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What to do in Queenstown if you aren’t here for the snow


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Although most travellers who flock to Queenstown in winter are generally here for the renowned slopes, there are plenty of other activities for those not that way inclined!

Queenstown has become known and is often referred to as New Zealand’s adventure capital and aptly so! Although it is winter you will find that the majority of the activities/tours available in summer are still operating right through winter.

We have put together a few of our favourites things to do during winter if we aren’t hitting the slopes:

Onsen Hot Pools

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.

Hot Air Ballooning

If it’s the gentler pursuits that get you excited, why not experience Queenstown’s famous views from above as you rise to altitudes of 6000ft with Sunrise Balloons. With flights operating all year round (weather permitting) you can fly no matter the season!

Scenic Heli Flight

Take a scenic flight over Queenstown, Middle Earth (for those Lord of the Rings fans), Milford Sound, Mt Aspiring & Fiordland National Park and experience the stunning alpine scenery by air. Experience the thrill of an alpine landing or land on the glaciers deep within the secluded ranges.

Bungy Jump

Queenstown is home to the Bungy so why not throw yourself off one of our 3 ledges here, attached only to what is essentially a large rubber band! Ranging from the original commercial bungy standing a small 43m above the Kawarau river to the Nevis Bungy hanging an intimidating 134m above the Nevis river we have you covered.

Wine Tasting

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! 


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