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why travel to queenstown?

Sitting on the shore of the South Island’s Lake in New Zealand is a city that overlooks the majestic Southern Alps. Filled with adventure spots and vineyards, Queenstown provides its visitors with the opportunity to bungee jump, go skiing, jet boating, mountain biking and paragliding. A natural playground for those seeking a break from the usual city life and get their adrenaline rushing. An ideal mix of natural attractions and activities, this city boats one of the world class ski resort. Dotting the city is the Lake Wakatipu which provides the perfect place to relax. 

With four ski fields, Queenstown is known to be the ideal place for snow boarding as well as skiing. Located between the Wanaka and Queenstown lies a friendly ski resort, the Cardrona Alpine Resort offers the winter excitement that one has been looking for. A 58 kilometers drive from the Crown Range and 35 minutes away from Wanakam, the resort is easily accessible. One of the largest ski area with more than 20 to 35% terrain available for your fun and adventure, the resort has superb weather and snow conditions. 

Coronet Peak, one of the many commercial ski field in the city, located only a few kilometers away is a slope that should not be missed out on. The peak is as high as 1,649 meter and provides the skiing opportunity for those who are looking for a thrilling ride. The remarkable destination is any snow lovers paradise. Enjoy different activities depending on your expertise and revel in the beauty of being surrounded by ice. 

The iconic views of the city can be witnessed by riding the Skyline Gondola and by taking a cruise on the Lake Wakatipu. Rafting and River surfing are some of the oldest activities provided by the numerous Lakes of Queenstown.  Paddle along the Lake Wakatipu and enjoy a meal at one of the nearby hotels that were built in 1860. Take a cruise over the Lake Manapouri and head on an expedition that highlights dramatic sceneries of Queenstown. 

One can also enjoy a bird’s eye view of Queenstown by hopping on a helicopter. These tours are provided by the numerous heli tour companies. 

The land of natural wonders offers mountain peaks, stunning glittery lakes and vast landscapes. From the Skippers Canyon, Coronet Peak, Lake Hayes to the Shotover River, this city has a lot of offer in terms of beautiful sceneries and sights. 

The distinctive seasons are highlighted at the Queenstown’s Original Garden where private tours are also provided. The ultimate jet boat experience is right here, the world famous Shotover Jet has entertained over millions of tourists since 1965. Take a breathtaking ride through the narrow rivers and meanders. 

 The Sky City Queenstown is one of the four casinos of the city. The great food at the Wild Thyme Restaurant is must try for anyone visiting the Queenstown for the first time. withmouthwatering food, a thrilling casino and a stunning lake view, the Sky City has won over a million hearts. 

what are the air operators providing cheap flights to queenstown from uk?

Some of the leading airlines offering cheap flights to Queenstown from the UK are Qantas, Emirates and Air New Zealand. 

are there any direct flights from london to queenstown?

There are no direct flights to Queenstown from London as of the latest flight records. 

what is the average flight time from london to queenstown?

It takes an average flight time of 27 hours to reach Queenstown from London. 

what is the distance from the airport to the city center?

Queenstown Airport is located at a distance of approximately 8km from the Central Business District entailing a journey time of around 15 minutes. 

how to get to the city center from the airport?

Queenstown Airport offers a number of efficient transport options. The main transport options include taxis, airport shuttles, buses and limos. Taxis and shuttles are located immediately outside the airport's terminal as you exit the arrivals lounge. Both of these modes of transport offer direct door-to-door service from the airport to your intended destination in Queenstown. Taxis generally charge a fare of approximately $30for transport to the city center. A comparatively cost-effective option will be to use the airport shuttle service. Shuttles are generally shared with other passenger groups which also entail a discount and thereby make it a cheaper option for travelling to the city center. Journey time usually undertaken using this mode of transportation is around 20 to 30 minutes. This is subject to change depending upon the traffic conditions and the number of drop-offs that come prior to reaching your destination. 

Queenstown Airport also offers a bus service, named Connectabus that runs every 15 minutes. Connectabus offers transport to all the major hotels and motels of the city. Tickets can be purchased directly from the driver. Fares charged for downtown Queenstown are generally $12 for adults and $5.50 for children.

Many car rental companies also have their offices located at the airport's terminal building. This is a more convenient option if your stay in Queenstown is for a longer period or if you are planning on exploring the nearby suburbs or the town's outlying attractions. 

how to get around queenstown?

Queenstown is easily navigable on foot but if planning on touring the nearby suburbs or the outlying attractions, it is best to hire your own car. Nine major car rental agencies are located at Queenstown International Airport. A small local passenger bus service is being operated by Connectabus offering convenient transport option to the airport, Remarkables Park shopping centre and alternate services continue to Arrowtown. These buses operate from Camp Street outside of the O'Connell shopping mall.This is the only public transport option available in Queenstown. Two of the main taxi companies serving Queenstown are Alpine Taxi and Queenstown Taxis. 

what are the hotel and accommodation options in queenstown?

Queensland offers a number of great accommodation options that are beautifully set in some of the towns most exotic of locations boasting indulgent views and great service. Options in general include hotels, motels, backpacker hostels, lodges and self-catering accommodations. Many of Queenstown's accommodation options are located in downtown area at close proximity to some of the city's main attractions and hence are easily accessible by foot. 

Hotels and motels of Queenstown are fresh contemporary-styled accommodations that are neatly equipped with all the modern amenities and facilities ensuring a pleasant stay for the guests. The top category of these hotels generally offers great panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Other facilities in general include exuberantly-styled furnishings, an I-pod docking station, stylish bar, dining room and a courtyard. 

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