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Queenstown may be known as the adrenalin-junkies' capital of New Zealand, but we wanted to show you a whole new side of this glamorous destination. We sought out some of the most stylish and interesting characters we know and asked them to share why they chose not just to visit but to make Queenstown their home. Savvy travellers know, of course, that to truly experience a place there's no one better to show you around than a local.

The city's breathtaking views created an idyllic backdrop for this week's special fashion editorial, which sees bold shapes and luxurious fabrics complementing the sweeping landscape. And in between shots, the team found time to scout out some of Queenstown's best food offerings - see 10 of the best restaurants to dine at, try new cafe Bespoke Kitchen for a delicious brunch option, and read top chef Will Eaglesfield's inside information about where to find the best food.

The Viva team, meanwhile, couldn't resist a shot of adrenalin - see what fashion editor Dan Ahwa and photographer Guy Coombes got up to in between pulling the issue together in our behind-the-scenes video.