Queenstown is a small resort town in New Zealand that sits on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and boasts beautiful views of snow-covered mountains. Not too long ago, it was known mainly as a skiing getaway, but that has changed dramatically. Today, visitors flock to this self-proclaimed “Adventure Capital of the World” year round to enjoy all that the stunning region has to offer, including white water river rafting, hiking and jet boating.
And if those activities are too tame for you, Queenstown also has plenty of unusual adrenaline sports that you can try, including zorbing, canyon swinging and white water sledging. Although this town loves to brag about its wild side, you can also find plenty of peaceful escapes just a short day trip from Queenstown.