New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ proposes NZ$7.50 charge to fund infrastructure to help cope with large numbers of holidaymakers

Fed-up residents of New Zealand’s biggest tourist town are pushing ahead with a plan to charge international tourists for the privilege of visiting the area.

Queenstown, situated in the picturesque Southern Alps region of New Zealand’s South Island, is buckling under its own popularity, with 34 international tourists for every resident.

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