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Dart River Wilderness Jet and Funyak Tour in Queenstown

Dart River Wilderness Jet and Funyak Tour in Queenstown

Fun Travel TV’s Di and Scott head out to Glenorchy from Queenstown to check out the spectacular Mount Aspiring national park on New Zealand’s South Island. Fun Travel TV…

Is this New Zealand’s Best Ever Ski Season?

Is this New Zealand’s Best Ever Ski Season?

After a phenomenal start to the season and continuing snowfalls, both Coronet Peak and Mt Hutt ski resorts in New Zealand may stay open longer than the usual. Ordinarily the season runs from mid-June…

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

12 Things To Do in Queenstown

Queenstown offers “an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food, fun outdoor activities, and more” writes Geoffrey Morrison for Forbes Magazine. The article collates the Top 12 things to do in the…

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

New Zealand Cities Make Condé Nast List of Friendliest Cities

Queenstown has been ranked as third friendliest city in Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘The 2015 Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities in the World’ ranking. Auckland has been ranked ninth friendliest city. Queenstown is “the birthplace of adventure…

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Is This Heaven on Earth? Amateur Photographer Captures Breathtaking Images of New Zealand’s South Island

Antony Harrison, an amateur photographer has described New Zealand’s South Island as his favourite place on earth after travelling around the world for the past 14 years. The man from Manchester only began shooting with…

Walking in the Realm of the Giants

Walking in the Realm of the Giants

If New Zealand is famous for something, then it’s for nature, begins a German Lonely Planet Traveller magazine feature. The best way to experience the landscape, the publication recommends, is by hiking the Routeburn…

Queenstown Airport to Open New International Terminal

Queenstown Airport to Open New International Terminal

“New Zealand’s Queenstown Airport (…) is turning to be the busiest and the fastest-growing in the country (and) is set to become the third bigger as it opens the new international terminal”, writes Kalyan…

Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air NZ Completes Sydney Lounge Refurbishment

Air New Zealand has completed the refurbishment of its Sydney Airport lounge with Auckland, Brisbane and Queenstown to follow as part of a $40 million lounge refurbishment program. “The key thing for us though is…

Queenstown Airport Approach Voted the Most Stunning

Queenstown Airport Approach Voted the Most Stunning

The airport approach into Queenstown, New Zealand has been voted the most stunning out of 147 global nominations in the 2015 Airport Poll by private charter flight company PrivateFly, which…

Queenstown One of the New York Times’ Top Trips

Queenstown One of the New York Times’ Top Trips

Queenstown features in an extensive interactive New York Times travel article, which covers 52 destinations to visit in 2015 recommended by its readers. Rattandeep Singh writes: “Queenstown is one of the most amazing places I’ve…

Queenstown Voted Top Destination in the South Pacific

Queenstown Voted Top Destination in the South Pacific

Queenstown has been voted the number one destination in the South Pacific as well as one of the top 25 locations worldwide in Trip advisor’s 2015 Traveler’s Choice awards. “These world-class destinations chosen…

Savouring Views in New Zealand with Julian Robertson

Savouring Views in New Zealand with Julian Robertson

As the co-founder, chairman and chief executive of the US$30 billion investment firm Tiger Management L.L.C., American Julian Robertson, 82, has achieved a high profile in the world of finance. Robertson, who owns three…

Australian Tech Millionaires Hold Queenstown Secret Summit

Australian Tech Millionaires Hold Queenstown Secret Summit

Some of Australia’s best-known tech millionaires were in Queenstown recently at a mysterious meet-up where the requirement for entry was having a company valued at over $100 million. Among the invitees were Seek co-founder Paul…

Happy – Queenstown Winter Festival 2014

Happy – Queenstown Winter Festival 2014

In 2014 Queenstown Winter Festival celebrated 40 years of making people happy. Pharrell Williams hit song “HAPPY” is used as the theme song for the video.

Summer in Queenstown

Summer in Queenstown

Find out all the possibilities in Queenstown during New Zealand’s beautiful summer. Enjoy plenty of adventure in the air, on the water or across the stunning landscapes or just…

Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown

Ziptrek Ecotours, Queenstown

Check out the promo video for 2014 Ziptrek Ecotours in Queenstown, New Zealand. Ziptrek Ecotours is a world leader in the design, development and operation of zipline-based eco-adventures. Ziptrek…

Living a Kiwi Life – Episode 9: Skyline Luge

Living a Kiwi Life – Episode 9: Skyline Luge

In this episode, the couple race down the Skyline Luge track in Rotorua and Queenstown. Living a Kiwi Life is a series of youtube videos about a Canadian couple…

On the Adventure Trail in the Footsteps of William and Kate

On the Adventure Trail in the Footsteps of William and Kate

On a South Island tour of New Zealand in the footsteps of royal couple William and Kate, the Daily Mail’s Katie Nicholl begins in the “quintessentially English city” Christchurch before making her way further…

