Queenstown might be the adventure capital of New Zealand, but it's not lacking in photographic opportunities for the landscape photographer either. There's scenic bays all along Lake Wakatipu gazing out on mountain views towards the Remarkables and Walter and Cecil Peak, and secret waterfalls and lakes to be found in hidden valleys. Two of the best viewpoints along the lake can be found in the azure waters of Bob's Cove and the sweeping vista looking north towards Glenorchy from Bennetts Bluff. Taking roads less travelled will also lead to spectacular and unique landscapes like Moke Lake and Paradise in the valley beyond Glenorchy.
Getting an elevated view over the region from Coronet Peak or The Remarkables also leads to some grand scenery worth seeing.
Visiting Arrowtown during autumn is a must-do with the whole town awash in a myriad of colour - especially along the river where you'll find the old policeman hut. Jetties abound in this area whether it's at Lake Hayes, the broken down jetty in Meiklejohn's Bay or the Glenorchy Jetty, there's many vantage points to choose from.
Further afield Central Otago cries out for a visit with its rich gold mining and farming station history - there are countless remote roads with mountain views of the Hawkdun range around St Bathans and if you are lucky an old historic hut or two.
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