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Quirky, Adventurous Queenstown

New Zealand’s Queenstown is one of the most picturesque towns on the planet. It sits on the shores of the indigo waters of Lake Wakatipu and is framed by several nearby mountains. Queenstown has a population of around 15,000 people, but has the feel, atmosphere and energy of a small city.

Get adventurous

Queenstown has been declared a ‘Global Adventure Capital’, and certainly lives up to that name. There are so many fun and adventurous things to do in and around the city. It’s the perfect place for adrenalin junkies!

Why not try out paragliding whilst you’re in Queenstown? There are several companies who will take you high up into the hills where you proceed to run off the edge and the paraglide carries you out, looking down on the town and the lake as you swoop gently towards more solid terrain.

For something that’ll get your heart beating a little faster than paragliding, why not try your hand at skydiving, another popular activity in the town. Don’t forget to admire the views of New Zealand’s most striking town on the way down!

For those who prefer their activity a little more sedate, there are seven superb golf courses within 45 minutes’ drive of the town centre. It may take longer than usual to make your way around the courses though, as you’re bound to be a little distracted by the breath-taking views.

Enjoy the town

As well as being a great destination for adventure-lovers, Queenstown is also ideal for those who like to enjoy things a little less adrenalin-fuelled. The town has a thriving restaurant scene, with several high-end restaurants being featured in the Michelin Guide.

As well as outstanding restaurants and watering holes, Queenstown also has a tremendous arts scene. Nadene Milne Gallery, Milford Galleries, Kapa, David John Gallery and Black Art are all places that are well worth a visit if you appreciate art and would like to discover a flourishing arts scene that most visitors simply skip over.

Views for days

To appreciate the views over Queenstown, the emerald waters of the lake and the surrounding aptly-named Remarkables mountains without jumping out of a plane, off a cliff or attached to a bungy rope, head to the Skyline Gondola. This cable car offers fantastic views as it climbs 450 metres to the top of Bob’s Peak.

At the top, you can savour the extraordinary views from the purpose built viewing platforms and outdoor terraces. There is also the Queenstown Statosfare Restaurant and Bar where you can indulge in a unique dining experience at their four-course buffet lunch or six-course buffet dinner.

Let Chapman Freeborn organise your visit to gorgeous Queenstown by private jet. A private jet charter to Queenstown will ensure you arrive in style and Chapman Freeborn will handle your travel requirements with safety, security and discretion.