While Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of New Zealand, it boasts a wide range of activities and caters to all wants and needs. There really is something for everyone! Here are our top picks for the more relaxed traveller:
1. A wine tour
Central Otago is renowned for its wine so a vineyard tour is a must on any trip to Queenstown. Gibbston Valley is just a short drive from the town centre and a number of companies offer wine tours there. Leave the car behind and let a local guide show you the best vineyards on offer. We recommend you choose a tour that includes a visit to Gibbston Valley Vineyard to enjoy a tasting in New Zealand’s largest wine cave.
Enjoy a cheese board at Gibbston Valley Winery.
2. Get amongst the food scene
A trip to Queenstown is not complete without some seriously memorable meals. Whether you want fine dining, a relaxed café or modern healthy cuisine, there is plenty to satisfy the tastebuds. Locals tip: grab a world famous Fergburger and head to Perky’s, a floating bar with a BYO food policy. Enjoy your Ferg with local wine, craft beer and the sunset over Queenstown Bay.
3. A day spent in the gardens
Queenstown Botanical Gardens is just minutes from the town centre. It’s the perfect place to enjoy our beautiful lakefront setting, have a picnic with friends, play a round of frisbee golf or photograph the views.
4. Experience a Queenstown spa
Relax and unwind in one of the most spectacular parts of the world. Queenstown has a number of spa facilities in and around town. Treat yourself to a day at The Spa at Millbrook or take in the breathtaking alpine scenery at Onsen Hot Pools overlooking the Shotover River.
Views over the Shotover River from Onsen Hot Pools.
5. A day trip to Milford Sound
A visit to Queenstown is not complete without a day trip to Milford Sound. Save yourself the drive, and sit back and relax while we take you there on our all-inclusive Coach & Cruise day trip. It’s an experience of a lifetime where you’ll see native wildlife, towering mountains and glacier fed waterfalls. Re-live the moments as you scroll through your photos from the journey on the coach back to Queenstown – or better still, take a scenic flight back and enjoy even more unforgettable views.
Taking in the views from all angles on the road to Milford Sound.