- ABOUT THE SPOT
Scootering in Queenstown Skatepark, South Island, Otago 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.
Queenstown has to offer one of the best skateparks in New Zealand. It is situated in Queenstown Gardens and is basically a newly built park with modern design and obstacles. It has many concrete ramps, fast and relatively hard banks and hips, several pyramids, a huge bowl, and is thus perfect for transition and street scootering.
Make your jumps and ollies off the ramps and land back on your wheels, do double-bar spins, stunning wheelies and bunny hops. Buy or take your scooter with you and get ready to perform amazing tricks up in the air!