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The Ultimate Milford Sound Experience by Helicopter from Queenstown
"Relaxed and unhurried you can make the most of each incredible environment your pilot takes you to on this wonderful tour in Milford Sound. Stroll on an uninhabited beach soar among mountains dine at a remote alpine lake suspended above Fiordland. Learn of the age old glaciers and prehistoric rainforests in a habitat seldom frequented by man. This relaxed and interpretive expedition distills the essence of New Zealand’s most dramatic scenery. the tallest waterfall in New Zealand; majestic Milford Sound; uninhabited wild yet beautiful beaches with the opportunity to stroll along the shore glaciers high in the Alps and the fiords coastal rainforests. Sit back relax
From NZD6,940.00
 
Milford Sound Helicopter Flight and Cruise from Queenstown
"Join us on a personal scenic helicopter flight to Milford Sound with a cruise. Your pilot acting as your personal guide will fly you down to Milford over the breathtaking snow capped Southern Alps where we will land and shut down the helicopter. You will board the cruise boat to take one of the most memorable journeys you can imagine down Milford Sound taking in the rainforest covered slopes and the majestic waterfalls. On the return to Milford you will again board the helicopter for yet more amazing scenery from the air together with a landing on one of the snow capped peaks allowing you to throw a few snowballs and take more photographs of an amazing experience."
From NZD1,175.00
 
Glenorchy Lord of the Rings Off-Road 4X4 Adventure from Queenstown
"The tar-sealed road clings to the lakeshore for 45 fleet-footed kilometers to allow 4WDs to find the gateway to deepest Lord of the Rings country. The glacial lakes ancient forests and neck-stretching peaks of the film trilogy are your domain for a day in the minds and vision of Jackson and Tolkien alike bringing Lord of the Rings to life with Queenstown and New Zealand as a backdrop. As New Zealand’s original you could not be in better hands. Our experience and passion is your greatest asset and with family roots in the area dating back to the 1860’s this family owned and operated business will offer you customers a real kiwi experience.During this thrilling adventure you will be given the opportunity to view Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit locations such as Isengard the Lothorien forests Itilien Camp Amon Hen
From NZD165.00

More General in Queenstown

unforgettable trip

I have just returned from New Zealand. I hired GINZ.COM, Michael Ness ( michael@guestnz.co.nz).Recommended for NZ official web page. Excellent trip and service . I saved a lot of money. Dunedin,...
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Mar 20, 2012

Browse the shops at Arrowtown

We were at Arrowtown on a wet day, so this meant popping in and out of every possible shop here!One of my favorites was the "Remarkable Sweet shop", I just love these shops that are full of "old...
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Jan 26, 2010

TSS EARNSLAW- VINTAGE STEAMSHIP

The TSS Earnslaw is the last surviving and the grandest Steamship to have ever graced lake Wakatipu.It is named after Mount Earnslaw, the highest peak in the area. Built in Dunedin, it was dismantled...
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Jan 26, 2010

Main Town Pier and Info Kiosks

-The Main Town Pier next to the small beach (Marine Parade) is the place to book your trips on the Kawarau Jet. The trips with this jetboat company also start here, as does the adventure activity of...
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Kakapo2
Feb 20, 2009

The Visitor Information Centre

-The place where you can book everything in Queenstown is the Visitor Centre. There are even two offices at the intersection of Shotover Street and Camp Street, located diagonally opposite each...
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Feb 20, 2009

Henderson’s Hole

This name is no official place name but, let’s say, a people’s choice. If you drive past the airport – through the Kawarau Valley – you will see it. It is a big building excavation site but nobody...
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Kakapo2
Feb 20, 2009
 
 
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The Story of Arthurs Point and Edith Cavell Bridge

-If you make a jetboat trip on the Shotover you cannot but notice this bridge. First you drive over it when coming from Queenstown, second, you have it in full view from the jetboat jetty, and pace...
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Dec 31, 2008

Flooding is Queenstown's most serious Threat

-Queenstown can be flooded from time to time, especially after the snowmelt and heavy rainfall. The major flooding of 1999 happened after extensive rainfall. Some buildings were still flooded two...
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Kakapo2
Dec 31, 2008

Julien Bourdeau, the Pioneer of Skippers Canyon

-At the turn-off from the Coronet Peak Road to Skippers Canyon you will see the figure of a man, next to the first warning sign about how dangerous Skippers Road is. This figure depicts Julien...
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Dec 31, 2008

The Shotover River - once full of Gold

Now famous for the hair raising tours on the Shotover Jet and lots and lots of other activities for adrenaline junkies, the Shotover river once was the highest gold producing river in the world per...
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Kakapo2
Dec 31, 2008

More Film Sets than just Lord of the Rings

-Queenstown has not only had centre stage of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. But sure, the hype around those films and tours to the film locations is enormous and overshadows the rest.Films such as The...
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Kakapo2
Dec 25, 2008

The Brazilian Element of Queenstown

If you hear people talking English with an accent not very familiar to you, often a waiter or barman, it might be Portuguese. More exactly: Brazilian Portuguese. You will be surprised about how many...
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Kakapo2
Dec 25, 2008

A small Town with big Visitor Numbers

-Queenstown might be a town but it is far from being a city. You will be surprised how small the town centre is. The main roads – SH 6A from Cromwell and the airport to Arrowtown/Arthur’s Point, and...
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Dec 25, 2008

The Mall

-This is Queentown’s main shopping, restaurant and pub street and pedestrian zone. They have tried to create a relaxing atmosphere with good indoor/outdoor flow, with nice seating areas on decks on...
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Dec 25, 2008

Top Hotels in Queenstown

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Malaghans Road, Arrowtown, South Island, New Zealand
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26 Isle Street, Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand
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91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown, South Island, 9197, New Zealand
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10-18 Brunswick St., (formerly Mercure Grand St Moritz), Queenstown, South Island, 1116, New Zealand
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Beach Street & Shotover, PO Box 102, Queenstown, South Island, 9300, New Zealand
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Corner Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown, South Island, 9197, New Zealand
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Top Things to Do in Queenstown

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Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

For the most spectacular view of Queenstown, visit the Skyline Gondola. This takes you to Bob's Peak, offering a panoramic vista over the entire town and its environs. This is the best thing to see if...
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Jet Boating

The jetboats in Queenstown are quite an adventure. There are now 3 options available. The fastest, thrill seeking option is the Shotover Jet. It departs/docks at their pier at Jack's Point. An easy...
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Bungy Jumping

(part 2) I have strong passion to try something like Bungy jump when I went to Vanuatu the previous year (2014) and discovered a ritual by Pentecost Islanders by which men throw themselves off 35...
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TSS Earnslaw

Whilst walking around Queenstown, we came across the TSS Earnslaw in dock. What a lovely looking Steamship she was, so on inquiring about the price and where she went, we decided it would be a nice...
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Milford Sound

Milford Sound or Piopiotahi is actually a fjord (as is Doubtful Sound and all the others in Fiordland National Park). It is one of the world's top travel destinations and has been called by Rudyard...
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Queenstown Gardens

During our visit in Queenstown, we enjoyed several strolls through this attractive botanical garden located on a peninsula near the center. There are beautiful plantings, large old trees, a lawn...
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Top 5 Queenstown Writers

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Kakapo2

"Get Crazy in New Zealand's Fun Capital"
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"Queenstown"
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imstress

"Queenstown - feel the adrenaline!"
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al2401

"A town fit for a Queen"
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grets

"Queenstown - the adrenaline capital"
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