"Queenstown in New Zealand - never a dull moment!"

  Queenstown in New Zealand has established itself as the adventure capital of the country.

  "Adrenaline junkies" feel completely at home here, pursuing such activities as bungy jumping, paragliding, white water rafting or jetboating, either on the expansive waters of Lake Wakatipu or along the narrow ravines and glens of the Shotover River.

  But Queenstown and the surrounding area also have calmer, more peaceful scenes to offer those who prefer to slow down rather than speed up.


  Queenstown has become increasingly popular over the years as a home away from home, with real estate prices rising to match the seemingly insatiable quest for prime property in and around the town.

  The town centre, with the Queenstown Mall, is a hive of activity in summer and in winter.  In the colder months the skifields of the Remarkables attract fans of the sport from around the world as well as around the country. Skiing the Remarkables as well as heliskiing in less accessible areas are a feather in any skiier's cap.

  The video below was filmed in the summer months. As well as a brief look at "Lord of the Rings" country, the film concentrates on the bustling urban centre and lake shore of Queenstown itself and the whole range of adventure activities associated with it.

  Paragliding, bungy jumping from 134 metres - that's a long way down! - rafting and of course zooming along at high speeds in one of the jet boats the area is particularly famous for.

The cameraman is a professional, and it shows. It is also apparent in the editing, and the whole film, nearly four minutes in all, is accompanied by uplifting, light and airy music that seems to have been made for the images it accompanies.

  So if you haven't been before, now is your chance to get a glimpse of Queenstown in New Zealand

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