5 Natural Treasures In and Around Queenstown, New Zealand

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If you are a lover of natural beauty, make sure you bring your good camera when you visit Queenstown, New Zealand. Here are 5 of the most stunning sites and attractions to add to your travel list.

Milford Sound

Milfound Sound is a beautifully scenic location to do some hiking. It is located just outside Queenstown but buses are regular to and from the stunning location.

Lake Hayes

Lake Hayes is a lovely natural spot close to Queenstown. The lake is small, but if you want a quiet, mesmerizing picnic spot, Lake Hayes is a good choice.

Coronet Peak

Coronet Peak is a snowy mountain that attracts many skiers in the long snow seasons. Even if you aren’t up for trying out the sport, it’s a great spot for snowy mountaintop views.


Lake Wanaka

Lake Wanaka is another beautiful lake near Queenstown and is the fourth largest in the country. The lake is estimated to be 300 meters deep, and the charming town of Wanaka sits nearby.


Lake Wakatipu

Even larger than Wanaka is New Zealand’s third largest lake, Wakatipu. The lake is renowned for its sublime beauty and is definitely worth a visit if you are heading to Queenstown.