Looking for adventure and excitement or somewhere where you can rest, relax and completely revive the senses, then Queenstown is waiting for you. It is a city that has the lot, from wild jet rides to abseiling, from day spas to yoga classes, no matter what type of holiday you are setting out on you will be delighted from the moment you arrive in Queenstown, Tasmania. Queenstown is loaded with manmade and natural attractions that you can visit all year round and with plenty of activities and excellent tours to do, a holiday here is just what you need. It's a well laid out city that has beautiful botanical gardens, accommodation of every kind, cafes and restaurants that line the streets, shopping treats of every kind, fascinating museums, art galleries and grand old buildings, as many of the cities that are in Tasmania. It hold many old stories that are told in the galleries and museums that are open through the year for you to browse through and the stately old buildings have their own story to tell as well.
There is Queenstown accommodation of every kind from backpacker hostels to well appointed three star hotel rooms, beautiful apartments for families who want some room to move and wonderful B&Bs and guest house to check into. You can stay as long as you want but one thing is for sure, you are going to want more than just a couple of days to truly soak up the essence of Queenstown.
As Queenstown used to be a mining town until 1969, you can join one of the tours that either go above or below the ground which are all really interesting. There are wonderful lookouts to make your way to especially Spion Kop Lookout where you will have your breath taken away by the captivating views and for something a little different why join take a chairlift ride over the region. Just out of town is Mount Jukes where you can witness some of Tasmania's most stunning scenery or even play a round of golf on the nine hole golf course.
You can pack a picnic and head for Lake Burbury where there is fishing, boating and plenty of open water for fun filled water sports. There are scenic walks that people of all fitness levels can embark upon and many different and fascinating attractions to visit such as the ABT Railway, the mining museum in Zeehan which is just a short drive away or why not pack up the car for the day and head to Strahan which is a 45 minute drive where you can go jet boating out on the Harbour and take a river cruise along the Gordon River. There are scenic flights and other activities to do but one thing is for sure, do not miss the nearby Montezuma Falls where you can easily spend the entire day swimming and having fun. You could also visit Queenstowns namesake in New Zealand.
For lovers of food and wine you will love Tasmania as there are beautiful restaurants throughout the region and many award winning wineries to walk through and sample some local produced wines. The town is surrounded by dramatic scenery and so much to see and do both indoors and out, that a holiday here is just what you have been waiting for. As you walk through the dense forests and discover a city that is as grand and sophisticated as they come you will come to realise why many art lovers, lovers of nature and wildlife and entrepreneurs all find easy to call this their home. Discover why films such as The Lord of The Rings chose this country as their location for an incredible backdrop. Queenstown will not disappoint!