Posted by on 15 Apr 2021 , in Islands
As a family owned and operated business with over 50 years of industry experience, we know a thing or two about travel. Wondering what to see and do in Queenstown, New Zealand? We have compiled a list of our favourite activities and experiences to inspire you and help you turn your travel dreams into reality.
1. Hit the slopes
There’s an endless variety of thrilling adventure activities in Queenstown, largely thanks to the area's bounty of magnificent mountain peaks. Boasting some of the best spots in the South Island like Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, snow sports are certainly some of Queenstown’s must do activities. No matter your skill set, you can try your hand at snowboarding and skiing with a range of lessons and terrain suitable for first timers to seasoned shredders.
2. Straight to the top
Walking back up the mountainside can be a drag, so while you’re there, we highly encourage you to hop on one of the gondolas and enjoy the breathtaking views. Take an unbelievable route to the summit as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere to the top of Bob’s Peak and then soar downwards on an exhilarating toboggan ride.
3. Get a birds eye view
For the ultimate Queenstown adventure, float sky high with an unforgettable helicopter ride over the area’s beloved natural landscape. Get the view of a lifetime and take in incredible aerial views of secluded alpine lakes, spectacular waterfalls, lush rainforests, ancient glaciers, and rugged mountain peaks.
4. Food and wine tasting
If you’re looking for things to do in Queenstown that are a little more easy going, you definitely need to take advantage of the area’s local produce. Why not book in a tour and experience the boutique vineyards and stunning alpine scenery of the Central Otago region. Put your feet up and sample a variety of delectable wines from the area as you indulge in a delightful shared platter lunch of the region’s best.
5. Soak it up
A crowd favourite, and one of Queenstown’s must do activities, the Onsen Hot Pools attracts visitors from all over the globe. These new outdoor, cedar lined hot tubs are located high on a cliffside and surrounded by beautiful planting which offers privacy from fellow bathers, allowing for complete immersion. The water used comes straight from the mountain and has been infused with 100% Earth minerals. Rich in magnesium, these pools naturally cleanse the body and mind, as well as providing relief from aches and pains as you gaze out upon the magnificent Shotover River canyon.
6. Hit the road
For an authentic Queenstown adventure and to bring some spontaneity to your trip, consider picking up a rental car. A great way to explore the area on your own terms and discover an abundance of hidden gems, simply going for a drive can oftentimes fill your holiday with plenty of unexpected, memorable moments. With plenty of reliable options to choose from like Thrifty Car Rental or Hertz, we recommend hiring a Toyota Rav4 or similar model which includes airport fees and pre-booked snow chains.
Let’s plan your Queenstown adventure
Allow us to take the stress out of planning and logistics so you can get back to the enjoyment and excitement of travel. Our impressive range of holiday packages are jam-packed with all of Queenstown’s must do activities.
We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service, options and flexibility and you can trust we are ATAS accredited. With decades spent building strong relationships with our operators on the ground, you can feel confident and supported, knowing you’ll be in safe hands.