On Location: Queenstown, New Zealand

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That was one long winter, wasn’t it? It’s almost over and in just 1 week, the clocks will change and bring back the longer days.

To celebrate, we’re giving you the chance to enter our prize draw to New Zealand for you and 3 friends (lucky you). Just go to our facebook page. It won’t take you a jiffy.

And, since our competition is to New Zealand, we thought we’d start with few tips on how to enjoy one of the most stunning locations in the world: Queenstown. So in no particular order, here are five top things to do in Queenstow

1. Go Luging
Take the gondola, then an old ski chairlift to the top of Queenstown Hill, where there’s a fun luge track with one of the most spectacular views in the world.

2. Bungee Jump Your Breath Away
Experience an incredible 8.5 seconds of freefall on a 134m (440ft) bungee jump in the Nevis Valley or go on the original bungee jump in the Kawarau Valley by AJ Hackett.

3. Sample the Local Wines
Travel down vine-clad, picturesque valleys and sample local produce at some of New Zealand’s most famous wineries like the Gibbston Valley Winery, Peregrine Winery, Waitiri Creek Vineyards, Wine House & Kitchen, Chard Farm Vineyard and Amisfield Cellars at Lake Hayes (the pinot noir is exquisite)

4. Feast on a Fergburger
You can’t go to Queenstown and not have one. Never before have I come across a burger that inspires such devotion. We met a couple of gents from Wales who were so in love with the Fergburger that they had taken to having two a day. Madness.

5. Head to the Hills
An hour’s drive northwest of Queenstown lies the tiny town of Glenorchy. The drive along the shores of Lake Wakatipu to get there will leave you speechless. To really go into the wilderness, take a speedboat and come down the azure Dart River in a big fat kayak. Or, take a horse and just head for them thar hills.

Next week, we’ll be sharing our travel tips for Turkey – a little bit closer to home and a lot less jet lag.

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  1. - gorgeous.. isn’t NZ amazing Ben and i went there in Feb 2009. my fave image is the vertical one with ? grasses/foliage reaching to the sky love the feel, tone and simplicity of thisand i love the rest too xo

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