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sspan class="mw-headline" id="History">History[edit] The Queenstown (M?ori: T?huna)[2] is a health spa in Otago in the southwest of New Zealand's Southern Island. With 15,300 inhabitants (June 2017)[3] it is the number 27 biggest metropolitan area of New Zealand. Queenstown Oamaru passed in 2016 and became the second biggest city in Otago after Dunedin.

Situated around a bay known as Queenstown Bay on the shores of Wakatipu, a long, thin, Z-shaped glacier lakeside lagoon, the city offers a view of surrounding hills such as The Remarkables, Cecil Peak, Walter Peak and directly above the city, Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill. Queenstownakes District has a total area of 8,704,97 km2 (3,361,01 m2) excluding its lochs (Lake H?wea, Lake Wakatipu and Wanaka).

Questown is known for its business-oriented tourist industry, especially adventures and skiing. In 1860, Rees founded a highland ranch near what is now Queenstown downtown, but the gold discovered in the Arrow River in 1862 prompted him to rebuild his woollen shed into a motel called Queen's Arm, now known as the Eichardt.

Many Queenstown roads carry goldmine period street name ( e.g. Camp Street) and some historical building remains. William's Cottage, the Lake Lodge of Ophir, the Queenstown Police Station and the St. Peter's Anglican Church are located closely together in a proven historical quarter. While there are various Apocrypha reports of how the city was called Queenstown, the following is the most likely:

Mining people, especially the Irishmen, were interested in the occasion of the celebration of a small city in Ireland named Cobh, which was re-named Queenstown in 1850 in honor of Queen Victoria. They may have had their own ceremonies at the crossroads of Rees and Beach Streets, where some of the naming changes of the city were imitated.

This was followed in January 1863 (probably on the weekends of 3 and 4 January) by a general assembly to designate the lakeside community, at which the community was formally given the name Queenstown, in Irish style Queenstown. On January 9 and 10, 1863, the city named Queenstown was announced from several accounts filed by a newspaper reporter in the Otago Witness on Monday, January 5 and Tuesday, January 6.

8 ][9] During the gathering there may have been a hint from a local coal minister who was "fit for a queen" (this is one of the most beloved reports about what the city was called). There are many shops, flats and houses in Queenstown, but it is close to many boroughs or large residential areas:

Fernhill, Sunshine Bay, Queenstown Hill, Goldfield Heights, Marina Heights, Kelvin Heights, Arthurs Point and Frankton. A little outside Queenstown lie the areas of: Queenstown, a spa city, prided itself on 220 outdoor adventures in 2012. The Queenstown is a significant New Zealand center for winter sport, with skiers from all over the New Zealand and many parts of the globe traveling to the four most important mountains (Cardrona Alpine resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone).

A 100-year-old coal-fired steamboat, the TSS Earnslaw, crosses Lake Wakatipu. In Queenstown you will find the center of a small winegrowing area, considered the most southerly in the whole hemisphere. Cycle 14 of America's Next Top Model, partly shot in Queenstown, was won by Krista White in 2010.

The Queenstown and its surroundings contain many places that were used for the shooting of The Lord of the Rings' movie trio. One of the places used is the paradise near Glenorchy, at the top of Lake Wakatipu. Queens Town became famous in South Asia after the publication of the Bollywood blockbuster Kaho Naa..... Featuring Hrithik Roshan & Amisha Patel's spectacular debut films, this movie opened the door for both tourist and filmmaker from India to New Zealand, with Queenstown being the most desirable city.

For 17 mins Queenstown played in I Luv Stories played late in I hour, a Bollywood romance in 2010. The Queenstown and surroundings were also used in the X-Men Origins 2009: The Water Giant was filmed in Queenstown in 2005 and published on DVD in the same year. The Queenstown was also used for most of the 1988 The Rescue movies.

The Queenstown was the basis for the shooting of the George Lucas 1988 movie Willow. The 1981 Race for the Yankee Zephyr was shot in and around Queenstown, the region's first big movie making. An 1989 TV spot for the Toyota Hilux with Barry Crump and Lloyd Scott, in which the two sail off the edge of the rock, was shot in Queenstown Hill near by.

First and last episodes of the fifth series of The Mole were shot in Queenstown. The Queenstown is reachable by street and aerial, but not by track (similar to Kaitaia, Taupo and Nelson). There are many buses to Queenstown as a resorts center, mainly for packages, but there are day trips for local people and others to and from Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch, the major towns near Queenstown.

The Queenstown International Airports flies from Australia with the following airlines: Air New Zealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar and has destination like Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney (the frequencies are much higher during the skiing seasons and in summer). The Queenstown is New Zealand's most frequented hub, the world' 4th largest commercial aviation hub and is also widely used for tourism travel, particularly to Milford Sound and Mount Cook, where both rigid and rotating wings are used.

Quintown is the starting point for a variety of daily coach excursions to Milford Sound, which means a 12 hour drive back. Elementary school, which was set up for pupils in grades 1-8 in the region of Queenstown: KingsView, Quintown, Remarkables, St. Joseph's und Shotover. Neill (born 1947), an actress, has a home in queen town.

Movie maker Tim Bevan (*1957) was originally from Queenstown. Yesime Passier-Armstrong (born 1981), actor, was a native of Queenstown. Counsellor and present chairman of the New Zealand Post, Jane Taylor is based in Queenstown. Reed Dictionary of New Zealand Place Names. New Zealand: Hop up ^ Jardine, D.G. (1978). Shadow on the hill.

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