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Queenstown named one of TIME's World's Greatest Places

New Zealand’s home of adventure, Queenstown, has been named as one of TIME magazine’s 50 top travel destinations.

New Zealand’s home of adventure, Queenstown, has been named in TIME magazine’s annual list of the World’s Greatest Places, which highlights 50 extraordinary travel destinations around the world.

Praising Queenstown for its ‘high-flying adventure’, TIME wrote: “Set on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on South Island, Queens­town is both a destination in its own right and a fantastic base to explore the region’s diverse landscapes.”

It namechecked new accommodation and entertainment options in the resort town, alongside Queenstown’s beautiful natural scenery and world-class wine offering as highlights.

The list was compiled via nominations from TIME’s international network of correspondents and contributors, with particular emphasis on destinations offering new and exciting experiences.

Queenstown Airport ZQN is the gateway to the lower South Island of New Zealand with daily domestic flights to/from the international gateways of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington and regular trans-Tasman flights. Operators include Air New Zealand, Qantas, and Jetstar Airways.