Queenstown is a popular adventure spot in Otago, in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. Built around the Queenstown Bay inlet on Lake Wakatipu, this popular urban city is best known for its outdoor and adventure-based attractions and activities. Queenstown was first discovered and settled by the Maori. Nathaniel Chalmers, guided by Reko, chief of the Tuturau, was the first European to enter the area. Immigrant settlers followed in the 1860s. William Gilbert Rees and Nicholas von Tunzelmann were the first European explorers to establish a country farm in the location of the current town center in 1860. Queenstown was named in honor of Queen Victoria in 1850, while the Maori name for the city is Tahuna, which means “shallow bay.” Every season in Queenstown has unique experiences, and winter is no exception. There are adventures galore waiting for the avid thrill-seeker. No matter what your preferred winter activity, Queenstown has everything for the active adventurer as well as the casual explorer. Hire a campervan with Mighway, and let the journey unfold!
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Ask any local where to eat in Queenstown and the answer will always be Fergburger. A landmark and tourist attraction in itself, this gourmet hamburger restaurant always has a line right through the store and down the street, despite not being a chain. Open 21 hours a day, this is the holy grail of both drunken hunger-busting and curing the morning-after hangover.
With fillings like high country lamb, wild Fiordland deer, ribeye steak and falafel patties, Fergburger is sure to make your mouth water and your tastebuds sing. And with the Mrs Ferg Gelateria just around the corner, you can satisfy all your cravings in one go.
Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, the Skyline Gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. The best views in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220-degree panorama, with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks.
But there’s more to enjoy than just the views!
Get your fix of fun with Skyline Luge, a worldwide favourite and a must do activity while in Queenstown. Jump in your specialised Luge cart and enjoy a thrilling, gravity fuelled downhill ride. Take in the stunning views as you twist and turn down the mountain then share your stories and grab a drink or bite to eat in the Market Kitchen café.
Explore the world of Maori with the authentic and powerful live Kiwi Haka Maori performance, experiencing the fearsome haka and stunning poi display. Then treat yourself to delicious cuisine in our Stratosfare Bar & Restaurant, serving iconic New Zealand fare infused with international influences and using the freshest locally sourced produce.
For those looking for an adrenaline rush, there are over 30kms and 30 world class downhill trails to get your heart racing. Ranging from beginner, green trails right through to advanced double black, the Queenstown Bike Park has something to offer every Mountain Biker.
The fun doesn't stop when the sun goes down, come discover the hidden world of the Southern night sky with the expert astronomy guide on the nightly stargazing tours.
Skippers Canyon is an incredible site of the 1860s gold rush that eclipsed the scale of the legendary Klondike. This world famous canyon is packed with relics, workings and astonishing stories of man against the elements. The road itself into the canyon, with its vertical drop offs either side of the vehicle as you travel into the heart of the canyon, is thrilling in itself. After negotiating the famous Skippers Canyon bridge you will enjoy a light picnic lunch stop at the old schoolhouse, deep in the canyon. Only the experienced professionals at the wheel of the 4x4s can truly put you inside the hearts and minds of the people who strived in Skippers Canyon to win their gold. A wealth of facts, figures and anecdotes bring the history back to life before your eyes.
Explore the magical side of New Zealand and understand why this beautiful country was chosen to portray Middle-earth. The Queenstown area featured prominently in the filming of the incredibly popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. Nomad Safaris operate two different Lord of the Rings tours. The Queenstown Lord of The Rings tour combines a true 4WD tour with film locations from the LOTR trilogy around the Wakatipu Basin and Arrowtown. The Glenorchy Lord of the Rings tour is the perfect sightseeing trip through the valleys beyond Glenorchy, encompassing pivotal Lord of the Rings Scenes. Both tours can be combined for a truly exciting full day out.
Traditional Camping on the shores of Lake Wanaka:
Enjoy the traditional New Zealand camping experience with spectacular views over Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond. Although only six kilometres from Lake Wanaka town centre, its secluded setting and natural surroundings give Lake Outlet Holiday Park a feeling of remoteness and tranquility that is second to none.
Natural lakeside camping/campervan experience:
The campground has been carefully designed to give visitors the most comfortable camping experience possible without detracting from the natural beauty of the area. Native kanuka bushes separate the campsites giving privacy, shade and shelter, the lake is a stone’s through away and there is mountain biking, hiking and world-renowned fishing on the doorstep.
Close to all that the Lake Wanaka region has to offer:
On the edge of a pristine alpine lake, surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mount Aspiring National Park, Lake Wanaka is the ideal destination for outdoor adventures and soothing relaxation, whatever the time of year and Lake Outlet Holiday Park is the ideal base to explore the region.
Campervan powered sites, tent sites & cabins:
Lake Wanaka Outlet Motor Camp has all the facilities for Campervans with powered sites, non powered sites for tenting or cabins. There is also a cottage available to rent.
Check out some of the EPIC mountain biking right on the edge of the park!
Just a 10 minute drive from Wanaka and situated in a picturesque bay on the shore of Lake Wanaka, closest camp to Roys Peak and Diamond Lake walks, TC ski field and rock climbing and, gateway to the world heritage Aspiring National Park, why would you choose anywhere else?
Stay with us and get a taste of traditional Kiwi camping with breathtaking scenery. Bring your caravan or pitch a tent, stay in our new Lodge, or rustic cabin. Take the whole family for a week long holiday or simply escape the hustle and bustle for a romantic weekend. Ask about our hot tub under the stars during winter.
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