Relaxed in the South

There is more to Queenstown that diving off bridges and screaming down slopes on snowboards. There is, according to the Irish Independent’s Mary O’Sullivan, a “super holiday destination” leaving the visitor “perpetually awestruck.” Queenstown is a great base for exploring. Set on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, it’s a young town in a young country. There was no Queenstown until the 19th century ó when gold was discovered, prospectors came in their droves. Queenstown retains the low-key charm of a prospecting town. Places like Arrowtown, another former mining town which comes complete with a mining museum, has original tree-lined avenues and wooden houses have been preserved. Glenorchy is a delight and the starting point of many well-signposted walks and hikes.


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The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…