How much time should I spend in Queenstown?

17/9/2018 | Posted in Discover Queenstown

To make the most of everything Queenstown has to offer this spring and summer, we recommend taking a leisurely trip and not rushing anything; allowing yourself to take time to enjoy new surroundings and your much deserved holiday.

There’s nothing worse than feeling as though you didn't have enough time to see everything you wanted whilst on vacation. The amount of time you spend in Queenstown entirely depends on what you plan to do. However, having time and not rushing your days, allows you to not only  visit all of the premier attractions in and around Queenstown; but also to simply relax, slow down and enjoy spending time somewhere new.

When arriving in a new place it’s always a good idea to take a wander and explore your nearby surroundings. Queenstown is filled with unique shops, restaurants and bars and truly offers something for everyone. Taking a walk early on gives you a feel for this wonderful lakeside town, and allows you to check out things you may want to do in the upcoming days.

To see Queenstown from a different viewpoint, catch the Skyline Gondola. The scenic ride provides impressive views over the region and shows off the township of Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu from an entirely different perspective. Skyline provides a range of exhilarating activities for the whole group, a popular favourite being the Luge.

The adrenaline seeker and outdoor enthusiast can enjoy an extensive range of activities such as the Shotover Jet boat ride, Bungy Jumping and Sky Diving. Queenstown is home to a wide selection of incredible hikes, golf courses and is not far from the wonder of Milford Sound - an absolute must do for anyone.

For those a little less keen on the adrenaline rush, take a cruise on the TSS Earnslaw, enjoy a Wine Tour of Central Otago’s top wineries, or visit the historical sites of Arrowtown and the Kawarau Gorge bridge. More simply, take a drive in any direction and you will be sure to be greeted with a plethora of incredible camera ready views. 

Plan to schedule only one or two activities per day to ensure you’re not overloaded and have the time to simply enjoy your holiday and your company in this wonderful town.

Staysouth presents a wide range of luxury properties perfect for couples, families and friends. All our properties are spacious, modern, well-appointed and serve as a wonderful hub in the heart of Queenstown. Staysouth luxury accommodation Queenstown New Zealand allows you to enjoy the incredible range of activities on offer, or simply to relax and take in the views from your very own living room windows.