Queenstown is one of the major highlights of any visit to New Zealand. The trekking, boating, and other warm-weather activities are popular, but the place really comes alive during winter with excellent skiing and snowboarding. And of course bungee jumping is available at several places nearby.
Hotels and hostels in Queenstown are a bit on the expensive side for this country, but places in every price range are available if you book far enough in advance. The city has excellent views, but once you get involved in snowboarding or bungee jumping you’ll find it can be a budget buster so pace yourself.
Food and drinks in the city are typical of New Zealand and the place draws budget travelers year round so it’s never too difficult to find an affordable meal or a drink special of some kind.