If you only go to one place in New Zealand, let it be Queenstown. Surrounded by towering mountain ranges, including the magnificent Southern Alps, Queenstown is a world-class, four-seasons alpine wonderland. But it’s not just spectacular scenery and skiing that’s on offer – Queenstown is considered the adventure capital of New Zealand, and also serves up phenomenal shopping, dining and nightlife.
Queenstown is New Zealand’s most prestigious snow sports destination. There are four massive ski fields to choose from: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone. There are at least six premium golf courses all within a 25-minute drive of Queenstown’s centre. And while they all offer varying par levels and unique course challenges, they share one thing in common: unforgettable scenic views.
Central Otago has also made a name for itself on the international wine stage. The world’s southern-most wine growing region, it is most famous for its highly-acclaimed Pinot Noir. Other impressive local varieties include Gewurztraminer, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.