Queenstown, New Zealands Adventure Capital

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 04/11/2010 | Travel

Right on the southwestern tip of New Zealands South Island, lies Queenstown, which is definitely the countrys leading site for adventure tours offering dramatic and breathtaking landscapes.

This premier lake and alpine resort is situated on the shores of the Lake Wakatipu, whose crystal clear waters reflect the majestic mountains surrounding Queenstown. This mountain range stretches from the east coast to the west coast, with high spectacular peaks, pristine lakes and sprawling alpine pastures.

In Queenstown you can find any type of adventure tour you wish for and numerous sporting activities, from the more extreme to the less adventurous, this is in fact where bungy jumping was first commercialised. Amongst the proposed activities there is snowboarding, skiing, hiking, skydiving, mountain biking, canoeing and rafting as well as other more passive excursions, such as ballooning or panoramic helicopter rides.

In Queensland the seasons are very well defined, offering warm weather in the summer, a multicoloured backdrop of flowers and woods in the spring and autumn as well as snow covered landscapes in the winter.

As far as accommodation is concerned there is an enormous range of options, which includes excellent holiday parks and campground facilities, holiday houses, motels, luxury hotels and lodges or even Bed & Breakfasts in order to fully appreciate the excellent New Zealand hospitality.