Although Queenstown is known by most as the Adventure capital of New Zealand, its pure lake and alpine setting is also the perfect environment to reset, relax and rejuvenate. Immerse yourself in nature or sink into a private hot pool, whatever your relaxation needs Queenstown has it all.
We have put together a few suggestions of our favourite ways to relax while still getting the chance to experience a treat unique to Queenstown.
Sink into your own private hot pool/jacuzzi and enjoy some Whittakers chocolate paired with a Central Otago Pinot as you take in the beautiful snow-capped mountains. Onsen hot pools are located a short 15minute drive from downtown Queenstown and each pool opens up to overlook uninterrupted views of the Shotover Canyon and its surrounding mountains.
Queenstown is a place of adventure and adrenaline, so what better way to end a fast-paced day than to treat yourself (and your aching muscles) to a relaxing massage or spa treatment. Swedish massage? Sports massage? Thai massage? Queenstown’s experienced therapists can offer all and more.
What better way to reset and experience the serenity of this pure lake and alpine town then to immerse yourself in nature and ride horseback through the mountains. With several operators around Queenstown travel to middle earth and ride the same untouched paths that were walked in Lord of the Rings, or take a scenic ride around Moke Lake. No matter your skill level this is an option for the whole family and the experienced guides will make sure you are paired with the perfect horse for your ability.