20 Facts About New Zealand

20 Facts About New Zealand

The Huffington Post has written a list of facts about New Zealand for tourists, featuring many things kiwis are proud to claim, from Baldwin Street to bungee jumping. Most of the facts on the list…

Challenge Yourself to a Wellness Adventure at Queenstown’s Aro Ha

Challenge Yourself to a Wellness Adventure at Queenstown’s Aro Ha

At Queenstown’s new wellness retreat Aro Ha, five and seven-day retreat programs offer guests “an unexpectedly rewarding journey of denial and depravation.” “I am on an amazing journey that goes beyond the picture-postcard…

Nevis Bungy Jump

Nevis Bungy Jump

Would you take a leap of faith free-falling 134m from the Nevis bungy jump in Queenstown? Take a look at a brave Sweedish tourist who takes a nerve-wrecking jump…

Mad Mike drifting Crown Range in NZ

Mad Mike drifting Crown Range in NZ

Check out a bit of the action with The Crown Range’s 47 corners, 1076 metres elevation and 10.4km long track in Queenstown, New Zealand. For a moment in time…

Remarkables Ice Climbing Coolest Way to See NZ

Remarkables Ice Climbing Coolest Way to See NZ

Ice climbing is an exhilarating way to break up a New Zealand ski trip and a natural progression for Australian rock climbers, says Perth Now reporter Matt Kitchin who together with Tim Steward from…

Downhill MTB in New Zealand with Brook MacDonald – Part 3

Downhill MTB in New Zealand with Brook MacDonald – Part 3

Take a look at part 3 of 3 videos about Brook Macdonald and his amazing downhill mountain biking experience in New Zealand. Brook MacDonald is one of New Zealand’s…

Downhill MTB in New Zealand with Brook MacDonald – Part 2

Downhill MTB in New Zealand with Brook MacDonald – Part 2

Take a look at part 2 of 3 videos about Brook Macdonald and his amazing downhill mountain biking experience in New Zealand. Brook MacDonald is one of New Zealand’s…

Downhill MTB in NZ with Brook MacDonald – Part 1

Downhill MTB in NZ with Brook MacDonald – Part 1

Take a look at part 1 of 3 videos about Brook Macdonald and his amazing downhill mountain biking experience in New Zealand. Brook MacDonald is one of New Zealand’s…

What the Royals Are Taking in on Their NZ Tour

What the Royals Are Taking in on Their NZ Tour

As Prince William, Kate Middleton – and Prince George – head to New Zealand on an official tour, the Telegraph looks at all the places they are visiting asking their own experts, as well…

Kiwi Leads the Trail in Iconic Alaskan Sled-dog Race

Kiwi Leads the Trail in Iconic Alaskan Sled-dog Race

A New Zealander was the first musher en route to the town of Nome when the infamous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race began Sunday. Otago based Curt Perano and 68 other mushers began the…

Top Burger from NZ’s Adventure Capital

Top Burger from NZ’s Adventure Capital

The CNN is having a dilemma. It’s toying with the idea that the best burger joint might not be on the streets of New York or Los Angeles, but in small town New Zealand. After…

Understated Luxury a Big Drawcard for Tourists to Queenstown

Understated Luxury a Big Drawcard for Tourists to Queenstown

Alpine and resort destination Queenstown, New Zealand’s answer to Aspen and Lake Como, offers outdoor adventurers vacation-home options for every season says global luxury source, Robb Report. In recent years, Queenstown’s reputation for adventure has…

If You Love Nature New Zealand Was Made for You

If You Love Nature New Zealand Was Made for You

Eight days spent in Queenstown and at Lake Wanaka “were some of the best of my life”, writes Emily Dickinson for the Huffington Post. Dickinson recommends that if “you love nature, wonderfully friendly…

Take a Dream Drive off the Beaten Track

Take a Dream Drive off the Beaten Track

If you are looking for an alternative, and beautiful, route to travel New Zealand, News.com.au recommends 10 “different dream trips … to get you from landmark to landmark.” “More of a dream trip than any…

Bungee Celebrates 25 Years of Adrenaline

Bungee Celebrates 25 Years of Adrenaline

To mark the 25th anniversary of the world’s first organized bungee jump made in New Zealand, the Guardian has picked the 10 best adrenaline dives on the planet, including naturally, Queenstown’s 43-metre drop over…

Prime Minister Gives Low-Down on Queenstown

Prime Minister Gives Low-Down on Queenstown

Prime Minister John Key provided The Telegraph with a guide to New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown recently, describing the town as not only picturesque, but offer a full range of options for visitors. Key described…

Phil Keoghan’s 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

Phil Keoghan’s 23 Destinations You Have To See Before You Die

In honor of Season 23 of The Amazing Race, BuzzFeed Travel spoke to Kiwi adventurer and The Amazing Race host Phil Keoghan to find out his favourite destinations from around the world-…

Wanaka Area Boasts Otherworldly Scenery

Wanaka Area Boasts Otherworldly Scenery

“‘If you’re walking up to Lake Crucible, then it’s a good grunt,” explains the lady checking us in for the Siberia Experience; one of the most spectacular ways of seeing the Southern…

