New Zealand Locations Guide

Short guides of what I liked and did not like about the many New Zealand locations that I visited. I said short guides so don't expect insider's tips and local's advices, just my honest opinion on each place that I visted in this amazing country. For thorough guides on almost every New Zealand areas, towns, national parks and much much more, go check out Backpackerguide.NZ

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Queenstown

Queenstown - South Island

Gondola Mountain Bike day pass Queenstown Hill Ben Lomond
$84-174 Free! Free!

The huge Lake Wakatipu surrounded by majestic mountains makes Queenstown one of the most scenic towns I have ever been to. Not only that but it is also known as the “adrenalin capital of the world”. It’s hard to whittle down to the best things to do in Queenstown, but I would recommend the downhill mountain biking trail from atop the gondola. Because it is such a beautiful area, you can imagine the hikes you can do! For a quick hike, take Queenstown Hill or for something more exerting, walk to the highest peak reachable from the town, Ben Lomond.