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Queenstowners are a vibrantly vocal bunch so Queenstown.com has provided all its eager local scribes with a platform to voice their amazing Queenstown experiences. Find out what Queenstown has to offer from the mouths of the people who live it every day. They’ll keep you well informed on everything from music, photography and culture to Queenstown activities and sport along with random meanderings and thoughts on this amazing place that we call home.

5 Queenstown Activities to Set your Pulse Racing in 2018

5 Queenstown Activities to Set your Pulse Racing in 2018

25 Feb 2018 - Team Wanderlust

Adrenaline capital of the world and with dozens of action-packed activities to choose from, Queenstown has become somewhat of a mecca for thrill seekers.
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It’s all about you... no, seriously, it really is

It’s all about you... no, seriously, it really is

24 Feb 2018 - Remarkable Wellbeing

I like to try new things. I think anyone who lives in Queenstown or visits Queenstown, even for the shortest amount of time, likes to try new things. Am I right?
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GY Loves Gigi’s – Glenorchy’s Horse-loving History

GY Loves Gigi’s – Glenorchy’s Horse-loving History

21 Feb 2018 - Pure Glenorchy

Until the 1960’s there was no road from Queenstown-New Zealand to the small township of Glenorchy. Supplies were traditionally carried up Lake Wakatipu by boats such as the TSS Earnslaw.
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Let Your Tastebuds Travel The World

Let Your Tastebuds Travel The World

17 Feb 2018 - Tastebud

We know The World Bar for their quirky decor, friendly staff and delicious teapot cocktails but their new menu is one that you are going to want to try as soon as possible. Do not worry, your old classic favourites are still around but cuisines including Japanese and Mexican have been added in a very innovative and tasty way.
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Biophilia Festival

Biophilia Festival

11 Feb 2018 - Lakes Media

Nestled amongst the mountains beside Moke Lake, just 20 minutes from Queenstown, Biophilia's location is as much a part of its unique vibe as the lineup.
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Warbirds Over Wanaka

Warbirds Over Wanaka

6 Feb 2018 - Lakes Media

Classic and modern Warbird aircraft from around the world are converging on Wanaka this Easter to help celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the iconic Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow.
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Walking back to happiness

Walking back to happiness

4 Feb 2018 - Remarkable Wellbeing

Of all the health and wellness options on offer in Queenstown, perhaps one of the most enjoyable, and certainly most affordable, is walking. From a twenty minute stroll through Queenstown Gardens to a multi-day tramp through an undulating rainforest, there’s space aplenty to clear your mind and stretch your body. 
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Queenstown Gardens Part 2: From Local Park to Tourist Attraction

Queenstown Gardens Part 2: From Local Park to Tourist Attraction

29 Jan 2018 - Queenstown Historical Society

In 1867 when the eager townsfolk set about planting trees in their new Gardens reserve, they were probably thinking of the benefits such a park would have for their fledgeling town. Few would have predicted a future in which the Gardens would contribute to the attractions of an international tourist resort.
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An Alpine Summer Adventure Courtesy of Cardrona

An Alpine Summer Adventure Courtesy of Cardrona

22 Jan 2018 - Team Wanderlust

During the winter months Cardrona Alpine Resort is an immensely popular ski destination, conveniently located between Queenstown and Wanaka. However, when ski season draws to an end Cardona doesn't close, rather it transforms into New Zealand's ultimate summer playground! And whilst there may not be any snow, the breath-taking alpine view remains the same. So, what do you get up to at a ski resort in summer?
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After The Trauma… The Forgotten Limb

After The Trauma… The Forgotten Limb

20 Jan 2018 - Remarkable Wellbeing

Rehabilitation is great! Getting the strength and mobility back through an injured body part, there is nothing quite like the feeling of a triumphant return. But what about the rest of your body? Who thinks about that?
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Local book a must for wellness

