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Queenstown - We Recommend

  • Earnslaw Lodge, Lake Wakatipu & Queenstown
  • Entrance at night
  • Breakfast area
  • Studio Room
  • In-house Bar
  • Entrance at night
  • Earnslaw Lodge view from Frankton road
  • Room with a lake-side view
  • Take a tour of our Lodge »


Queenstown is nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, overlooked by the majestic Southern Alps and is today recognised internationally as New Zealand's premier visitor destination.

Where else in the world can you find mountains, lakes, rivers, forests, hiking trails and historic sites all within a short distance of each other. It's this compactness which makes Queenstown so attractive enabling visitors to do so much in such a short space of time.

The spectacular geography of the region is what creates the special atmosphere and unique setting that has made this town famous the world over. Visitors from North America have been known to refer to it as a 'Natural Theme Park' such are the seemingly endless array of activity options to chose from.

Queenstown's reputation as the 'Adventure Capital of the World' is well earned. This is a place where it's possible to satisfy even the most ravenous appetite for adventure!

You can choose to join in or watch the massive selection of activities, there is something to test and thrill all adventure seekers. Bungy Jump from the world's first commercial bungy site, swoop and soar in your own controllable "rocket", whitewater raft, jet boat down canyons, hang mid-air below a parapente, hanglider or skydiver or simple abseil, the list is endless.

Visit Coronet Peak, the closest ski area to Queenstown and features New Zealand's best terrain which is wide and rolling. Exclusive Night Skiing July-Sept creates a total ski and apres ski experience. For full-on fun, go to The Remarkables, with natural sunny basins, great for the learner or expert. Dedicated Snow Tubing park, Kids Terrain which features a Magic Carpet lift.

Everywhere you look there's something happening. Parapentes floating gently to the ground, helicopters giving visitors a taste of the view from above, jetboats being carefully maneuvered at high speed through the mighty river canyons and people enjoying every minute of their stay.

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