Sitting on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps, Queenstown is one of the world’s most stunning destinations.
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The Otago region is a world-class wine destination, renowned in particular for its pinot noir. Wine tours are available daily, departing from Queenstown. Make a day of it by taking in lunch at a restaurant and enjoying a sampler of the region’s best tipples.
Read more about Otago Region wineries.
Queenstown is home to picturesque golf courses, six of which are within the Otago region. These greens offer varying par levels and difficulty.
Read more about Queenstown golf courses.
Queenstown, located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and in close proximity of an abundance of other waterways, is a fisher’s dream. A number of fishing tours are available daily and are accessible by river trek, taking a “heli-fishing” trip or by chartering a boat on one of the local lakes.
Read more about fishing in the Otago region.
One of the best ways to get acquainted with the region is to take a walk or hike on one of its trails. There’s an abundance of short walks, overlooked by the majestic Remarkables Range, which will enable you to soak up the scenic outlooks and sample local attractions. For a more ambitious activity, don your boots and hike along some of New Zealand’s most celebrated tramping trails, including The Dart, Hollyford, Routeburn and Milford.
Read more about Queenstown walking tracks.
An extensive cycleways network opened in 2012 covering a vast amount of the Wakatipu area. For more details, go to Queenstown Trails Trust. The cycle network can be joined at a variety of points along Lake Wakatipu and bikes can be hired from multiple vendors.
Read more about Queenstown cycle trails.
You can’t come to Queenstown and not check out the bungy jumping site at Kawarau Gorge. This is where the bungy fun all started. And no, you don’t have to jump – it’s almost as fun watching freaked-out jumpers take the plunge.
Read more about bungy jumping.
Just a five-minute stroll from the CBD, the Queenstown Gardens sit on a little peninsula that juts out into Lake Wakatipu. There is a walking track around the perimeter and several paths within the gardens that wind past the duck ponds, band rotunda and rose gardens. If you have a frisbee on hand, you’ll also be in luck: there is an 18 ‘hole’ Frisbee golf course plotted among the trees and vegetation – and yes, it is absolutely free.
Read more about the Queenstown Gardens.
Whether its jetboating up the Kawarau, Dart or Shotover Rivers, or taking a more leisurely trip on the 100 year old Earnslaw on Lake Wakatipu, the waterways around Queenstown offer a pristine experience.
Read more about water activities on Queenstown waterways.
This 154 year-old gold-mining village by the Arrow River is only 20 minutes from Queenstown. It is famous for its wide variety of deciduous trees that turn the quaint township into a swirl of golds, reds and oranges in the autumn.
Read more about Arrowtown.
Dining and Nightlife
Queenstown is known for its bars and eateries. Celebrity chefs abound. All manner of cuisines are on offer. Bars serving cold beer, local wines and cocktails are easy to find.
Read more about Queenstown restaurants and bars.
Why not splurge and treat yourself to a bit of pampering in one of Queentown’s many day spas? From hot pools overlooking the magnificent Shotover River canyon to luxurious spa treatments, there is something for everyone.
Read more about spas in Queenstown.
Ride the Skyline Gondola up Bob’s Peak to photograph the iconic view found on every Queenstown postcard. (It’s so much better seeing it first-hand.) While you’re up at the Skyline Ridge, ride the chairlift to the top and lunge down the racing tracks with their panoramic views.
Read more about the Skyline Gondola.