Milford Sound

It's turbulent times for Queenstown's adventure tourism industry. It's the sector that's put the resort on the international map, but that's of little use when international visitors, because of the Covid-19 crisis, can't get here for the foreseeable future. PHILIP CHANDLER talks to three...

Resort catches coronavirus

A Queenstown businessman says he started the year believing the summer of 2020 would be the best ever for his business. Now he's having second thoughts. Like accommodation providers, retailers and other tourist operators in the resort, he's come to rely...
Self-drive holidays promoted to tourists aren't to blame for tragic road accidents, Queenstown's tourism boss says. Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd believes "international drivers are largely experienced and capable", despite a series of crashes heading into the busy summer season. Instead,...
It wasn't plain sailing for a cruise boat on Milford Sound last month. The 29-metre vessel, operated by Jucy Cruise, suffered propeller failure, took on water and passengers had to abandon ship. Jucy boss Tim Alpe, who was on Gem of...
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