Queenstown has a number of amazing scenic road-drives in every direction. Lakes drives, mountain passes and rainforest roads make up much of the South Island
1. Glenorchy Road
From Queenstown heading West around Lake Wakatipu for around an hour, this is regarded as one of NZ’s very best roads to drive. Stunning lake and mountain views, sweeping corners and generally low traffic volumes make this a drive to remember.
Drive time: 2 hrs, about 50km in each direction.
2. Crowne Range to Wanaka
New Zealand’s highest sealed mountain pass road to Wanaka is a stunning drive and offers amazing views of Queenstown and the Wakatipu Basin from the summit Winding switchbacks and sweeping bends, this is a popular road for international car manufacturers for advertising shoots.
3. Milford Sound via Te Anau
New Zealand’s most visited tourist destination, Milford Sound is the 8th wonder of the world and is a must-see. With one of the most scenic roads in NZ stretching 250km from Queenstown through Lake Te Anau, a nice car is a real bonus for this drive and the forests, mountain passes and lakes along the way are mesmerising.
4. The Remarkables
Just 10 mins drive from town, The Remarkables is one of NZ’s premier ski resorts in the winter. A summer drive up Remarkables gives unparalleled views of the Wakatipu Basin. Sealed up almost to the top, the photos from Remarkables are