Queenstown, New Zealand


Ivy Hollander, Journalist

In New Zealand, there are many different things to do. One of the largest cities in the Southern island of New Zealand is named Queenstown. So many of the possible activities there are very active and with plenty of educational learning. Many people visit Queenstown for the views, travel, and the experience of it all.

One of the most popular thing to do in Queenstown is ride the gondola. The gondola takes you up one of the big hills from the bottom. The company also has an option to do the luge. This is a sledding-type cart that takes a person on a winding road down part of the hill. They can then go on a chair lift back up the mountain to do it again. Another company, Zip Trek, has a zipline course that takes the group down the mountain in a 6 course zipline.

Over the city of Queenstown, an option of something to do is to go on a helicopter. This will take you around the city and see great views all around. On the top of the mountain, they also offer a food court with an abundant about of options.

In the town, there are so many great food places to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, or just a snack. The places have a great view of Lake Wakatipu and all of the other mountains. Recently added to the city, an indoor skydiving place in Queenstown offers participants to feel like they are sky diving, but it is much safer.

Queenstown always has a large tourist population whether it is winter or summer but during New Years, since they celebrate it first, the crowds are very packed to see the firework show. Overall, it is a great place to visit and anyone will always have something to do no matter the time.