Sitting on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by the Southern Alps, Queenstown is famous for having a slew of adrenaline-pumping activities.
If your ‘Things to Do’ list contains bungy jumping, caving, rafting, sledging, jet boating, skiing, skydiving and hang gliding, Queenstown is the place to be.
Queenstown might be a small town, but it has the energy of a small city. The town's bars are packed especially during the high season, yet it is also easy to take it slow and experience Queenstown without the adrenaline by heading out to the surrounding towns.
Queenstown is a relatively safe town, and women digital nomads will feel safe in Queenstown. As with most places, the incidents which do occur tend to be later at night outside the bars. But, these are mostly self-contained fights which offer no threat to a passerby.
Unfortunately, the cost of living here is very high. The city is nestled in the mountains and so there are high expenses involved in getting things like food and high speed internet.
The best time to visit Queenstown is the summer (December through February), when the long, sunny days make outdoor excursions enjoyable. It is never really hot in Queenstown as the wind that comes from Lake Wakatipu almost always has a little chill in it.
Winter turns Queenstown in the true mountain resort that it is. From June to August, there are several ski fields open, entertaining lots of visitors. Make sure that you have several layers of clothing with you as it can get pretty cold down here.
Come and see the mountain resort during Spring (September to November). The mountains will still be covered in snow, but you should still have some warm clothing with you.