Queenstown is absolutely gorgeous. It is probably the most beautiful place we’ve ever been and is easily one of our top 5 favorite cities ever. It is a small town in Otago, in the south-west region of New Zealand’s South Island. The views from every inch of Queenstown has spectacular views of nearby mountains such as The Remarkables. The estimated resident population is only around 30, 000.
|View from our hostel|
The city is known for adventure and ski tourism, often being pegged as an “adult playground” or the “Adventure Capital of the World”. You can ski, bungee jump, skydive, go horse back riding, mountain hike, zip line, canyon swing, hang glide, sail, kayak, or ride in a luge. You get the point. If it’s adventure, you’ll find it here. In the evenings, the town has a vibrant nightlife. Basically, you don’t have to look for fun in this city because you can find it at every corner.
We fell in love with this city instantly, and it’s not hard to understand why.
A 5 hour bus ride from Queenstown is Milford Sound, New Zealand’s most famous tourist destination. We had multiple stops along the way and were blessed with a perfect sunny day.
Milford Sound has been nicknamed the eighth Wonder of the World. There isn’t much more to say other than look at the pictures. They speak for themselves. This place is absolutely stunning. We took around 200 photos and had trouble choosing which ones we loved the most.