Queenstown is the most picturesque city in Otago, New Zealand. Popular for its mountain ranges, stunning views, and Lake Wakatipu, the city has become a celebrated resort town of South Island. With the extent of scenic beauty surrounding the whole place, hiking and trekking have become the major tourist activities. The place is also perfect for kayaking, boating, skiing, and white-water rafting. Noted below are the highlights of our Queenstown holiday.
To capture the essence of this beautiful city one must visit Lake Wakatipu. Flanked by large sunlit mountains covered in fog, the river, and its banks cast a magical spell that cannot be escaped easily. The lake looks quite serene and picturesque with pine trees surrounding the area. Boating and fishing are some of the main tourist activities. The natural trails in this region are popularly used for hikers and bikers.
Another major attraction of the city is the Queenstown Gardens that houses a wide range of native trees and exotic plants. The place has many recreational facilities for visitors such as ice skating ground, tennis court, a children’s playground, and disc golf course. There are many heritage trees in this precinct such as Black oak, red oak, and Algerian Fir. Also, the major attraction of the place is a rose garden that breeds thousands of hybrid rose plants from around the world. The place provides free entry but the sports clubs charge a certain amount of fee for letting the visitors use the facilities.
Kiwi Birdlife Park
Located on Brecon Street is the famous Kiwi Birdlife Park. The wildlife sanctuary is a conservatory that rescues native birds and reptiles. Spread over a land area of 5 acres the park conducts a special conservation show where they let the visitors see and interact with birds. During the show, the visitors are informed about the life and rescue of these birds. Feeding kiwis is a major activity in this park. The entrance fee was $60 per adult but you can enjoy a concession if you make bookings online.