Experience Queenstown in summer like a Kiwi

9/11/2016 | Posted in Discover Queenstown

Although Queenstown is a great year-round holiday destination appropriate no matter the season, kiwi’s sure know how to do Summer well! With the obvious selling point of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown makes for a pretty sweet summer and we have put together a few pointers on how to enjoy the most Kiwi Summer ever!

Rope Swings

We don’t know why but for some reason us kiwis seem to be compelled to jump, swing or fling ourselves off something. Whether it be attached to a glorified elastic band or into the water it doesn’t get much more kiwi than this. For a great rope swing head down to Lake Hayes! 

Fish & Chips

A kiwi staple year round, but even more so in summer! Throw on your janadals, head to Eric’s Fish & Chips to pick up your order and take it down to the lake to enjoy lakeside. Don’t forget the tomato sauce and a loaf of bread to make chip butty’s.


A summer BBQ alongside Lake Wakatipu is a must do! If you are travelling through and don’t have access to a BBQ, fear not! Along the Lake Esplanade you will find built in BBQ’s free for anyone’s use, just make sure to clean up after.

Water Sports & Boating

A kiwi summer wouldn’t be complete without some time spent on the water! Whether it be swimming, biscuiting, water skiing, wake boarding or fishing there’s nothing more we love than a water activity on a hot summers day.