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Next time you’re taking in the views on a local walking track, see if you can spot an extra large pigeon humorously balancing on a delicate tree branch. It is the kereru, one of New Zealand’s wondrous bird species.
Behind the bustling town and jaw-dropping views of Queenstown you’ll find a community of proud, hard-working people doing incredible things.
Looking after Queenstown’s landscapes while visiting can be as simple as choosing some low-impact activities. Getting out into the wilderness and treading lightly along the way go hand in hand! Check out these suggestions…
Aiming to set new standards for sustainably-designed guest accommodation in New Zealand, Camp Glenorchy’s mission is clear; to educate, inspire and delight visitors and guests.
A Queenstown group is dedicated to bringing the global concept of Boomerang Bags to the Wakatipu Basin, find out the story behind it and where to grab a bag if you need it while here.
When Queenstown’s Ziptrek Ecotours says it works ‘with the forest’, it means it.
Coronet Peak, one of Queenstowns ski areas, has a number of wilding pine pests to rid itself of this summer, and a new initiative benefits both the land and local community over Christmas.
In Queenstown we take great pride in our beautiful natural landscapes, and we want our visitors to take the same pride in this place. Check out these handy tips for treading lightly on Queenstown while you're here.
Queenstown is quickly becoming a mountain biker’s paradise, partly due to the work of the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club. Meet the local volunteers involved in creating and maintaining over 50 kms of trails.
Meet the locals behind Wilding & Co, the pioneering Kiwis determined to turn one of New Zealand’s biggest environmental problems from pest into perfume.
The Queenstown Trail network is made up of 120 kms of stunning tracks begging to be explored. Learn more about the trails and the local initiative behind their development and maintenance.