Okay, here it goes. The highlight of my trip. Can’t wait to go back to Queenstown in the future!
Arrowtown – Wild West 1800’s town like Virginia City in Nevada, built around the gold rush. It’s in the Otago region, near Lake Wanaka, which is a beautiful wine area.
Puzzling World – mazes and illusion rooms in Wanaka.
Shotover Jet Boat – crazy fast boat ride that gets super close to the rocks on the Shotover River. Freezing cold!
Skyline Gondola – Amazing panoramic views of Queenstown, the lake, and The Remarkables mountain range.
The Waterfront – that’s where the Botanical Gardens are. Nice marina too.
Queenstown Mall and Beach Streets – pedestrian streets where all the bars and shops are.
Cardrona Ski Resort – skiing in August!
Milford Sound – a 5-hour drive from Queenstown, but totally worth it to cruise the nice fiords by boat.
Bungee Jumping Kawarau Bridge – can’t even begin to describe the experience of jumping off a bridge 43 meters high with only a rope tied to your ankles. The Kawarau Bridge bungee was the first one ever in the world started by A.J. Hacket in 1987.