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Take time to en­joy Queen­stown.

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Queen­stown sits on the shore of crys­tal clear Lake Wakatipu among dra­matic alpine ranges; it’s ru­mored that gold prospec­tors - cap­ti­vated by the ma­jes­tic beauty of the sur­round­ing moun­tains and rivers - gave this now cos­mopoli­tan town its name. With a smor­gas­bord of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, Queen­stown is the home of the ul­ti­mate ad­ven­ture bucket list. There’s ski­ing in the win­ter, and ac­tiv­i­ties such as bungy jump­ing, sky­div­ing, canyon swing­ing, jet boat­ing, horse trekking and river raft­ing all year

round. It has also be­come a renowned cycling des­ti­na­tion, pro­vid­ing ev­ery­thing from easy scenic tracks to back­coun­try trails; road rides to heli-bik­ing and the South­ern Hemi­sphere’s only gon­dola ac­cessed down­hill moun­tain bik­ing. With a buzzing at­mos­phere and stun­ning scenery, you’ll find there’s no other place in the world quite like Queen­stown. • Ride the Sky­line Gon­dola for iconic views across Queen­stown

and Lake Wakatipu. • Visit Glenorchy, set amongst an­cient beech forests and on the

doorstep of the Mount Aspir­ing Na­tional Park, it’s a great place to en­joy horse rid­ing, kayak­ing, walk­ing and sky­div­ing. • Take a scenic flight for a bird’s eye view of the dra­matic nat­u­ral land­scapes. • Draw in­spi­ra­tion from the amaz­ing alpine sur­round­ings as you play a round of golf on one of Queen­stown’s world-renowned cour­ses. For some­thing a lit­tle dif­fer­ent, check out the 18-ob­ject fris­bee golf course at the Queen­stown Gar­dens. • Marvel at the spec­tac­u­lar scenery on a day trip from Queen­stown to Mil­ford Sound. There’s no short­age of things hap­pen­ing around the re­gion with plenty of ex­cit­ing events through­out the year.

Chal­lenge your­self to push your own lim­its. You’ll find ev­ery type of ad­ven­ture here, from mild to wild.

• If you’re vis­it­ing dur­ing the win­ter sea­son, hit the slopes to go ski­ing or snow­board­ing or try snow­shoe­ing. • Defy grav­ity and step out of your com­fort zone with an adren­a­line-pump­ing ac­tiv­ity like bungy jump­ing, canyon swing­ing, canyon­ing or zi­plin­ing.

• Hur­tle through the air at­tached to a sky­dive in­struc­tor or soar

like a bird as you hang glide or paraglide. • Get on a bike. Take an ex­hil­a­rat­ing heli-bik­ing tour, ride with the lo­cals on down­hill tracks, check out the cross coun­try bik­ing trails or pedal around the lake­front. En­joy clear moun­tain air and stun­ning vis­tas on one of the many walk­ing trails within easy reach of Queen­stown. Mantra Ma­rina, Queen­stown Lo­cated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, sur­rounded by the spec­tac­u­lar Re­mark­ables moun­tain range, Mantra Ma­rina of­fers a beau­ti­ful and unique lo­ca­tion in New Zealand’s South Is­land. Only five min­utes drive from the cen­tre of Queen­stown, two min­utes from brand new re­tail cen­tres and just mo­ments from

ski slopes, golfing, hik­ing trails, winer­ies and high adrenalin sports, Mantra Ma­rina boasts a va­ri­ety of five star self-con­tained apart­ments and stan­dard ho­tel rooms. Mantra Ma­rina’s ho­tel rooms, and two and three bed­room Queen­stown hol­i­day apart­ments have been ar­chi­tec­turally de­signed, and fo­cus on the flow from in­side to out­side with spa­cious lounge ar­eas, large glass doors and bal­conies. All of Mantra Ma­rina’s ser­viced apart­ments are ul­tra mod­ern with a gran­ite kitchen and con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings through­out, in­clud­ing flat screen TV’s and leather lounge suites. Mantra Ma­rina’s ho­tel rooms are per­fect for cou­ples on a short stay with a king bed, shower en­suite and tea and cof­fee mak­ing fa­cil­i­ties. For cou­ples on a longer stay or

“Our Queen­stown ser­viced apart­ments are spa­cious, light­filled and pri­vate and are de­signed to marry the in­side and out­side with a large in­ter­nal liv­ing space and lake fac­ing bal­cony”

those trav­el­ling with fam­ily, our two and three bed­room apart­ments are ideal, with each fea­tur­ing full kitchen and laun­dry fa­cil­i­ties and moun­tain views. Our Queen­stown ser­viced apart­ments are spa­cious, light-filled and pri­vate and are de­signed to marry the in­side and out­side with a large in­ter­nal liv­ing space and lake fac­ing bal­cony. Mantra Ma­rina’s Queen­stown ac­com­mo­da­tion apart­ments of­fer all the com­forts of a hol­i­day home with plush king beds, con­tem­po­rary fur­nish­ings, qual­ity linen and pre­mium per­sonal ameni­ties. Mantra Ma­rina’s Queen­stown apart­ments are avail­able as deluxe or deluxe lake­front, which are just me­tres from the wa­ter’s edge. At Mantra Ma­rina Queen­stown, our small yet knowl­edge­able staff of­fer a va­ri­ety of ser­vices to en­sure guests en­joy their stay. Just 30 me­tres from the apart­ments, guests will find the Boat Shed Café a great lo­ca­tion for a re­laxed break­fast and long lunches. Whether you’re vis­it­ing for a hol­i­day or on busi­ness, the Mantra col­lec­tion of­fers an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of ho­tels, re­sorts and apart­ments that are de­signed to de­liver a very pos­i­tive and in­di­vid­ual ex­pe­ri­ence. To help re­in­force these per­sonal ex­pe­ri­ences, we in­vite you to adopt two very sim­ple, yet em­pow­er­ing words that are the cor­ner­stone of the Mantra phi­los­o­phy: “I will”. Now, what fol­lows “I will ...” is en­tirely up to you. It’s your own per­sonal mantra, so it could be “I will re­lax” or “I will get on with busi­ness”. So, what­ever the pur­pose of your stay, we’re sure you’ll find your mantra.

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