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Browns Ski Shop
#1 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Lake Wakatipu
#2 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
the lake and teh mountains combine to a stunning nature experience, go for the gondola and view from above ore walk around the gardens on the peninsula, very relaxing
The town is very picturesque, with a lot of huge green trees and flowers, nice parks, very active shopping streets and a lot of places to eat or just to sit and relax.
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Ben Lomond Track
#3 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
It is worth the effort as y are rewarded with 360 degree views of the Remarkables and Mt Aspiring National Park.
We started our walk early from Lomond Crescent where the mountain bike park was and took the service road up until it joined up with the tiki trail past the forest area.
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Queenstown Hill
#4 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Offers unbelievable pristine views which are a must do for anyone interested in nature or photography or simply walk thru nature.
You can either walk from downtown - a good uphill walk - or if you can park your car , if I remember well on Belfast street and just follow the sign.
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Queenstown Trail
#5 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Bike trails, walking trails etc to see nature at its best.
If you are looking for an easy ride with stunning views, head through the park for the trail.
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Queenstown Garden
#6 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Within the city limits and an easy walk from downtown this park offers botanical gardens, ponds and areas for picnics, lawn bowling, tennis, frisbee golf and a skateboard park!!
Beautiful park, magnificent trees, gentle giants bestowing their absolute beauty on all who pass beneath, breath taking!
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Mt Crichton Loop Track
#7 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Starting at 12 mile car park you can do this pretty easy loop track clockwise or anti clockwise.
By the time we finished, there were 15 cars in the park and we were meeting people regularly as we descended.
Moke Lake
#8 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
a short drive from where we were staying...only saw a handful of people the two times we went...nice for an adventure without crowds and to take in abundant nature.
You can park for free anywhere around the campsite if you are visiting for the day.
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Kiwi Birdlife Park
#9 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
A great introduction to the fauna in the South Island - and start learning about the birds and introduced predators in NZ. fast paced and informative show - then a nice walk around the park at your own pace.
Amazing park, surprised at the size of kiwi birds Make sure you watch the conservation show and the kiwi feeding sessions Entrance fee helps NZ wildlife so completely worth price of admission
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Coronet Peak
#10 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
The drive up is very winding to get to the top but the views on the way and at the park give stunning views across the shotover valley across to Arrowtown and the Remarkable peaks
We attended the nature show with the bird demonstrations, walked the entire facility photographing birds and wildlife, and we were SO very impressed with the staff and the facility, we purchased and donated a tree...
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The Remarkables Ski Area
#11 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Personally, my favourite runs are up Shadow and Sugarbowl Chairlifts! Plus, sugar bowl has an amazing terrain park which is loads of fun, so give it a go!
Love the new facilities and everything on the mountain was just easy... there are tons of great runs and park areas.
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Arrow River
#12 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
... couple who lived on the other side of the river, they told us they used to climb down the river just to go to their house in the past (before there's a bridge there).. love the nature here..and the lovely people.
Our kids are fascinated with the nature here.
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Tiki Trail
#13 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
If you like physical activities and being surrounded by nature, then skip the gondolas & take this hike up the mountain.
- Go early to park near the gondola, especially if you're going to do the luge.
Greenstone and Caples Tracks
#14 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
The coach was booked for 1:30pm ex the Elfin bay car park and it was a 19km hike, so that meant a 6:30 breakkie and 7:30hrs departure!
We completed the loop anticlockwise, making a big day of it first up with 31kms from car park to the McKeller Hut.
Sunshine Bay Walk
#15 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
The lake, the mountains and all this nature around you, is just amazing.
Twelve Mile Delta to Bob's Cove Track
#16 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
From the car park the lake is only a 10min walk and very very easygoing.
Drove onto Bob's Cove and walked from the car park and did the loop.
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Lake Alta Track
#17 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
What you need to remember is that you need to follow the Lake Alta chairlift, which starts from right in front of the car park.
Heading back towards the car park there is a turn off to the left which heads up a steep track to the lookout which is about 2 hours return.
Queenstown Underwater Observatory
#18 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
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Kiwi Discovery
#19 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Queenstown Indoor Snow Park
#20 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
My son spent a couple of hours learning new tricks for the slopes at the indoor snow park and had a blast.
Great party area upstairs after the kids come off the park.
Lake Hayes
#21 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Southern Lakes Heliski
#22 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Snow Rental
#23 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Moonlight Track
#24 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Village Green
#25 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Lake Dispute Track
#26 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Matakauri Park
#27 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown
Jardine Park
#28 of 28 Nature & Parks in Queenstown