Queenstown is home to over 30,000. A little town that has the most beautiful mountain range views with the city overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown offers terrific local food, fantastic scenery as well as exhilarating activities. This guide of Queenstown will give you an idea of what Queenstown has on offer.
Surrounding Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu allows you to create your adventures such as swimming, sailing, and other possible water activities.
Explore Queenstown from the sky Scenic flights that take you over the mountain ranges, lakes and forests. Here are a few spots to look out for Skippers Canyon, Coronet Peak, Kawarau Gorge and Shotover River.
The Kiwi Birdlife Park can be found close to the Skyline Queenstown. This park is not only home to many kiwis but over 10,000 birds as well as native fauna and flora. You will have to chance to expand your knowledge of learning about the rich Maori history and culture.
Are you interested in Maori mythology? The Underwater Observatory is 291 sq kilometres and not only will enrich your knowledge of the Maori Mythology and history, but you will also be able to observe eels, ducks and trout.
This resort town offers superb hiking spots and wineries surrounding the city—boasting beautiful Lakes, glaciers, and incredible mountains. Spend the day at the Mount Aspiring National Park and then enjoy a sculpture gallery and maze at Puzzling World.
Infamous Milford Sound is a must. Know for its penguins, rainforests, waterfalls, dolphins and sea colonies. Take a bus trip that leaving early as 6 am and returns at 7 pm the evening. You also have a closer option which is Te Anau, offering plenty of shorter trips.
Shotover Canyon offers the most memorable jet boat experiences. Riding along the river that is surrounded by the canyon boasting beautiful scenic views. Jetboat rides can reach a heart-racing
speed of 80km/h, so it’s not for the faint heart.
The Skyline Gondola route is up to the mountain allowing for some breathtaking views. Just five minutes from town, top off and enjoy a bite at the restaurant to take in one of the best views of Queenstown.
Ben Lomond offers the most spectacular views of Queenstown from the highest point. Take a hike up Ben Lomond, although it can be challenging and steep as well as quite a lengthy walk, it’s well worth it.
Moke Lake is about 30 minutes outside of Queenstown. A beautiful and tranquil mountain view experience. Giving you time for swimming and fishing in the lake.
Lake Hayes is only 15 minutes from Queenstown and gives you the time to relax and enjoy the beauty that Lake Hayes has to offer. Lake Hayes attracts a lot of cyclists, runners and hikers. It also makes a beautiful spot for family BBQ’s, a swim, fish or even a kayak.
Getting around Queenstown
There are plenty of ways to move in and around Queenstown and below are a few options.
Bus – The bus can take you anywhere around Queenstown for a $5 one way ticket, or you have the option of purchasing a GoCard which you can continuously top-up. Rideshare –Queenstown has Uber on offer. Prices will vary depending on your destination. Bicycle – You can rent a bike for the day if you want to
experience the beautiful views and stop-offs along the way. This can cost up to &35 per day all depending on your activities and needs. Renting a Car – You have a car rental option for the day, weekend
or week depending on your booked stay. This can range between $ 56 and $62 per day.
When to book your adventure in Queenstown
The best time to book a trip would be Summer, which is from December through to February.
Unpredictable weather is around Spring and Autumn, so book wisely. Winter is between June and August, so if you are looking for more of a cooler adventure, this would be the time to book.