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by Pete Petterson (subscribe)
I'm a writer blogger who has been resident in the Hutt Valley since the late 1960's. I'm a father, grandfather and great-grandfather. I have seen many people come and go over the years, seen many things good and bad. Time to remember whanau
Published January 11th 2016
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Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shore of the South Island's Lake Wakatipu, set against the 'Remarkables' mountain range in the dramatic Southern Alps. The undoubted southern jewel in New Zealand's tourism portfolio. The surrounding Central Otago region is known for its Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vineyards, and for a variety of adventure sports.

In winter, there's backcountry skiing and the country's highest vertical drops. Summer brings paragliding, mountain biking and bungee-jumping (Kawarau Gorge Suspension Bridge is among the sport's original sites).

While New Zealand failed to even gain a place in the New York Times places to go in 2015, Queenstown was named as Reader's Choice. A certain Mr Rattandeep Singh really came to New Zealand's rescue by stating Queenstown is the most amazing place he has ever been to. Hats off to Mr Singh.

"I go there almost every year. Stunning views of the 'Remarkables' mountain range and Lake Wakatipu are everywhere. Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world." Follow Mr Singh and book your seat as soon as you can!

Why would you want to leave this fantastic part of New Zealand? There is so much to do. Might see you there some time?

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I went to Queenstown nearly 40 years ago and it was awesome even then. It's a tourist's paradise and the scenery is postcard perfect. If you can only go one place in New Zealand it shoud be here.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8930) 2076 days ago
The jewel of the South
by Pete Petterson (score: 2|512) 2075 days ago
Just an awesome fun place to play and participate in the sun, and in the snow of winter!
by Pete Petterson (score: 2|512) 2055 days ago
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