By Summer Brons
Queenstown
New Zealand
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Located on New Zealand’s South Island, the city of Queenstown is a beloved destination of outdoor enthusiasts and recreational vacationers alike. Whether your preference is for mountains or water, Queenstown is ready to accommodate! EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your New Zealand travels with us.

Conveniently located in nearby Frankton, the Queenstown Airport (ZQN) efficiently services much of the country’s air traffic. You can book your flight using EscapeWizard.com by clicking (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to utilize our low rates on airfare. We can help with hotels too; just click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to browse available Queenstown lodging. Our top selection in Queenstown is the Crowne Plaza.

Often referred to as the “Adventure Capital of the World,” Queenstown is a haven for skiing, boating, bicycling, fishing, golfing and just about any other outdoor activity you can think of. Visitors from all over the world flock to Queenstown for year-round opportunities to get outside. EscapeWizard.com knows this city is a great place to try something new and daring, such as bungee jumping, river surfing, canyon swinging and sky driving are all very popular here as well. Prefer to stay on solid ground? Hike up Bend Lomond and admire the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu below.

If you’re looking to take an afternoon off from playing outside, Queenstown’s extensive shopping opportunities await you instead. Thanks to the long daylight hours in New Zealand, shops are open all day and well into the evening, offering ample time to hunt for bargains or revamp your wardrobe. EscapeWizard.com is confident you’ll have no trouble finding anything you’re looking for here in Queenstown, with big name stores rubbing elbows with locally owned boutiques all over downtown. The city is touted as one of the best places in the world to purchase wool and sheepskin clothing, so take a little something home with you for an authentic piece of Queenstown. Needless to say, finding the latest and greatest in outdoor gear is not a problem, either.

EscapeWizard.com is fully aware that perusing a city’s culinary scene is perhaps the most exciting part of travel, and we’re happy to inform you that Queenstown will be anything but a disappointment. With more than 150 restaurants and 75 wineries in the region, every palette is sure to find plenty to savor. Even better, many of the wineries offer tours, so be sure to include at least one in your vacation plans.

So, what to do when you’re not adventuring in the outdoors or sipping adult grape juice? Stroll through the Saturday morning craft market along Steamer Wharf to browse or purchase handcrafted jewelry and art, check out the live music scene in bars and cafes around the city, or explore some of the settings seen in popular movies and TV commercials. Filming for movies like The Lord of the Rings, Vertical Limit and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe has taken place right here in scenic Queenstown, making this an extra-special locale for film buffs.

Look no further than Queenstown for your next action-packed vacation. Lasting memories and new friends are sure to keep you coming back to this gorgeous city again and again. Book your New Zealand experience with EscapeWizard.com today!
Hotels in Queenstown
By Tekisha Slack
Crowne Plaza
Beach Street, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand
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Explore inspirational Queenstown from the fantastic central location of Crowne Plaza Queenstown, overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the remarkable mountain range; the dramatic lakeside Crowne Plaza Queenstown hotel is a tiered building of white concrete and glass, giving many of the Guest Rooms lake or mountain views.  This property is at the heart of Queenstown's many attractions and is only 15 minutes away from the Queenstown Airport.

You'll receive a warm welcome from the moment you step inside the Crowne Plaza’s vibrant Lobby. The chic Guest Rooms are decorated in a natural color palette with light wood and touches of autumnal gold. Relax on the luxurious bedding or on your private balcony. Enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu, the mountains or the Hilton’s private courtyard. The guest rooms also have everything you to need to feel at home during your stay at the hotel; including: high speed internet access, work desks with lamps, desk level electrical outlets, phone with voice mail and speaker phone, individually controlled air conditioning, double glazed windows that open, iron/ironing board, coffee maker, mini refrigerator, separate hanging closets and much, much more. Queenstown is the place to be for lovers of the great outdoors and also a great location for energizing conferences. This establishment can arrange events for 150 in their 4 meeting rooms.

Dinner will inspire you, with warm timber and flickering firelight enhancing the hotel’s seasonal, locally-sourced menus. Have a passion for cocktails? Recline at the intimate Bed Bar. Or invite clients for pre-dinner drinks in the plush, semi-private Martini Room, part of the hotel’s Threesixty Restaurant and Bar.

Stunning lakeside views and chic guest rooms are just a few of the great amenities you will find at the Crowne Plaza Queenstown.  This hotel is only 15 minutes away from the Queenstown Airport and only a few short minutes away from the town’s many attractions. EscapeWizard.com invites you to book your trip to Queenstown New Zealand and the Queenstown Crowne Plaza today.  Just click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.
Hotels in Queenstown
By Tekisha Slack
Hilton Queenstown
Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd, Queenstown, New Zealand
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Set on New Zealand’s South Island, by the tranquil shores of the Lake Wakatipu, the luxurious Hilton Queenstown hotel features a majestic mountain backdrop and provides the perfect base to explore the area’s natural attractions. This Queenstown hotel is only 5 minutes from Queenstown Airport and 10 minutes from the center of Queenstown.

This 5-star hotel has a total of 178 rooms; each of the hotel’s spacious and elegant Guest Rooms feature high-speed internet access, a cozy fireplace and several stunning lakeside views. Each room also has a host of amenities for your comfort and convenience including: King-sized bed with 250 Thread Count Sheets, LCD Flat Panel TV with HD, TV-Cable with On-Demand Movies and TV-Pay per view, Adjustable Thermostat, Air Conditioning, Balcony, Bath Slippers, Bathrobe, Clock Radio w/ MP3 Connection, Complimentary Beverage, Complimentary Pillow Menu, Ergonomic Desk Chair, Granite Counter, and Luxurious Stylish Bathtub and Shower. Guests can also relax in the hotel’s welcoming lounge in front of the gas fireplace.

Dine at the Asian cuisine in their Noodle Bar or feast on a range of fish and meats in the stylish Wakatipu Grill restaurant. You can also enjoy a glass of fine wine at the inviting Cru Wine Bar & Lounge. Burn off some of the calories from those tasty meals with a swim in the Hilton’s 25m indoor pool, jog by the lakeside, work out in the Fitness Center or indulge in a treatment at the Eforea Spa. If you’re feeling more adventurous, try an exhilarating Sky dive or bungee jump!

Queenstown is the premier tourist destination in New Zealand, and the Hilton Queenstown is the premier accommodation for travelers. With its location on Lake Wakatipu, and close proximity to the Queenstown Airport, major ski areas, world class golf courses and attractions; the Hilton Queenstown is the perfect hotel for the traveler who is looking for adventure or leisure-or maybe a little bit of both. EscapeWizard invites you to book your trip to New Zealand and the Hilton Queenstown today. Just click on the link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to get started.