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Panoramic views Skyline Gondola Queenstown

Sightseeing in Queenstown

Queenstown sightseeing tours and activities are an ideal way to take in the region’s breathtaking natural beauty.

Take to the air on a scenic flight, cruise across Lake Wakatipu and see the mountains from a new perspective, or be carried high over Queenstown in a gondola and take in the views, there are activities for all travellers.

Let your knowledgeable guide inform and inspire as you drive, walk, taste or fly your way around the Queenstown area.

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Views of Bob's Peak in Queenstown

Top Ten Most Photogenic Spots in Queenstown

We've rounded up the top ten locations that capture all angles of Queenstown, from above, below, on the water and in nature.

Proposal in Queenstown hot air balloon

Perfect Places to Pop the Question

Looking for a secluded picnic location, or a sunrise hot air balloon followed by champagne? Queenstown provides the perfect setting to pop the question.

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Horseriding in Glenorchy Queenstown

Queenstown by Horseback

Horse riding is the ideal way to connect with nature while you explore Middle-earth or go deep into the high country as you venture into rural Queenstown.

Queenstown views of Lake Wakatipu

Landscapes of Queenstown

Queenstown often takes peoples breath away, and it’s not hard to see why! From Kingston to Glenorchy, the landscape is full of stark beautiful contrasts.  

Queenstown film locations, Glenorchy

Find Yourself in a Filmset

Take a tour by 4WD, horseback or on foot and see why filmmakers and Hollywood stars have chosen Queenstown as the stunning backdrop for many productions.  

Kayaks on Queenstown beach, summer water sports.

The Best of Queenstown’s Beaches

Who said mountains and beaches don't go together? Nothing beats a quick dip on a hot summers day, or an evening paddle board on Lake Wakatipu.