Lake Wanaka Tree

Queenstown and Wanaka

Today Queenstown and the nearby Fiordland National Park is treasured for its magnificent scenery and adventure opportunities.

The first people to discover Queenstown’s rare beauty were Maori jade hunters. Then came the gold miners, in search of another kind of treasure.

Sightseeing Helicopter in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand

A little more about Queenstown, Wanaka and Fiordland

Queenstown’s compact downtown area is a cosmopolitan hub that’s relaxed during the day and huge fun at night. The nearby picture-perfect towns of Wanaka, Te Anau and Manapouri with lakeside setting offers an excellent base for relaxing or a range of outdoor pursuits.

Not to be missed is a visit to the Fiordlands, home to the iconic scenery of Milford Sound, Doubtful Sound and the less known Dusky Sound. The power of this scenery never fails to enthral with spectacular fiords lined with towering rainforest covered cliffs peppered with tumbling waterfalls; a landscape little changed in centuries.

Experiences

What do you really love doing? We’ll tailor your itinerary to suit you.

Winter sport activity, Remarkables, Queenstown, New Zealand

Winter Sports

Visit in the winter months between June and August for some fabulous skiing and snowboarding.

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Trekking

Embark on a leisurely day trek or a more challenging hike over multiple days such as the Routeburn Track.

Helicopter Flight, Fiordlands, New Zealand

The Ultimate Heli Flight

Fly from Queenstown, over the Southern Alps, glaciers and Milford Sound, with four landings at remote locations; deserted beaches, coastal rainforest and a gourmet picnic included.

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Wilderness of Fiordland National Park, South island, New Zealand

Overnight on Doubtful Sounds

Overnight on a luxury motor boat amidst the awesome scenery of the Doubtful Sounds.

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Sea Kayak, Milford Sound, New Zealand

Milford and Doubtful Sounds

Experience cascading waterfalls hundreds of metres high, kayak through idyllic fiords or dive in search of rare black coral.

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Where to Stay

Every captivating tailor-made itinerary needs a perfect base. Our team has handpicked this collection of properties to give you luxury options in styles to suit any adventure.

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