Known as the “Adventure Capital of the World,” Queenstown, New Zealand definitely has some of the best activities for travelers and locals who enjoy a good adrenaline rush. From bungee jumping, sky-diving, and jet boating through narrow ravines to skiing and luging down mountains, it is difficult to find oneself bored in Queenstown. However, in addition to the many adventurous activities, one can experience in and near this tourist hotspot, there are also multiple locations where one can take in breathtaking views. Picturesque points can be found whether you have just an hour or two to spare or if you are down for a full-day trip. So here are 7 prime spots that can be enjoyed by all and captured by both pro-camera as well as iPhone.
Queenstown City Park and Welch Kern.
- A 10-minute walk from the town center.
- Easy, flat walk.
- Multiple viewpoints, 5-45min drive from Queenstown.
- Road-side lookouts.
- 45min drive from Queenstown.
- A small town on the edge of Lake Wakatipu.
- 1hr 20min drive from Queenstown.
- Past Glenorchy.
- Dirt roads.
Just a 1.5hr drive from Queenstown, Wanaka is most famously known for its most photographed tree. While still a tourist attraction, Wanaka is not nearly as bustling as Queenstown and offers a quiet, small-town vibe.
That Wanaka Tree.
- 10min walk from central Wanaka
- 10min drive + 3hr. Hike
- Difficult, steep hike
- 6-7hr round trip
- 20-30min drive from Wanaka.
Frankie Persons is a student at Bethel University and an ISA Photo Blogger. She is currently studying with ISA in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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