One of the premier tourist destinations in New Zealand is Queenstown, found on the South Island in the west. From here one has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and is just minutes from Lake Wakatipu – a landmark which will doubtless be familiar to fans of The Lord of the Rings trilogy of films as it featured in prominent scenes. Hire a car in Queenstown and the stage is set for the scenic drive of a lifetime. Take in these immortal backdrops and enjoy the range of activities available in the many mountains in the Queenstown-Lakes District.