Queenstown & Wanaka holidays
Queenstown is regarded as New Zealand's adventure capital. It is the home of the first commercial bungee jump at Kawarau Bridge and over the years has attracted millions of visitors looking for a quick scare on this and other adventurous activities.
The town is set amid imposing mountains and lush plains, glaciers, cool rivers and lakes - enough to get your pulse racing even without leaping off a bridge while strapped to a large rubber band.
It's a beautiful and action-packed region and it's easy to see why it has featured as the backdrop to a number of Hollywood blockbusters in recent years.
Wanaka meanwhile is much smaller but still magnificently set at the edge of Mount Aspiring National Park.
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Free car hire offer – Save up to £410 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018
With a focus on food and wine, this luxury fly-drive covers many of New Zealand's highlights, taking in the everything from the rolling vineyards of Hawke's Bay to the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps.
Free car hire offer – Save up to £350 pp
Book by: 30 April 2018
A self-drive tour through the stunning attractions of the South Island, with pre-booked stays in boutique hotels and exciting excursions including whale watching at Kaikoura, a TranzAlpine train journey through the Southern Alps, and a thrilling helicopter ride over Fox and Franz Josef glaciers.
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With boutique hotel stays and car hire included throughout, this curated road trip perfectly showcases the unique cultures and natural wonders of New Zealand's North and South islands.
Discover New Zealand's South Island, bringing all to life with an included glacier heli-hike, an overnight Doubtful Sound cruise and a journey on the iconic TranzAlpine train.
A tip-to-toe tour of New Zealand, taking in the best of its landscapes and culture, and calling into filming locations from The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings.
Top places to stay in Queenstown & Wanaka
Located just seven minutes from the lively centre of Queenstown, Matakauri Lodge sits on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu. With breathtaking views over the jagged peaks of the Remarkables mountain range, this lodge is a world away from the hustle and bustle of New Zealand's adventure capital.
This exclusive property combines modern luxury with a delightfully rural setting. Take in superlative views from the comfort of your private outdoor tub.
Combine alpine chic with city slicking all overlooking Lake Wakatipu and some of New Zealand’s most impressive mountains.
Where to go in Queenstown & Wanaka
The quaint little settlement of Arrowtown owes its existence to the gold that's mixed in with the silt of the Arrow River and to one William Fox, a prospector who is believed to have been the first person to strike gold in the valley, in 1862.
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