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The Best Queenstown Beaches and Swimming Spots

Who says mountains and beaches don't go together? Nothing beats a quick dip on a hot summer day, or an evening paddle board on Lake Wakatipu. If you’re craving some lakeside serenity, or you’re looking for a spot to cool down from the Central Otago sun, we’ve put you together a guide to the best beaches and swimming spots near Queenstown.
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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 Adventures to Be Had on Lake Wakatipu

Queenstown offers an array of ways to explore our waters, from icy cold dips, scenic boat cruises or thrilling jet boat rides, to leaping in and out of the water in a semi-submersible watercraft. Here are some of the most exciting ways to get out and about in Queenstown's lakes and rivers.
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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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