On a recent work trip I visited Queenstown for three days for a conference, part of the trip related to work but thankfully there was a bit of time to do some sightseeing and of course (as I always do) capture some photos. During the trip, I stayed at the Novatel for the first two days and the Aspen for the last night.
Queenstown is one of the most popular destinations of the south island of New Zealand, whilst it used to be primarily a winter destination (e.g. skiing) it has now expanded to be a popular year-round destination with many adrenaline based activities becoming more popular.
As I was not much of an adrenaline junkie my limit was jet boating where the boats flew down the river getting very close to the cliff face. There are also many activities to shoot from restaurants, shopping, food and Even paragliding.
Visiting Queenstown is a breeze, the easiest way to get there is a flight direct into Queenstown airport, otherwise, you could fly into Christchurch and drive down across a few days.