Queenstown and Wanaka, two magnificent towns inside Otago region will be the destination of Powder Storming New Zealand Tour. The Powder Storming New Zealand Tour is run by New Zealand’s leading ski holidays and snowboard holidays provider All-Star Adventures. Skiers and snowboarders should be expecting a awesome adventure. Thrill seekers will probably be at home in New Zealand’s adventure capital: Queenstown. Found in the southern end of Lake Wanaka, is a town rich in activities specially designed for family vacations : Wanaka.
In order to make your holiday more interesting, become familiar with more details on Wanaka and Queenstown. Wanaka and Queenstown are filled with extraordinary information. Are you intrigued to learn about them? Who is the first US president to visit Queenstown? Why is The Remarkable, well, remarkable? Were you aware that the Lord of the Rings was filmed around this region?
The name Wanaka is a corruption of the word “Oanaka”, meaning “the place of Anaka”. Anaka is a local chief. Pembroke was Wanaka’s original name soon after British Colonial Secretary.
Early settler and adventurer William Reese initially named Queenstown as “Camp”. Based upon an older story, gold prospectors were charmed according to the great the best place when they pronounced it “a town fit to have a Queen”. Some are believing that the name has come from a area utilized for Ireland.
The most important person that bungee jump into the year 2000 was Collin Basterfield of United Kingdom. He jumped off Nevis Highwire Bungy.
The local resident from Southland, New Zealand became the oldest person to bungee jump. He was 94. He jumped towards the Kawarau Bridge Bungy.
In July 1995 snow fell for 11 consecutive days in Queenstown and lay among the bushes for 14 days.
In September 1999, President Clinton was most important US President ever to visit Queenstown.
Toward the height of filming the Lord of The Rings, over 500 people day by day queued heading towards casting rooms in Queenstown.
Argentina, Chile and Queenstown are situated in a similar latitude — 45 degrees south.
Queenstown’s inhabitants are around 18,000 only. However, the amount grows over 100 times annually as it welcomes visitors.
Besides The Rockies, The Remarkable is the only other mountain range around the globe that runs coming from north to south. Surveyor Alexander Garvie coined the name after seeing the impressive view of the mountain range at sunset.
The TSS Earnslaw is the only surviving passenger-carrying coal-fired steamship in the Southern Hemisphere.
In 1885 all Queenstown hotels were run by females who all happened to be widows.
The Shotover River is considered to be the richest gold bearing river of its size internationally.
In 1947, Sir Henry Wigley founded the commercial skiing in Queenstown.
Set up in 1958, Queenstown’s Kawarau Jet was by far the first commercial jet boat business.
In 1988, Bungy New Zealand’s Kawarau Bridge bungy site took over as the original commercial bungy operation on the planet.
Queenstown and then the Southern Lakes region had become the locations for Holywood films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, Vertical Limit, Prince Caspian, Xmen Origins: Wolverine and 10,000 BC
Within the last few ten years, Wanaka’s population nearly doubled to 5,000 because of its growing tourism sector.
The Warbirds over Wanaka International Show is the largest “war birds” air show during the Southern Hemisphere. It’s a biennial event which showcases a selection of World War II aircraft from around the world.
Lake Wanaka is New Zealand’s fourth largest lake. It’s situated 300 meters above sea level with the estimated depth of 300 meters.
Lake Hawea is New Zealand’s 9th largest lake.
Queenstown and Wanaka not just exceptional ski and snowboard holiday location. Ffortunately they are a place full of culture and history.