Queenstown, New Zealand ROCKS!

by on Sunday, 18 March 2012

The Nevis Bungy, Queenstown New Zealand. (c) used with permission by ISV.

I am lucky enough to live in a country that is full of adventure and I book and organize the New Zealand Adventure Tour as well.  New Zealand is known as the Adventure Capital of the World and we try to reflect this in our two week tour of both the North and South Islands and have it jam packed full of awesome activities.

Queenstown is always a huge highlight.  A beautiful scenic town built on the shores of Lake Whakatipu and nestled beneath the majestic snow-covered Southern Alps.  It was named by the first settlers in the area who thought it was so spectacular, it was fit for the Queen.  New Zealand’s biggest resort town, Queenstown started booming during the 1860s when the gold rush hit, and has continued to be a popular destination.  With four mountains close by attracting skiers and snowboarders from all over the world, it really is our winter wonderland.

Hold on tight and scream through the Shotover Canyon!

As part of the Optional Activity Package you get to go on a crazy jet boat ride through the Shotover Canyon. Another option is to  throw yourself off a perfectly good ledge and bungy jump with AJ Hackett! This is where the world’s first commercial bungy jumping started in 1988.

Two free days means you have plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic location.  Free time options are endless! Some of the favourites of ISV participants are 1) a day trip out to the Milford Sound, part of the Fiordland National Park, and 2) exploring Lord of the Rings film locations.

There is plenty more adrenaline to be had and this is just the start of the tour.  After leaving Queenstown you have 11 more days of adventure in New Zealand as you head up to Auckland!

Can’t wait to see you in the South Pacific and show you our amazing country! Read more on ISV’s NZ Adventure tour here!

Nikki Cameron

ISV New Zealand Country Coordinator

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