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Kiki and Birdlife Park Visitors can enjoy eight acres of magnificent native bush, which is home to the nocturnal world of the Kiwi, who makes its home amongst the lush tree ferns. Take a stroll along one of the trails to view any one of the many aviaries set along peaceful flowing streams. Children and adults will enjoy a day at this park.

SKYCITY Located in the heart of Queenstown, SKYCITY is an international casino where visitors can enjoy slot machines, gaming tables and more. After a long day of gambling visitors can relax and unwind in the Wild Thyme restaurant and bar, which offers contemporary local cuisine with exceptional service.

Kingston Flyer Located on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu visitors can find New Zealand's most famous vintage steam train flyer. The vintage flyer is a great piece of cultural history and makes a great stop while out and about sight seeing. The flyer departs three times daily.

Nzone 'The Ultimate Jump' Tandem Skydive from 15,000ft. It takes a certain kind of person to jump out an aircraft into thin air. It takes courage Harnessed to an experienced jumpmaster, expect sensory overload as you step out that aircraft door and for some 60 seconds plummet towards the ground at 200kph NZ Tourism Supreme Award Winner 2007
submitted by Dalice McGregor, 25/03/08

Queenstown Adventure Group New Zealand Queenstown, New Zealand offers adventure vacation options galore - bungy jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, tandem skydiving and thrilling helicopter flights.
submitted by Sue, 15/01/08

Skyline Gondola Queenstown A must see visitor attraction in Queenstown; gondola and restaurant offering spectacular views overlooking Queenstown, function and conference facilities & the Luge, an exciting adventure ride.
submitted by Kiwi, 07/03/07

Air Fiordland Scenic flights to Milford Sound, including popular fly/cruise/fly package. Experienced and friendly staff. Courtesy Hotel-Airport transfers included.
submitted by Haley, 21/11/06

Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters Scenic helicopter flights of mountains, lakes and glaciers in and around Queenstown, Milford Sound, Franz Josef and Fox Glacier with glacier and snow landings, plus fishing & hunting charter flights.
submitted by Sue, 30/08/05

Queenstown Shopping

Queenstown Town Centre - Queenstown Town Centre is a picturesque shopping area located in downtown Queenstown. Shoppers will be delighted to find many international labels and also many of the best in New Zealand designs and fashions. The stores are open all of the time and offer shoppers' excellent service all-year round.

Buckingham Street - If you are in the mood for a more unique and diverse shopping experience, take a stroll down historic Buckingham Street. The area offers a wide variety of shops that feature many of New Zealand's premier clothing, knitwear and leather merchants as well as unique jade, greenstone, crystal and gold boutiques and shops. You are sure to find something rare and wonderful here.

AJ Gear - Locals know AJ Gear as the sister company of AJ Hackett Bungy, Queenstown's own clothing brand. The store is well-known for gracefully combining outdoor performance wear with urban style and comfortablility. There is something that everyone will love here and many of the items make a perfect gift from your trip to New Zealand.

Queenstown Activities

Nomad Safaris Visit the breathtaking and amazing scenery of the Nomad Safaris. This is the location for many of the scenes filmed in 'The Lord of The Rings". Children and adults that love the movie will find it interesting to stand in some of the same spots that favorite characters stood in.

Queenstown Ducks Tours Jump on board and take a tour of Queenstown from the land and from the water. This World War II aquatic vehicle will take its passengers on a fun-filled 90-minute tour of Lake Wakatipu and other great sites in Queenstown.

Walter Peak High Country Farm Excursions Get on board of the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship and take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to the final destination of Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once at the farm tourists can ride on a horse, enjoy morning and afternoon tea, barbeque and more.

Queenstown Restaurants and Bars

Queenstown Restaurants

19th - Located on the exquisite shores of Lake Wakatipu in downtown Queenstown, diners can enjoy an informal and relaxed diner with terrific views of the bay and near by mountain range. The menu offers a wide selection of tempting delicacies all made with some of New Zealand's outstanding produce. The perfect compliment to one of 19th's menu selections is a glass or bottle of wine from their extensive selection of local wines.

Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant - Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant was named as one of New Zealand's top seven restaurants by Frommers Guide and was the only restaurant to receive the 'Star' award in Queenstown. It won't be hard to see why. The restaurant offers a consistently outstanding quality of food and service and is open to diners year-round.

Coloniel's Homstead, Walter Peak - After a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on board the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship, visitors can enjoy a delicious barbeque lunch on the lovely lakeside terrace or an evening carvery buffet in the homestead, at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The service is what you have come to expect from the high country and the food is impeccable.

Queenstown children's activities

Nomad Safaris Visit the breathtaking and amazing scenery of the Nomad Safaris. This is the location for many of the scenes filmed in 'The Lord of The Rings". Children and adults that love the movie will find it interesting to stand in some of the same spots that favorite characters stood in.

Queenstown Ducks Tours Jump on board and take a tour of Queenstown from the land and from the water. This World War II aquatic vehicle will take its passengers on a fun-filled 90-minute tour of Lake Wakatipu and other great sites in Queenstown.

Walter Peak High Country Farm Excursions Get on board of the TSS Earnslaw Vintage Steamship and take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to the final destination of Walter Peak High Country Farm. Once at the farm tourists can ride on a horse, enjoy morning and afternoon tea, barbeque and more.

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