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Queen's Query About Geography in Queenstown

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Queen's Query About Geography in Queenstown


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  • Queen's Query About Geography in QueenstownDestination Queenstown is responsible for marketing and promoting Queenstown as a tourist destination

What a week we have had at the Lakes District Museum & Gallery! August has certainly been busy with bookings, and the remainder of the term has mostly been booked out too! Queen's High School visited this morning, for our Geography presentation which is proving to be popular with year 13 Geographers in Southland, Otago, and lower parts of Canterbury!

The development of tourism in Queenstown was discussed during the presentation as well as our increasing tourist numbers. Our visitor numbers are so high that trans-Tasman flights between Queenstown and Australia have now increased, with 50 direct flights operating weekly during the ski season!

With the continual growth in tourists, Queenstown has now started focusing on sustainable tourism and marketing itself as a four season destination. The Resources Management Act has been useful in protecting our natural and cultural sites in the Wakatipu region, as accommodating tourists can be a balancing act when you are trying to protect your environment and history as well create opportunities for new business developments.

Do you think the Wakatipu region has achieved a balance yet with protecting our culture and environment as well as accommodating tourists? Why?

What activities and attractions does Queenstown offer to try target a wide range of tourists?

Why does Queenstown try to target a wide range of tourists?

Answer my questions and comment about your visit below!

Thanks for visiting Queens High School!