23 Sep 2019

Skyline Gondola, Queenstown

Mountain areas in New Zealand generally require you to do some uphill hiking to see the best views, but luckily there is an easier option in Queenstown. Skyline Gondola, located a short walk from downtown Queenstown, takes you up a forested hill above town. From there you’ll see an amazing

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The Crown Range, New Zealand
13 Sep 2019

The Scenic Road from Queenstown to Wanaka: Driving the Crown Range

Fancy driving along New Zealand’s highest main road? With great height comes great views, and the road from Queenstown to Wanaka certainly has those. The Crown Range is known for its tight curves and sweeping vistas and it didn’t disappoint – here’s everything you need to know about driving the

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06 Sep 2019

Hiking the Ben Lomond Track, Queenstown

The most iconic (and surely the best) day hike in Queenstown takes you above picturesque Lake Wakatipu to the summit of Ben Lomond, the mountain which looms over Queenstown (but is hidden from view from most parts of town). There are so many amazing views on the Ben Lomond Track,

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A trip to Paradise, Queenstown, New Zealand
21 Feb 2019

A Trip to Paradise, New Zealand

If there’s one place in New Zealand that entices you to visit with its name alone it’s Paradise, a tiny town (OK, not really a town) close to Glenorchy, which is itself close to Queenstown. What is a trip to Paradise like? Well, there’s a scenic drive, an incredibly underrated

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17 Dec 2018

Hiking the Glenorchy Walkway, Queenstown

Glenorchy, a small town close to Queenstown, is home to a beautiful (and very easy) hike which takes you from the main lakeside area past wetlands and mountain views to Glenorchy Lagoon. It’s almost completely flat and the views on offer are easily worth the 45-minute drive from Queenstown. We

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Hiking Lake Hayes in Winter, Queenstown, New Zealand
30 Apr 2018

Hiking Around Lake Hayes, Queenstown

One of my favourite photos from the Queenstown region was taken while hiking around Lake Hayes. It was in winter, the hills surrounding the lake were dusted with snow and everything was perfectly reflected in the glass-like water. This small lake, 14 km from Queenstown, is popular with dog-walking locals

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10 Nov 2017

Why You Should Get a Flight Into (or Out of) Queenstown Airport at Least Once

You don’t need to take a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to get the perfect view of this stunning chain of mountains — just make sure you fly into (or out of) Queenstown Airport and hope for clear skies and a window seat. Flying Out of Queenstown Airport We

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07 Sep 2017

Hiking Around Moke Lake, Queenstown

Moke Lake, located down a bumpy gravel road, is the perfect size to comfortably walk around in a couple of hours. It’s surrounded by golden hills which reflect perfectly in the calm waters — it’s fairly off the beaten path and is easily one of the best short hikes near

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The Bob's Cove viewpoint, Queenstown, New Zealand
04 Sep 2017

Hiking at Bob’s Cove, Queenstown

There are lots of hikes in the Queenstown area, most of which feature mountain views as their biggest hook. Bob’s cove is different. This lush green landscape features several stunning lake beaches, paths lined with native forest and a couple of atmospheric ruins. Oh, there are also some incredible mountain

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07 Aug 2017

Driving the Scenic Road From Queenstown to Glenorchy

There are countless scenic roads in New Zealand, but for me the 45 km stretch of tarmac between Queenstown and Glenorchy stands out from the crowd. This picturesque road skirts the pristine shores of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by mountains — it’s stunning at any time of year but

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