Top Tourist Attractions of New Zealand – Queenstown (For Package and booking please write email@example.com or 24 X 7 09213531173 www.uniqueholidays.info)
2 Skipper's Canyon If you wish to have one of the most scenic journey in New Zeland you have to go to Skipper's Canyon. This 22-kilometer-long canyon now leads to Coronet Peakbut was once home to thousands of prospectors after gold was discovered in the Shotover River (which winds through the gorge) in 1892. Today, the winding and narrow road through the canyon, bordered by breathtakingly vertical drops on one side and high cliffs on the other, makes an incredibly beautiful trip, and traversing the high suspension bridge known as Skipper's Bridge (built in 1901) is a major highlight along the way. Although private cars are allowed along the road, self-drivers should be aware that rental companies will not give out insurance for traveling this route and so it is much easier - and more sensible - to take one of the many Skipper's Canyon tours.
Location: 20 kilometers north from Queenstown
3 Jet Boating on the Shotover River.The 75-kilometer Shotover River first found fame during the Otago gold rush. But today, it's more well-known as home to one of Queenstown's most popular tourist attractions: the Shotover Jet, which is the only company allowed to operate amid the narrow canyon section of the waterway. The racing journey down the narrow river, hemmed in by dramatic canyon cliffs, is often described as "the world's most exciting jet boat ride" and is one of Queenstown's longest running adventure activities, having been in operation since 1965.
Address: Gorge Road, Arthur's Point; 20 kilometers north of Queenstown