Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

One golden village, two tales. The picturesque preservation of two very different goldrush communities – Chinese and European – in a town that still thrives. […]

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Routeburn Daywalk (Glenorchy end)

The Routeburn is one of New Zealand’s most stunning multiday hikes. But you can make an excellent day walk here, going to Routeburn Flats Hut and back in 4-6 hours. Trail head is about 30 mins past Glenorchy, total around 1.5 hours drive from Queenstown. […]

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Glenorchy Walkway

1-2 hour loop walk; 40 mins drive from Queenstown. Drive to Glenorchy and follow this easy walkway through the wetlands, passing lakeside willows and viewing stunning mountain scenery above. […]

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High Country Salmon

The area is known for high altitude salmon farming. Farms can easily be visited by the roadside near Twizel. Mount Cook Alpine Salmon has a shop at the Lake Pukaki Visitor Centre, right on the lakeside (north of Twizel). […]

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