Queenstown New Zealand, a resort town in Otago, the south-west of Newzealand’s south island.
It has an urban population of more than 15,000. It is the 27th largest town in New Zealand. Queenstown is now the second largest town in Otago after Dunedin.
The town is built around an inlet called Queenstown bay on lake Wakatipu.
The Queenstown lakes district has a land area of 8,704.97 square kilo meters, not counting its inland lakes.
The region has an estimated population of more than 4,700 people (June 2019).
The neighborhood towns include Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Wanaka, Alexandra and Cromwell.
The nearest cites are Dunedin and Invercargill.
Queenstown is popular for its commerce-oriented tourism, especially adventure and ski tourism.
8 THINGS TO DO AND NOT TO IN QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
- Don’t compare New Zealand with Australia. Instead, just explore the nation and you will realize it’s unique in itself.
- Don’t stick to your common food. Instead, be open to experimenting with food.
- Do not just stick to your itinerary. Instead, explore not just the well known destinations. Visit those many islands and engage yourself in different activities.
- Do not buy wine from restaurants but instead bring your own with you.
- Avoid over planning. Instead, just enjoy what you can and you can visit again.
- Don’t be wary of the locals. Instead, interact with the friendly locals who are always willing to help.
- Don’t be careless with your belongings. Instead, take precautions and avoid being robbed.
- Do not rely too much on the internet. It is a remote region. Instead, you can always get the internet in the cities.
8 MOST INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND
- It is the major capital for adventure tourism and snow sports in New Zealand, and probably the world too.
- When the Lord of Rings was being filmed, more than 500 people lined up at the casting rooms in Queenstown. They were hoping to get a part.
- Queenstown Gardens Frisbee golf course was the first of its kind in New Zealand.
- There are 19 different types of endangered birds living at the Kiwi and Birdlife Park.
- Shotover River was one of the world’s richest gold bearing rivers during the gold rush era in the late nineteenth century.
- The original Lower Shotover Bridge was washed away by flooding in 1878 but rebuilt and re-opened by the Public Works Department in 1915. The bridge is 172 meters long and stands 16 meters above the Shotover River.
- President Clinton was the first US President ever to visit Queenstown in September 1999.
- The Shotover Jet was the first commercial jet boat operator in the world.