Come with us on a discovery tour of New Zealands often unseen but worthwhile destinations, travelling from north to south. On the way we will feature interesting towns and local activities for you to enjoy.
Alexandra is New Zealand’s ‘Blossom Town’ - a glorious symphony of colour and light, in harmony with the changing seasons. Named after Princess Alexandra of Denmark, the town has a population of 4,620 and serves as the hub of our stone fruit and merino fine wool industry.
The town is a little golden nugget - born of gold and still maintaining its original character. You can easily visualise the pioneer diggers swaggering down the street and elbowing their way into bustling saloons, dance halls and gambling dens.
As you enter the town, a giant fibreglass iconic sculpture will catch your eye. It is in the form of a cluster of ripe fruit, calculated to tempt the taste buds. Fruit stalls beside S.H.8 offer delectable confections - this is truly the ‘Fruit Bowl’ of the south.
A land of big skies, wide open spaces, deep silent lakes, wide braided rivers, rippling golden tussock and primeval beech forests - all set against a background of New Zealand’s highest mountains.
Central Queenstown is a shopper’s paradise! Compact and picturesque, no need to find transport to navigate downtown Queenstown as it is well designed to enable visitors the luxury of being able to stroll around all the fabulous shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, while enjoying the breath-taking lake and mountain views.
Queenstown is renowned for fresh, contemporary New Zealand and international cuisine, excellent customer service and award winning New Zealand wines. There is a huge range of eateries in the Queenstown area offering an extensive range of menus to suit your taste buds and wallet!
As part of the stunning Southern Lakes District, the alpine resort of Queenstown attracts over 1 million visitors each year for the world-class snowfields, bungy jumping and huge array of award-winning activities and stunning scenery that can be enjoyed all year round!
From the moment you drive or fly into Queenstown you will be swamped with a huge selection of holiday accommodation on offer. From backpacker hostels and campgrounds, to affordable motels, friendly bed & breakfast, luxury lodges, boutique apartments and world-class hotels, there is always somewhere to lay your head at night.
Wanaka is located in the Southern Lakes District of the lower South Island and is considered the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park and the fabulous local ski areas. Within easy commuting distance of Queenstown airport, visitors can choose to travel via road from Queenstown to Wanaka.
Wanaka is big and popular enough to have some really big festivals plus a complete range of great bars and clubs to entertain anyone looking for an enjoyable and entertaining holiday. For a relaxed drink and friendly atmosphere you might want to check out bars.