Queenstown ... a thrillseekers paradise
‘‘And while we are on the subject of thrill seeking what about a jet boat ride, rafting the rapids, river surfing, canyoning, kayaking or hang gliding to name a few.’’
Regarded as the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown has plenty to offer the holidaymaker and it need cost you and arm and a leg as is the common perception among many.
If you book in advance in what is a highly competitive market you may bre able to do a little bungy jumping or skydiving in a package deal giving you the opportunity to tell your friends and possibly show them with a photograph or two - what a thrill seeker you really are.
And while we are on the subject of thrill seeking what about a jet boat ride, rafting the rapids, river surfing, canyoning, kayaking or hang gliding to name a few.
If you are a little reluctant to go ’all out’, then you could hire a bike and take to the biking tracks that criss-cross the peninsula on either side of Lake Wakitipu or alternatively talk a friend into letting them lend you their motorbike or scooter and take a day trip to Glenorchy - a real treasure at the north western end of the lake.
If you have the family on hand it may be better to take a ride on the Earnslaw or the ’lady of the Lake’ as she is often refered to.
This wonderful steamship plies the lake at regular intervals stopping off at places of interest along the way and you can dine in comfort while taking in the natural wonders that have made the region famous with thousands of visitors over the years.
A ride on a double-decker bus to nearby Arrowtown is another option well worth considering.
However, if you just want to shop, eat and drink then you’re definitely in the right place with numerous cafes and bars handily located in the main business area and shops selling everything from the latest fashion designs to art and crafts.