Lake Hayes in Autumn


Mike Madden Gives Us the Lowdown on Backcountry Skiing in Queenstown

Mike Madden, owner and chief guide at Queenstown Mountain Guides, spends his winters exploring Queenstown's snow-covered mountains. Originally from the North Island, Mike discovered his true passion for mountaineering and skiing when he moved to Queenstown at age 20. Since then, Mike's worked and lived in Mount Cook, Canada and Japan, before starting his own mountain guiding business in Queenstown four years ago.
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Five Top Walks in Queenstown with Lake Views

Queenstown’s beautiful landscapes are on display from all angles on our hiking trails. If glistening lake views are your thing, it’s worth the effort to see the curve of the shores carved by millennia of glacial movement from a lakeside trail. Choose from one of these five great short walks.
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Queenstown: An Angler’s Paradise

The stunning landscape of the Queenstown region coupled with the gin clear waters of surrounding lakes and rivers creates an angler’s paradise and it doesn’t get any better from spring through autumn when backcountry rivers open for fishing from 1 November.
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