Queenstown and Arrowtown
A striking 60 minute drive from Lake Wanaka, Queenstown and Arrowtown lie within the picturesque Wakatipu basin. The region has rugged mountains, majestic lakes, crystal clear air and plenty to do. From bungy jumping to wine trails, jet boating to trekking, dining out to skiing - the hard part is fitting everything in.
Easily accessible from Wanaka across the stunning Cardrona Valley and Crown Range road – the highest paved highway in the country, both Queenstown and Arrowtown have captured the hearts and imaginations since the first Maori came in search of pounamu (greenstone) and the giant Moa bird. More recently gold miners, adventurers, film makers and even Hollywood stars have all been drawn by Queenstown’s intense alpine energy and stunning scenery. Dwarfed by the surrounding mountains, there are amazing views from wherever you are.
A vibrant winter playground for ski and snowboard enthusiasts Queenstown is just as active during the rest of the year with trekking, boating, and a host of adrenaline-pumping thrills the area is famous for. Those after a more relaxing time can indulge in the magnificent scenery and wealth of award-winning vineyards located in Gibbston Valley, explore the area on an arts trail or enjoy a game of golf on one of the area’s world-class courses.
Nearby Arrowtown is a combination of striking seasonal changes, historic buildings and quiet charm while Glenorchy is bordered by the World Heritage Area and surrounded by mountains, glacier-fed rivers and beech forest.
A wide range of accommodation options from holiday parks, backpackers, motels, hotels, hosted bed and breakfasts, holiday homes to secluded boutique lodges are available in the region.
Connecting daily bus services link Wanaka and Queenstown – handy as a transfer from Queenstown Airport to Lake Wanaka.
Day trip packages to Wanaka from Queenstown with Connectabus:
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