The Queenstown Winter Festival is a highlight on both visitors and locals calendar. It is a time when everyone mixes together to celebrate the sort of official beginning of the ski season and all things winter. The festival runs for a week with loads of different activities and events - too many to make in one year. So here is our little local guide to the some of our favourite events.
They tell us breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So, before you rush out the door and jump headfirst into all that Queenstown has to offer, take time to plan your first stop. Breakfast! If you’re heading out for a day of adventure and sightseeing you’re going to need as much sustenance as possible! Let us share some of our favourite spots for fuelling up.
Are you hanging out for the 2017 ski season as much as we are? Just can't wait.
There’s only one thing better than a movie at Dorothy Brown’s, and that’s a drink at the Blue Door beforehand. But for the first-time visitor to Arrowtown’s much-loved boutique cinema, the real challenge is knowing where to find these elusive venues.
Every day, an endless stream of domestic and international flights touches down at Queenstown International Airport. So, what do all those visitors do when they step off the plane and out of the airport? What are the transport options for getting around Queenstown?
It’s no surprise that Milford Sound is top of the to-do list for most visitors to the South Island. And while Doubtful Sound may not be as famous as Milford, it is on the wishlist for many intrepid travellers. So the question we are often asked is which one is best.
The simple answer is, they are both spectacular and it’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed by your choice. But there are a few things you should know that might make the decision easier.
There’s golf... and then there’s golf in Queenstown. There aren’t too many places on the planet that offer the opportunity to go 18 holes with a backdrop that will take your breathaway. So, if you’re looking for a game of golf that will knock your socks off, you'll find it in Queenstown.
There are some occasions when only a cocktail will do. With million dollar views and world-class bars and restaurants, Queenstown is the perfect place to indulge in a brightly coloured drink from a fancy glass. So, for the times when a glass of wine just won’t cut it, here are some of the best places in Queenstown to enjoy a cocktail ...or two (we’re not counting).
Visiting Queenstown this summer?
Make sure you catch some live music while you're here. Between now and March, you can catch live music around the district whether you're into classical, Kiwi dub or festivals. Celebrate the sunshine with an impressive line-up of music events in Queenstown.
Water activities on Lake Wakatipu
Lake Wakatipu is a cold lake. And if you don’t believe us, try taking a dip! The water temperature sits at a steady 11-13°C year round and while those temperatures may not be conducive to getting IN the water; there’s no excuse to not get ON the water. With so many water activities on offer in Queenstown, don’t leave town until you’ve had a Lake Wakatipu experience.