5 must do activities in Queenstown

5 must do activities in Queenstown

Woman silhouette at sunset on the mountain. New Zealand

From heart pumping action to natural experiences, relaxation and family-friendly fun, it’s Queenstown’s diversity that makes it one of the most sought after holiday destinations in New Zealand.

There are endless things to see and do in New Zealand’s adventure capital, but we’ve picked out the Top 5 must-do’s to get a taste of all the lakeside town has to offer.

1. See the Skyline

Located just 5 minutes from the town centre, the scenic Skyline Gondola ride takes you 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak. As you arrive at the top, 220 degree views of the town below, The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Walter and Cecil Peak await. Before heading back down, be sure to jump in the driver’s seat and zoom down the mountain on a luge – a fun thrill for all ages.

01. Skyline

2. Visit the ‘Valley of the Vines’

The wineries in Queenstown and the nearby town of Gibbston are renowned for producing some of the globe’s best Pinot Noir. With 80 wineries within 40 minutes of Queenstown’s town centre, there is no shortage of cellar doors to explore and world class drops to taste. Members Love: Amisfield is Queenstown’s premier winery and doesn’t only serve up a five star view, but a glass of Pinot to match. Experience New Zealand on a plate with the region’s best produce on show. 10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Frankton, Queenstown. amisfield.co.nz

02. Valley of Wines

3. High Thrill Adventure

Experience Queenstown’s untouched wilderness as you drift around corners, skim over 10cm of water and squeeze through narrow canals on a jet boat. There is no better way to sightsee the historic Skippers Canyon, Kawarau River and Shotover River as you reach speeds of up to 85km per hour. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, you’ve definitely come to the right place, with no surprises why Queenstown has been dubbed the ‘Global Adventure Capital’.

scenic of Kawarau bridge, New Zealand

4. Hit the slopes

Remarkable by name and remarkable by nature – if you find yourself in Queenstown during winter and on the hunt for some snow adventure, The Remarkables is among the best. The Southern Alps cater to all skiers and snowboarders, from the seasoned professionals to beginners. If you prefer a different kind of fun, jump aboard a snow mobile, hire a toboggan or take a ride up the Alta chair lift and enjoy a warming brew at the outdoor Ice Bar, the ‘coolest’ bar experience you’ll ever have.

The Remarkables Ski Area Queenstown New Zealand

5. A Natural Playground

It wouldn’t be a trip to New Zealand without immersing yourself in one of its biggest highlights, its natural beauty. One of the best ways to explore and experience the scenery is on foot, with a walk or hike. The Queenstown Trail network offers 110km walks for every age and fitness level. Follow untouched rivers, mountain ranges and lakes as well as passing by some of Queenstown’s most iconic activities including bungy jumping, wine tastings and jet boating. Members Love: For a family-friendly stroll, the Arawata Track guarantees beautiful flora and fauna along a trail the whole group can enjoy and conquer. The walk promises gentle rises and spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding cliffs. Access the track at 45 Arawata Terrace, Sunshine Bay.

05. Queenstown Playground

Is Queenstown on your bucket list? Book your escape today at one of our Classic Managed Resorts with Club Pacific Queenstown, Queenstown Mews, and Ridge Resort all just a stone’s throw from all the action.

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