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Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of Indian wildlife in their natural habitat

Nehru Zoological Park – a foretaste of…

South Asia’s most teeming nation is a veritable fusion of attractive places, lush landscapes and an ancient culture steeped in history and rituals. Architectural masterpieces of historic dynasties dot various states. India’s rich heritage together with its flourishing bio diversity showcases the beauty of the country. The city of Hyderabad offe…
Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along the Captivating Kerala Backwaters

Discover Karnataka’s Lakelands along t…

Often called the Asian equivalent of the American Bayou, the Kerala backwaters are an expansive network of intricate waterways that include five lakes, forty rivers and a host of canals that span half the length of its home state. Stretching across over 900km the labyrinth of lakes, rivers, inlets and creeks form a truly magnificent eco system and …
Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of wonders

Blue Reef Aquarium Newcastle- a world of…

Positioned just a short drive away from the beautiful Whitley Bay, the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium is ideally located in the North East coastal city of Tynemouth. It is a great place to discover how life goes on under the ocean. The Blue Reef Aquarium is a modern aquarium showcasing marine life in a new and exciting way. It has been designed and …
Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in Male

Festivals in Maldives – Merriment in M…

  No one would think that the decorative specs on the Indian Ocean would on close scrutiny turn out to be such resplendent islands full of tourist attractions. However, that is precisely what the Maldives is like. It has over twenty six tiny atolls or islands, which are governed separately but are a cohesive part of Maldives. Most of the festi…
Medical Tourism – Dental Care & Dentists in Bohput

Medical Tourism – Dental Care …

The Thai island of Koh Samui might have garnered a reputation for its idyllic beaches and pristine oceans, but it is also gaining popularity for another feature that is quite unique; medical tourism! Offering reasonably priced and international standard medical care, Koh Samui and such coastal areas as Bohput are also known for their high standards…
Family Travel to Philippines

Family Travel to Philippines…

The multicultural nation of Philippines presents an ideal destination for a family holiday. The suitable areas for families visiting the country include Boracay Island, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region Cebu. You may visit the most popular beach in Boracay, known as the White Beach which is famed for its spectacular sunsets and pristi…

The Goldfields Mining Centre – A tour of the 19th century

Hearing the name New Zealand would always bring beautiful images to one’s memory. The lush green fields that spread for acres and acres and the beautiful mountains with snowcaps or the calm waters that reflects in the warm sun are picture-perfect locations that anyone would come across while vacationing on this paradise nation. There are many activities that one could take part while in this beautiful country too. The best way to explore the natural wonders is to go on a hiking tour or go on cycling. Apart from these places, there are many locations in New Zealand where there are interesting historical sites preserved for the future generations to witness and appreciate.
The Goldfields Mining Centre is one such important location, which has been preserved in its original state. Once visitors set foot on this nineteenth-century gold strike site, they would be transported to that time instantly. Walk through and explore the mine where thousands of people worked extremely hard to extract the gold from soil. The tunnels that would be winding everywhere should definitely be explored. Imagine the life of these workers almost more than hundred years ago, digging deep underground, with just lanterns for light with no other guarantee for the safety of their lives. You would be amazed to find out the distance that the miners had to go to find water, since there is no source of water near the mining site. The equipment that used to crush the rocks would still stand there giving the modern day visitors a glimpse of the technology during that era. If you are very lucky, you too would find bits and pieces of gold yourself to take home.


After walking through the memories of yesteryear, head back to your Queenstown resort and relax and enjoy the wonderful memories from your unique day out.Queenstown hotel accommodation is not hard to find. The Copthorne Hotel & Resort Queenstown Lakefront is a classy hotel located in a beautiful setting that would add more colour to your stay. Apart from this, the hotel has all necessary modern amenities to pamper you throughout your vacation.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry. Google+

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