Friday, 1 November 2013 5:31pm
New Zealand's Adventure Capital
'Founded on gold, sustained on scenery, developed on adrenalin …'
Queenstown is unlike anywhere else in New Zealand. It is the country's tourism mecca, for lots of good reasons: mountains, rivers, lakes, climate, snow sports, tramping, fishing, bungy jumping, whitewater-rafting – the list goes on and on.
Neville Peat provides a guide to the region, with descriptions of its highlights. Queenstown is a stroller's town and the book opens with places around town that can be visited on foot. The next chapter introduces many of the activities, free as well as commercial, that are available. Walks – some short, others serious tramps – can be found near the town and along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The surrounding region offers trips to old gold-mining sites, lakeside drives, and some challenges. And there is a chapter on winter, a special time in Queenstown as people arrive from all over the world to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other sports.
NEVILLE PEAT is the author of numerous guides to southern New Zealand natural features and attractions, including The Catlins and Wanaka. He is based in Dunedin.
Paperback, 240 x 170mm, 64 pages, illustrated, ISBN 978 1 877276 62 0, $19.95