Queenstown, known as the “Adventure Capital of the World", will impress you from the moment you step off the plane! Located on the South Island, it offers a myriad of options for outdoor enthusiasts.
The Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon is the country’s most scenic race. It is set between the backdrop of the world renowned Crown Range and The Remarkables; and takes in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes Region including the five-star Milbrook Resort, Arrowtown, Lake Hayes, Shotover River, Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Gardens and finishes in the heart of Queenstown itself.
New Zealand offers a variety of contrasting and beautiful landscapes. Not only is it a dream destination, but also boasts an impressive history of world record holders in distance running with the likes of Rod Dixon, Peter Snell, John Walker, Don Quax and Allison Roe to name a few. Our package gives you the opportunity to visit Auckland in the North Island and then travel to the South Island for your race and more adventure. We are happy to work with you to create your customized itinerary to extend your time in New Zealand or the neighboring country of Australia!
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This is the third trip we have taken with Jacqui. In fact she was a deciding factor for us to take this trip. She is an excellent guide and lots of fun. She knows each location well - the places to visit, the best restaurants, the best places to shop, and excellent recommendations on tours to take. We enjoy our trips with Jacqui because we know she will never steer us wrong.
I'm very happy in the order of the trip. I would have been disappointed in Auckland if the extension happened after Queenstown. Absolutely LOVED Queenstown.
All the logistics were taken care of. I just had to get myself to Queenstown and I did not have to worry about all the normal race issues, e.g. start line transportation, pre race dinner, hotel, etc. took a lot of stress off my shoulders. Also got to meet a lot of amazing people and fellow runners. Made a lot of new friends.