Queenstown is found on the edge of a lake, at the base of steep mountains. This beautiful, alpine-looking town is as far from the Alps as can be. It is an excellent mix of wonderful people, great food, gorgeous sights, and many fun outdoor activities.
One of the fun things to do here is going hiking up Bob’s Peak. The peak offers you a great vantage point to view the town. For the agile, it should take you about an hour to get to the top. However, you can choose to take a leisurely walk up the peak, which will take you about two hours.
As you go up the hill, you will get to experience a natural forest in a pristine state, full of fresh air. If you love hiking, you can continue to go up Ben Lomond. There are many other places to hike all around Queenstown. For the mountain bikers, there are numerous other trails down this mountain.
If you just want to take in the view from Bob’s Peak, you can also take the Gondola. This Gondola also happens to be the steepest one in the southern hemisphere, and it is quite quick. You can also just hike up and take the Gondola down if it is late in the evening.
Another fun activity to engage around Queenstown is luging. At the top of Bob’s Peak, you will find two luge tracks; you will sit in one of the plastic wheeled sleds and race down the courses. It will be a lot of fun for anyone.
If you would like an adrenaline rush, you can go bungee jumping too. The city is dotted with spots all over where you can do it. In fact, you will find one just next to Bob's Peak. The Nevis Bungee is one of tallest. It stands at almost 450 feet above the Nevis River. It is only a 45-minute drive out of Queensland.
For those who would like to relax, you may opt to walk around the Queenstown Gardens. The Gardens jut out into Lake Wakapitu and is a great way to spend the afternoon. You will have a great view of surrounding mountains and the town. The best part about it is that there are no buildings in sight as far as your eye can see. If you wish, you can take an afternoon nap here.
If you love water sports, you can take a jet boat on Lake Wakapitu. The jet boats will take you around the lake and up the tributary canyons. Most of them are multi-passenger, which is great if you and your friends are traveling in a group to this wonderful town.
SKYCITY Queenstown Casino NZ
Apart from all of these fun activities, you can also visit the SkyCity Queenstown casino. This was the fourth land-based casino to be opened in New Zealand. It opened its doors to the public in December 2000 and has remained open since then. The casino offers all the gaming options you can expect to find at any SkyCity casino.
The casino has something for everyone whether he or she is a beginner or a high roller. At the casino, there are numerous gaming and entertainment options for everyone. You can also expect to get high-quality service while you are here. For those looking for some extra fun, they can visit the Laugh club, which is the most popular comedy club in Queenstown.
SkyCity Queenstown is well equipped to receive international visitors. However, it is not as crowded as the Hamilton casinos or Auckland Casinos are. This means visitors can expect to get a more authentic New Zealand experience. The casino is quite attractive to high rollers. These can be found in the Summit Room, where access is by arrangement only.