Queenstown

  • Accommodation:
    • Heartland Hotel
  • Transport:
    • OrBus, the local bus service, is an easy and affordable way to explore wider Queenstown
    • There is a flat-rate fare on the bus network that’s $2
    • The Fernhill to Remarkables Park bus runs every 15 minutes
    • The Arrowtown to Arthurs Point (via Frankton) bus runs half-hourly on peak and hourly off-peak
    • Use a GoCard to pay for rides and the trip will be $2. GoCards can be purchased on the bus, at Queenstown Airport or at the O’Connell’s Mall kiosk for $5
    • There are bus routes connecting to  Te Anau, Manapouri, Milford Sound and Doubtful Sound
  • Things to see:
    • Arrow River
    • Lake Wakatipu
    • Shotover River
    • Cecil Peak
    • Nevis Highwire Platform
    • Lake Hayes
    • Skippers Canyon
  • Tips:
    • The Queenstown Trail offers alpine vistas, crystal clear lakes and stunning river gorges
    • The Routeburn Track has mountain peaks, valleys and waterfalls and links the Mount Aspiring National Park with Fiordland National Park
    • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Vertical Limit and 10,000 BC were all filmed in the Queenstown region
    • Take a scenic ride in a Skyline Gondola, the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, to see the stunning views Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu. Once at t the top, you’ll see Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak
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