Kingston is a small town at the southernmost end of Lake Wakatipu 47km's south of Queenstown.It was home to the Kingston Flyer, a vintage steam train that used...

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  • 7. Routeburn Trail

    The world famous Routeburn Trail, which is one of New Zealand's most stunning alpine walks and is located in the pristine Mt Aspiring National Park.The...

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  • 8. Glenorchy

    Glenorchy is a small town nestled in spectacular scenery on Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand's south Island. It is approximately 45km's by road from...

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  • 9. Cardrona

    Cardrona is the name of a small locality New Zealand in a scenic setting on the Crown Range road which connects Wanaka and Queenstown.Established as a gold rush...

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  • 10. Skippers Canyon

    Nomad Safaris have a number of 4WD adventures including the Skippers Canyon tour which departs from Queenstown.The tour heads out towards Coronet Peak and as...

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  • 11. Flyfishing

    I had never tried flyfishing before so while in the Otago region I thought that I'd give it a go and organised a full day trip with Dreamwaters. The region is...

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  • 12. Skippers Canyon

    This rugged canyon is off the road upto the Coronet Skifield.An old mining area, the Skippers Road is certainly an adventure along a narrow gorge road, but its...

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  • 13. Steam Train - Kingston Flyer

    This tip is in the off the beaten path section, as the train and Kingston are situated around 50km from Queenstown at the southern base of Lake Wakatipu.The...

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  • 14. Hell’s Gate and other Challenges on Skippers Road

    The first part of the road to Skippers Canyon, from Skippers Saddle to the old hotel site, is the most difficult part to drive. Plus it has the best views. But...

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  • 15. How to Manage Oncoming Traffic on Skippers Road

    There are several passing bays where you can let oncoming traffic pass on this narrow road to Skippers Canyon. But don’t even dream of the drivers of your tour...

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  • 16. Skippers Canyon: Not only Scenery is breathtaking

    This sensational canyon which is accessed on an even more sensational road (see extra tip under Warnings and Dangers) is a place of outstanding beauty, and the...

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  • 17. Imagine... the Pillars of the Kings

    I would not recommend to immediately stop when you spot the River Anduin aka the Kawarau River on the road to Chard Farm Vineyard. Drive a bit further until you...

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  • 18. A funny Introduction to Cowcliffs Hill

    Right after AJ Hackett’s Bungy Jump (coming from Queenstown) you turn to the right off SH 6, following the signpost to Chard Farm Vineyard. You get onto a...

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  • 19. Guided and Self-drive Tours to Deer Park Heights

    Most Lord of the Rings tours you can book in Queenstown do not include Deer Park Heights where they shot a lot of scenes in 2001. Up there you can see where...

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  • 20. Queenstown Mall

    It is hard to believe that in a tourist destination like Queenstown, NZ, I would be putting a shopping mall in the category of "Off the Beaten Path". In this...

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  • 21. Hidden lakeside off Frankton

    It was almost 11pm by the time we finished dinner. Too late to get a spot in holiday park. We drove around finding nothing. Luckily babe decided to go by a lake...

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  • 22. Goldfields Mining Centre

    Who doesn’t love a ghost town? When gold was struck in the 1860s in New Zealand, the gold rush was on! Like any gold rush, prospectors from all over the world...

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  • 23. The Fantastic Drive to Paradise and Glenorchy

    Just out side of Queenstown, at the northern tip of Lake Wakatipu, is the tiny town of Glenorchy. Don't miss out on driving at least to Glenorchy. In a nation...

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  • 24. Bottle House

    This is an usual construction we happened to come across while driving out of Queenstown.It's part of the Skyline Mountain View Lodge on Rankton Road. Come and...

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  • 25. Lord of the Rings tours

    There are many operators who do this kind of thing in Queenstown and there are many choices of how to best explore it.Some offer horseback-riding, off-road...

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