A luxurious base to explore the South Island
Queenstown, New Zealand, is known as the “Adventure Capital of the World” because it’s home to every adventure activity you’ve ever heard of, plus a few more, all served up against a surreal backdrop of jagged peaks and a sparkling lake. (But don’t worry, there’s plenty to do here no matter what age you feel.) You have your pick of several world-class luxury lodges if you base yourself here rather than touring around the country and are within a few hours drive to in any direction to the most dramatic and varied landscapes you’ll find just about anywhere on the planet . Nearby towns in this region include Wanaka, Glenorchy and Arrowtown, which are all worth visiting if you plan on staying for a few days.
Recommended Queenstown Day Tours:
Pamper yourself in Queenstown
Aspen’s sister city in the Southern hemisphere has all the creature comforts you’d expect such as yoga studios, boutique shopping, cafe culture, vibrant nightlife, world-class spas and a variety of excellent restaurants to sample the region’s famous Central Otago pinot noirs.
Images of Queenstown, New Zealand:
(Yes, it really does look this amazing here!)