Nestled into the mountains on Lake Wakatipu in the south-west of South Island, Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s most popular resort towns. The town’s location is in the Otago Region.
A map of Queenstown and the surrounding region should include details of the lakes, rivers, roadways and mountains. Those visiting should have an accurate map on paper or a portable electronic device that they can carry with them. Travellers will learn helpful travel information from a detailed map of their destination.
Landscapes and Geological Features
Ben Lomond – To the west of Queenstown, Ben Lomond is an impressive mountain on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The mountain is about 1750 metres high.
Central Otago – The town is nearly in the middle of Central Otago’s wine region. The area has deep gorges, high mountains and lovely lakes.
Kawarau River – To the east of the town and draining from Lake Wakatipu, the Kawarau River runs east through steep mountain ravines.
Lake Johnson – About one kilometre from the Queenstown Airport, the small Lake Johnson is settled into the mountains. The lake is so deep that it does not freeze in winter.
Lake Wakatipu – This lake appears like a “Z.” Lake Wakatipu is shaped from surrounding glacier mountains inland in the south-west of the Otago Region. Queenstown is on the northern shore of the lake.
The Remarkables – A picturesque mountain range visible across Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown, The Remarkables Range span a straight north to south line.