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The first European settlers arrived at the Head of the Lake probably in late 1861. They were shepherds working for William Rees who had taken a lease on all the land at the Head of Lake Wakatipu, east of the Dart River.
Gorgeous golden and red hues dominate the hills around Queenstown in autumn, and contrast strikingly with the deep blue of our lakes and rivers. Check out some of the top things to do during this beautiful season.