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SOUTHERN LAKES

ADVENTURE CAPITAL

WHATEVER THE ACTIVITY, YOU’LL HAVE PLENTY TO TALK ABOUT WHEN YOU COME BACK DOWN TO EARTH (BOTH PHYSICALLY AND METAPHORICALLY).

KINGSTON HOLIDAY PARK

• Located between Queenstown and Milford Sound. • Motels, budget and self-contained cabins, glamping tents, RV and tent sites. • Near café/bar, convenience store and lake. • WiFi available. • Tariff: $20-$200 (1-2 persons), seasonal rates. 40km south of Queenstown Airport, 16 Kent St, Kingston, Otago • Res: 0800 807 836 www.kingstonholidaypark.co.nz • E: stay@kingstonholidaypark.co.nz

SOUTHERN LAKES

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drenalin junkies will find it hard not to overdose in Queenstown thanks to its astonishing number of heart-pounding adventure pursuits. If you’re brave enough, the region’s incredible visual appeal makes skydiving a spectacular experience, or you can hop on board a jet boat and zip down the Shotover River at full speed. Then there’s the buzz of rafting and canyoning, the exhilaration of paragliding or hang gliding, the thrill of river boarding and river surfing and the family-fun option of riding the Skyline Luge. If that’s not enough, try a 4WD safari, sailing, horse trekking, quad or motor biking or for a truly breathtaking experience that is sure to be etched in your memory for a lifetime, take to the skies in a helicopter, plane or hot-air balloon.

World’s Best Scenic Flight

INDOOR

Elegant Lady

Excitement

Indoor entertainment options in Queenstown are growing and options include 12D motion theatres, lazer tag, driftkarting, virtual reality gaming and paintball (all available at Thrillzone), plus ice skating, a trampoline park, a haunted house, a climbing wall, a sensory maze and a newly opened indoor skydive venue.

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he TSS Earnslaw, known as the ‘Lady of the Lake’, is the last remaining coal-fired passenger vessel operating in the southern hemisphere. You can take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu, marvel at the scenery and explore this elegant vessel, including the bridge and the engine room where stokers fuel the fireboxes. Cruises can be combined with stops at Walter Peak High Country Farm, which combines a delightful setting with activities aplenty. Watch the shearing demonstrations and the dogs at work on a farm tour, enjoy a horse trek or take a heritage excursion where you can tour the homestead and admire the extensive gardens. The gardens are also the perfect setting for morning or afternoon tea.

LEFT: Screaming on jet-boat ride © Shotover Jet TOP LEFT: Skydiving in Queenstown © NZONE Skydive Queenstown ABOVE: TSS Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu © Real Journeys

Queenstown TOP 10 Holiday Park 0800 521 095 70 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown

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Just seven minutes’ drive from the centre of Queenstown, a stunning alpine setting awaits you. Motels | Units | Cabins | Sites • Playground • Fun Bikes • Jumping Pillow • Free WiFi • BBQ Area • TV Room • Ticketing Agent • Courtesy Shuttle • Hot Tub • Movie Room

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The Great New Zealand Holiday Park Guide  

New Zealand is great for enjoying the outdoors, with no dangerous wild animals or insects and with plenty of options for places to set up ca...

The Great New Zealand Holiday Park Guide  

New Zealand is great for enjoying the outdoors, with no dangerous wild animals or insects and with plenty of options for places to set up ca...