November 10, 2015 19:35 ET

Diamond Resorts International® -- Vacations for Life® -- Follow the Hobbit Trail Through the Lord of the Rings Set

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - November 10, 2015) - Nestled on the southern shores of Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand, Queenstown is home of the Diamond Resorts International® club-affiliate Anantara Vacation Club Oaks Shores. Visitors to the area are drawn by the majestic mountains, lake vistas, and adrenaline-pumping outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, and skydiving. The scenery of Queenstown is so breathtaking that the region was chosen for films like The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia. Now that the film crews are gone, travelers can make their next trip an inspiring fantasy vacation and follow the Hobbit Trail through the movie set of The Lord of the Rings.

Diamond Resorts International® invites members of THE Club® to experience all of the heart-racing activities in Queenstown and its surroundings. Visitors can ski, hike, bike, snowboard, and bungee jump all year round in the nearby Remarkable Mountains, which is a preeminent destination for mountain sporting. In addition to exhilarating sports, Queenstown's lakes and rivers are a sought-after destination for sport fishermen and hunters. Lake or river fishing, boat fishing, and fly fishing for trout and salmon are attractions for anglers; while hunters will encounter exotic trophies like Chamois, Red Stag, Wild Goat, and Arapawa Ram.

For more laid-back day trips with magnificent vistas of the impressive scenery, visitors can book a tour on a cruise boat across the local lakes and rivers, opt for a ski lift to get to the top of a mountain without breaking a sweat, or take a spectacular helicopter ride. The concierge is available to arrange picturesque tours of the Queenstown area, or plan a golf outing on one of five visually stunning courses, a visit to a local winery, or a relaxing afternoon at the on-site sauna.

In the evening, the fun continues in Queenstown, with over 150 restaurants to choose from as well as numerous nightclubs. If late night gaming and entertainment is desired, guests can head to the Skycity Wharf Casino (open until 2 a.m.) or the Skycity Casino (open until 4 a.m.). Both Queenstown casinos feature live entertainment events, horse racing, and VIP gaming rooms. Anantara Vacation Club Oaks Shores looks forward to welcoming New Zealand travelers to help them create memories for a lifetime.

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International®, with its network of more than 330 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

Diamond Resorts International® manages vacation ownership resorts and sells vacation ownership points that provide members and owners with Vacations for Life® at over 330 managed and affiliated properties and cruise itineraries.

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