Things to do
Queenstown is the ideal base for exploring the spectacular countryside surrounding the town. Take a hiking tour into the snow-capped Remarkables mountain range, or a gondola ride to the heights of Bob’s Peak. There’s plenty to see nearby too – hop aboard the traditional steamship, the TSS Earnslaw, and enjoy a lake cruise.
Extreme sports fanatics will find Queenstown a paradise. The Winter Festival sees skiers flock to world-class ski slopes in the nearby mountains. During the warmer months, head to the Kawerau River for whitewater rafting, or take the plunge with New Zealand’s biggest bungy jump – set against a dizzying mountain backdrop.
FOOD & DRINK
Queenstown is surrounded by the world’s most southerly vineyards, making it the perfect place to embark on a wine tasting tour. The town itself has many options for fine dining, with restaurants serving fresh, locally caught oysters and organic New Zealand lamb. While away an afternoon in a waterfront bar, or seek out a sunny terrace and enjoy glorious mountain views.