May 13, 2022
Get your adrenaline pumping at Queenstown, the adventure capital of New Zealand. This resort town is a perfect mix of everything a trip needs - gorgeous spots to relax and unwind in, great food, local wine, and an extensive selection of adventure sports for the brave-hearted! Choose from skiing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, and bungy jumping, or walk around town to enjoy the views at your own pace. Explore some of these photo-worthy spots for the best shots and art prints of Queenstown.
New Zealand’s longest lake, Lake Wakatipu, is formed in a valley and runs fairly deep. The lake overlooks The Remarkables range and creates a stunning scene visible all around Queenstown. A popular way to enjoy this scenic view of Lake Wakatipu is with a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw. The coal-fired vintage steamship is over 100 years old and is a Queenstown icon beloved by locals and tourists. A walk along the side of Lake Wakatipu offers plenty of photo opportunities for the land-borne. Photograph the picturesque lake at dawn, or wait a while to catch adventurers paddle boarding and kayaking.
A short distance from Queenstown lies Glenorchy, a peaceful little town known for its scenery. The beautiful landscape of Glenorchy is featured in several movies, and the town is a favourite with travellers who love the outdoors. Hiking trails of varying difficulty levels with breathtaking views all around make it one of the best activities here. Rivers, mountains, and beech forests turn this town into a photographer's paradise. Glenorchy was also the location for several scenes in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, making photo prints of Glenorchy a great gift for fans of the trilogy! The Remarkables One of the most beautiful sights in Queenstown is the view of the rugged Remarkables mountain ranges. Set against Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables are visible from around the town and create the classic scene associated with Queenstown. The mountain range is a popular ski destination and draws visitors from around the world during the winter months. Photos of The Remarkables from various points around Queenstown recreate the magical scene in all its beauty.
The fast flowing Kawarau River flows out of Wakatipu Lake in Queenstown. The river is better known as the birthplace of commercial bungy jumping, which started out in the Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge. Along with bungy jumping, thrill seekers flock to the river for activities like jet boating, whitewater rafting, and river boarding. Like much of Queensland, Kawarau Gorge is known for its striking beauty. The rocks and trees in the gorge frame the river, creating spectacular views from the bridge. Lake Hayes Lake Hayes is a picture-postcard lake located near Queenstown. The tranquil lake reflects the mountain ranges that surround it, offering brilliant views all around. The lake looks stunning in autumn, when the trees turn shades of yellow, creating a golden glow mirrored in the water.
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