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5 Reasons to spend Spring in Queenstown


croppedimage960390 Walking down Lake Esplanade in spring

Queenstown is renowned as an ideal winter destination with tourists coming from all over to experience our world class ski slopes and captivating lake and mountain settings, and it’s not hard to see why. BUT what people don’t know is Spring is the best season to visit Queenstown, where you will get the best of both worlds (summer and winter).

We have put together 5 reasons why Queenstown should be at the top of your must-visit list this spring.

Bluebird Days on the mountain:

The beginning of Spring welcomes warmer temperatures which only make days up the mountain even more irresistible. With the Queenstown ski season generally going right through to early October experiencing the mountain scene in spring is a must! The warmer temperatures bring with them softer snow and bluebird days, no dorky thermals necessary!

Longer days

While Queenstown is generally done at full pace, with longer days/ daylight hours there is no rush. You can start your morning up the mountain and end your day with an afternoon round of golf, fitting more of the countless activities Queenstown has to offer into one day.

Biking & Hiking

Biking and Hiking trails that are closed over winter, open and welcome travellers to experience Queenstown’s diverse geography and alpine settings. Whether it be an adrenaline ride down the Skyline hill bike trail or a weekend walk taking you deep into Queenstown’s untouched back country.

Al Fresco Dining

The warmer temperatures that spring brings mean Queenstown’s local restaurants begin to open their doors and spread outside for Al Fresco Dining. In true kiwi style maybe get some fish n chips head to Queenstown Bay and enjoy your dinner Al Fresco style while watching the sunset over Lake Wakatipu.  

Queenstown Blossom

Take a walk and enjoy the changing temperatures, colours and scents as winter makes way for spring and Queenstown comes into bloom. Head to the Queenstown Gardens considered the “crown jewel of Queenstown reserves” and enjoy the sights and smells of Spring.

With award winning food and wine, amazing cultural and spectacular adventures to be had, there is no reason why Queenstown shouldn’t be your Spring holiday destination. What are you waiting for!

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