Local book a must for wellness

17 Jan 2018 - Remarkable Wellbeing

Locals love living here, visitors wish they could stay… and many do! There are many reasons we love living in Queenstown, not least the awe-inspiring scenery, wonderful food and laid-back generosity of the people. However, over the last twelve months, there’s been a new word whispered on the breeze… wellness.
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Mediterannean Masterclass

Mediterannean Masterclass

10 Jan 2018 - Tastebud

New Zealand is known for its sprawling farmland which houses more sheep than people (fact!) and produces some of the highest quality meat around. A year ago, this selection of locally farmed produce would have excited my omnivorous taste buds, however, 12 months into my vegetarian quest, the number of meat-centric restaurants in Queenstown can sometimes leave me feeling isolated on the foodie scene.
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History, Culture, and More Importantly, Wine

History, Culture, and More Importantly, Wine

6 Jan 2018 - Wine Life

Queenstown and the region of Central Otago are a mecca for adrenaline-junkies who flock from all over the world to take on some of the most extreme activities on offer. But what do the thrill seekers get up to in their spare time? And what about the folks who don't have the desire to throw themselves out of a plane at 15,000ft? They drink wine of course! 
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Biking the Bridges with Around The Basin

Biking the Bridges with Around The Basin

4 Jan 2018 - Team Wanderlust

We're lucky here in Queenstown to have some great cycle trails and summer is the perfect season to get outdoors and see them for yourself! If like me, you're the sort of person who doesn't often partake in bike rides and/or has a knack for getting lost, there are some great bike tour operators in town to make sure you get the most out of your day on the trails!
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What is Osteopathy? Not just bones.

What is Osteopathy? Not just bones.

4 Jan 2018 - Remarkable Wellbeing

Although its direct translation suggests Osteopathy to be the treatment of bone diseases, in its completeness, Osteopathy is far more complex. Here are a few common myths I often hear and would like to vanquish for you.
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Total Relaxation - The Spa at Nugget Point

Total Relaxation - The Spa at Nugget Point

3 Jan 2018 - Team Wanderlust

Nestled 20 minutes drive from Queenstown's bustling centre, The Spa at Nugget Point is a relaxing haven for weary adrenaline junkies or for those who prefer bubbles to bungy jumps. What sets Nugget Point apart from other spa experiences downtown is, without a doubt, the amazing view.
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Cool Down This Summer in Nature's Waterpark

Cool Down This Summer in Nature's Waterpark

19 Dec 2017 - Team Wanderlust

With summer here, there's never been a better time to try out one of the many water activities on offer in Queenstown. As the longest established canyoning operator in town, Canyoning Queenstown knows a thing or two about adrenaline water-based activities and they have access to all the best spots to make your canyoning adventure as thrilling as possible.
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Snapshot by Lieselot De Brauwer

Snapshot by Lieselot De Brauwer

4 Dec 2017 - Snapshot

Living in New Zealand, I’ve done lots of road trips, and Queenstown and its surroundings are just stunning. The mountains, the lakes, there is so much to capture. Here are a few of my favourites from the area.
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Ma Boulangerie Brings French Flair to Queenstown

Ma Boulangerie Brings French Flair to Queenstown

1 Dec 2017 - Tastebud

If you’ve ever met a French person, you’ll know they love bread and it’s fair to say when it comes to pastries, they know what they’re talking about. So when Ma Boulangerie opened at The Remarkables Park last year, Frenchies all over town rejoiced. We sat down with owners Marion and David to find out more about the newest bakery in town.
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Queenstown Gardens – A Potted History of 150 Years, Part 1

Queenstown Gardens – A Potted History of 150 Years, Part 1

1 Dec 2017 - Queenstown Historical Society

Three cheers to the far-sighted colonists who in 1867 set aside the peninsula for a public park.
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Snapshot by Mark Hannah

Snapshot by Mark Hannah

29 Nov 2017 - Snapshot

My name is Mark Hannah and today we’re going on a virtual adventure. Everyone loves road-trips and what better way to show you some of the South Island’s most scenic spots.
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