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Extreme Hiking / Hiking in Queenstown, South Island, Otago New Zealand

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Queenstown is considered by many sportsmen as the capital of extreme sports and adventure activities. It is situated in Otago region, in the South Island, New Zealand.

The town is surrounded by Lake Wakatipu and the awe-inspiring Southern Alps, with spectacular mountains such as the Remarkables, Cecil Peak and Ben Lomond. Queenstown and the surrounding area was the setting for the legendary films Lord of the Rings and X-Men Origins. Despite the mountainous landscape, the climate is considered to be oceanic, with warm summers and temperatures that can reach up to 30°C/86°F, and cold winters with frequent snowfalls.

For the hill walking lovers, Queenstown is the perfect place to be! Take the Queenstown Hill Walking Track and get to the summit of the Tapunui hill, where you can enjoy the remarkable view of the Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and Kawarau River. Another hill track is up to Bob’s Peak.

Be ready to exercise your body, because this trail is demanding, but the view when you get there is breathtaking. For those who wish to walk 5 more hours and are fit and brave enough, you can continue the same track and get to Ben Lomond peak, where you will be rewarded with panoramic view of Wakatipu Basin. Don’t forget to take your camera with you!

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Invercargill
187 km (116.2 miles), 2 hours 14 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY CAR FROM Dunedin
282 km (175.2 miles), 3 hours 24 min
Follow State Highway 1 and continue onto State Highway 8.
BY CAR FROM Milford Sound National Park
268 km (166.5 miles), 3 hours 6 min
Follow State Highway 94 and continue onto State Highway 6.
BY AIR
Queenstown International Airport,
10 km/6.2 miles from the center of the town

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BOOKING REQUEST
Rafting & Outdoor activities, North Island
/ Kaituna River, New Zealand, North Island

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

January – NEW ZEALAND
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Kaituna River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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