Top 25 Destinations in the World, #12
May 20, 2011
May 20, 2011
This photo of Queenstown is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Staggering beauty and heart-pumping thrills await in the resort town of Queenstown, which is also known for its Hobbits—much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Queenstown for the kayaking, bungee jumping, jetboating, white-water rafting, hiking and skiing. More mild-mannered adventurers can take a quiet cruise through nearby Milford Sound, part of the Fjordland National Park World Heritage area, or sample South Island pinot noir from one of the region’s 75 wineries.
Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of our private pools. Housed in cedar-lined bathing rooms, complete with shower, changing area, breathtaking mountain views, and unique picture-windows that retract into the roof at the touch of a button. At night dim the lights and watch the southern constellations wheel past overhead!
Skippers Canyon is one of Queenstown’s major attractions. In many ways this is where New Zealand started to grow. There is a lot of Gold mining history in this area, read about it’s History.
It can really only be seen by a guided tour, as rental cars are not insured if you drive in there. – As you enter Skippers Canyon road, there is a sign saying ‘rental cars prohibited’, so you can’t “accidently” drive past.