queenstown view

Queenstown is one of the most photogenic places in the world, there is no doubt about that! But there is more to Queenstown than just a pretty face. The adventure and party capital of New Zealand has a little something for everyone, including the ultimate chill out, lake side locations and any crazy, adrenalin fuelled activity you could think of! Many of our guests that pass through our doors at Base Queenstown ask us the same old question "where are you from and how long have you been in Queenstown?" The answer tends to be same... "we arrived with the intentions of just staying for a week. It has now been a few months (or years) and I just never left." It's safe to say that everybody passes through the mountainous beauty of Queenstown falls in love at first sight. Here are 18 reasons why...

1. Because when you arrive you get views like this
Scary but stunning!


2. Fergburger. Enough said

Mid action Photo by @takatoukiter.leblog

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3. It is the ultimate place to test your fears

Just a stunning day in Queenstown!

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4. And jump off a bridge

An unorthodox way to do it. From the crew @nanikanter and @jamesb_nz #BACKOFTHEBRIDGE

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5. There are 52 Bars


6. And Bar Crawls every night of the week


8. There is a Haunted House

Shout out to some of our favorite screamers!!! #scaresnaps #Queenstown #newzealand #scariest #hauntedhouse

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9. And you can shoot zombies in 6D


10. There are too many Jet Boat rides to choose from

Winter has come to visit again #nofilter #winter #queenstown

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11. In Queenstown it's not crazy to Surf white water rapids


12. Queenstown gives a new meaning to “The Chair”

Can't quite tell whether these are looks of enjoyment or fear! Perhaps one of each? #shotovercanyonswing #queenstown #gopro #nzmustdo

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13. You can jump off a mountain peak like a bird

#queenstownholidays #mountainlover #newzealand #tandem #paraglidinglife #flyinghigh #nature #colourfullife

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14. And pretend to be Tarzan

Moody zipper #ziptreknz #ziplinefun #ziplines #queenstown #newzealand #mountains #lakewakatipu

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15. Frisbee Golf

You've been warned! #queenstowndiscgolf #shmickandrandydonz #queenstownholidays

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16. Winter = Snowboarding. Summer = Mountain Biking

Four mountains, two towns, one fix... Check out the link in our bio to get your snow fix! #snowaddicts

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17. Canyoning

If you never try you'll never know.

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18. And once again... the view!


Main image: Queenstown's beautiful scenery seen from the Skyline is a sight to behold with views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. CREDIT: Destination Queenstown

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