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Queenstown is a resort town located on New Zealand’s glacial Lake Watakipul, surrounded by the Remarkables mountain range.

Queenstown is a popular destination for avid skiers and snowboarders, offering snow fields across places such as Coronet Peakand the impressive ski area of the Remarkablesmountain range. Queenstown’s surrounding countryside has been featured in several Hollywood films, most famously portrayed as Middle Earth in the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

During the summer months, Queenstown is paradise for the adrenalin-seeker. Bungee jumping, white water rafting, skydiving and jet boating are all popular activities readily accessible, while milder pursuits like eco-tours, wine-tasting, and hiking available for those seeking a slower pace.

Hotels on the waterfront in Queenstown offer impressive views over the famous misty mountains, while offering easy access to cruises on the lake.

Once a year the International Jazz Festival fills the city’s clubs and lounges with live performances, while the month-long Summer Daze festival gives travelers a different taste of the region's arts and culture. New Year's Eve fireworks on the waterfront, and the annual triathlon known as Challenge Manaka are among the many other events on Queenstown's busy calendar.

Queenstown is served by Queenstown Airportin Frankton, which is only seven kilometers from Queenstown. There’s much more to see and learn about Queenstown, and the interactive map is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this exciting city.