Although Queenstown is usually done at full speed, it is equally good when you slow it down and take the time to relax and appreciate the natural beauty Queenstown has to offer - and we have the perfect list of activities to do just that!
Queenstown is home to a diverse range of walking and hiking trails suitable for all levels and ages. The regions picturesque landscapes make for perfect scenic walks, some starting right in Queenstown. Then there is the iconic Fiordland and Mount Aspiring national parks where you will find plenty of walks of varying degrees including the infamous Milford track.
If it’s the gentler pursuits you are after why not experience Queenstown’s famous views from above. The balloons carry a maximum of 16 customers and have flights going all year round (weather permitting) so you are able to fly no matter the season. Take in the stunning panoramic views as you rise to altitudes of 6000ft with the wind determining your course.
No trip to Queenstown/Central Otago is complete without visiting one of our local wineries. Showcasing some of New Zealand’s best wines and home to famous wineries such as Mt Difficulty and Bannockburn, whether you are a wine connoisseur or merely an enthusiast it will be an afternoon well spent. If you are a little less interested in the wine and more focussed on the food and setting, then the internationally acclaimed cuisine at Amisfield is a must!
Relax with a cheese board and a Central Otago Pinot as you take in the beautiful snow-capped mountains while bathing in your own private hot tub. Onsen Hot Pools are located just a short 15minute drive on the outskirts of Queenstown, and enjoy uninterrupted views across the Shotover Canyon.
If fishing is what floats your boat Queenstown offers various spots for fly fishing, spinning, trolling and drift fishing and our experienced local fisherman will help you end your day with a fish in hand. Queenstown fishing offer charters and guided fly fishing experiences with the best backdrops on Lake Wakatipu, Wanaka and Hawea as well as the renowned rivers the Southern Lakes Region has to offer.