Queenstown sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. Milford Sound - situated on the west coast of the South Island around 4 hours drive from Queenstown and hours from the nearest town. Milford Sound is where plunging cliffs and raging waterfalls meet inky dark waters.

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Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most fascinating destinations. Surrounded by mountains, located on the edge of a lake, Queenstown is a hub of adventure, thrumming with adrenaline and an omnipresent sense of fun.

Whether you like to indulge your inner explorer or simply relax and enjoy the finer things in life, you’ll be able to craft your perfect itinerary from Queenstown.

With a many of outdoor activities, Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list. There’s skiing from winter right through to spring, and activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. It is also 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.

If adventure isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other options available. Experience one of the many walking and hiking trails, sightseeing tours or indulge yourself with spa treatments, boutique shopping and excellent food and wine.

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Milford Sound  – breathtaking in any weather, the fiord’s cliffs rise vertically from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards from as high as 1000 metres. Famously described by Rudyard Kipling as the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages.

When it rains in Milford Sound, and it often does, those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect.

Explore Milford Sound on a coach and cruise tour, go kayaking, or lace up your walking shoes and tackle some of the stunning tracks in the area.


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