Skimming Shallow Waters at Breathtaking Speed

Skimming Shallow Waters at Breathtaking Speed

“Shortly after the invention of the jet unit by New Zealander Bill Hamilton, the Melhop brothers started the world’s first commercial jet boating on the Shotover River in 1960,” Richard Irwin writes for the…

Shot at Movieland

Shot at Movieland

The New Zealand company behind Queenstown’s Shotover and Hukafalls jet boat tours is collaborating with Italy’s theme park Movieland in Verona to create a one-of-a-kind ride with a theme based on the…

Flipping out in a Biplane

Flipping out in a Biplane

“New Zealand offers just about every adventure activity you can think of – and many more you’ve likely never even considered,” Elissa Richard writes for Yahoo News Singapore. “Ever wanted to be a pilot? Or…

Big Beauty in Small Town

Big Beauty in Small Town

Queenstown is one of the world’s top 10 best small towns, according to Ben Groundwater of The Sydney Morning Herald. “It’s got all of the adrenalin-charged clichés you can think of,…

Lloyd Phillips, Film Producer

Lloyd Phillips, Film Producer

New Zealand’s first Oscar winner, international film producer Lloyd Phillips has died in Los Angeles after a heart attack, aged 63. Born in South Africa and raised in New Zealand, Phillips had a long…

Touring about Canvases

Touring about Canvases

Queenstown artist Alice Blackley runs Art Adventures, a tour company that takes visitors about the resort town’s galleries and studios. The Washington Post’s Michael Kaminer joins in for a day out. “A…

Our Dark Side

Our Dark Side

Jane Campion’s seven-part miniseries Top of the Lake, which was shot in and around Queenstown, premieres on the Sundance Channel in the United States on 18 March. “It’s the most comprehensive documentation of modern…

Home On The Range

Home On The Range

A Queenstown detached home with “views of the mountains, deer roaming nearby, and hills that change colour with the seasons,” is the Wall Street Journal’s ‘House of the Day’. On the market for NZ$4.35…

Landscapes a Drawcard

Landscapes a Drawcard

Foreign buyers are mostly drawn to the Auckland area, or to the lake and mountain views near Queenstown on the South Island, according to The New York Times. Bill Sandston, a real estate lawyer…

On the Slopes by Lunchtime

On the Slopes by Lunchtime

It’s possible to take an early flight from an eastern capital in Australia and be lining up at the lifts above Queenstown, by mid-afternoon, The Sydney Morning Herald’s online sports reporter Scott Spits explains….

Lake Views To-die-for

Lake Views To-die-for

A seven-bedroom home with unobstructed views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables features in the online property pages of the Wall Street Journal. “They’ve got quite a bit of land, a stream a…

Mountain Biking for the Well-heeled

Mountain Biking for the Well-heeled

Queenstown’s Fat Tyre Company is recommended for “those who like riding down and can afford not to pedal up” in the Globe and Mail’s travel pages. “For the well-heeled rider, there’s a…

Pristine Property For Sale

Pristine Property For Sale

A Queenstown “French-country-style” property on Franklin Road features in the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Open House’ section. Owners, American retired couple Gerald and Carolyne Johnson, are asking $4.5 million for the five-bedroom home. ‘It’s whistle-clean air, whistle-clean…

Tramping The South

Tramping The South

“Our visit to 47 degrees south has come during a seven-day trekking tour on the South Island — a round trip taking in Queenstown, Milford Sound, Stewart Island and the Catlins, a region hunkered…

Tales Of Vineyards And Vintners

Tales Of Vineyards And Vintners

Four days are not enough time to fully immerse yourself in the land of the long white cloud, writes Kari Gislason for Adelaide Now. Gislason spends two of her three nights visit at the “outlandishly…

Surviving A Day Of Fun

Surviving A Day Of Fun

“In one day I jumped from a bridge, rode at breakneck speeds in a canyon on a jet boat, took a helicopter flight over a mountain range, survived four hours on Class IV white…

New Zealand a Travel Success

New Zealand a Travel Success

New Zealand has won five awards at the 18th World Travel Awards in the Australasia category, with Air New Zealand voted as the region’s ‘leading airline’ and Wellington International as ‘leading airport’….

Big Doses of Epinephrine

Big Doses of Epinephrine

“If careening downriver at 50 miles per hour in a boat that came within inches of jagged cliff walls hadn’t woken me up and floating backwards through a swirling rapid named Toilet hadn’t elicited…

Bungee-Roped Canyon Beast

Bungee-Roped Canyon Beast

New Zealand is home to the world’s largest and highest swing. Located in scenic Queenstown, the Nevis swing is a “bungee-roped beast swings in a 3m ark and hangs a lofty…

Like No Place on Earth

Like No Place on Earth

“The South Island is a lazy paradise of rolling green hills, craggy, glacier-clad mountains and rugged wind-swept beaches,” describes the Mark Johanson for the International Business Times. “You’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere in…