Queenstown, the self-proclaimed 'world's capital of adventures', has, without a doubt, earned this title. The birthplace of bungee jumping, and home to all manner of adrenaline pumping activities, from luge and jet-boating to canyon swinging, attracts thousands of adventure lovers every year.
Set on the edge of the giant Lake Wakatipu, in the Otago region, this intimate town transforms itself into a buzzing ski resort during winter, thanks to its two appealing ski-fields that suit sport lovers of any abilities.
||City: 15 850
District: 40 200
||New Zealand Dollar (NZD) = 100 cents
||Police, Fire and Ambulance: 111
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||Typical hours for shops are Monday-Friday 9 am-8 pm, with an earlier closing on weekends.
||Queenstown i-SITE Visitor Information Centre
Clocktower Building, Central Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 442 4100
Opening hours: Mon–Sun 9am–5pm. Open public holidays. Closed Christmas Day.