Grab your camera, it’s time to take a road trip to Glenorchy. Some locations are as much about the journey as they are about the destination. And that couldn’t be truer for the journey to the small lakeside settlement of Glenorchy. Located 45 minutes west of Queenstown, Glenorchy sits quietly on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, a stone’s throw from the mouth of the Dart River.
A visit to Queenstown isn’t all about bungy jumping and ski fields. Why not go for a day cruise on the TSS Earnslaw?
Time for a road trip! This month, we’re heading to one of our favourite places in the district and one of the most fascinating pieces of Central Otago’s gold mining history; The Cardrona Hotel.
It was the toss of a coin that set in motion an incredible set of circumstances for a young Welshman named William Rees. Choosing the right side of the coin toss would see Rees go on to become the most important name in Queenstown’s history. Today, William Rees is considered the founding father of Queenstown his story is intrinsically linked with the story of Queenstown, and what it is today.
Arrowtown is a fascinating little town where history meets shopping meets dining. With stunning scenery on offer throughout the year, Arrowtown is an unbeatable day excursion. And just 20 minutes from central Queenstown, it's about as perfect as you can get.
Queenstown is renowned as a destination for world-class food and wine, a never-ending supply of adventure and adrenaline activities and more jaw-dropping scenery than you can poke a stick at.
Don’t worry about planning your holiday around monsoon season or drought season, Queenstown offers ideal holiday weather, any time of year.
Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “Do one thing each day that scares you”. If you have a niggling desire to inject some adrenaline into your life then a visit to Queenstown could be what’s needed. With a truckload of scary, amazing, thrilling activities on offer, a visit to Queenstown is the perfect opportunity to tick a few items off the bucket list.
Unfortunately occasionally it rains in Queenstown. but don't worry - we have you covered with this guide of things to do on rainy days in Queenstown.
Milford Sound… what can we say. Its raw natural beauty has inspired poets, painters and authors. Visitors travel from all of over the world to witness its staggering beauty on a clear day and its mystical eeriness on a rainy day. Fiordland’s unique wildlife delights any visitor who cruises the deep, dark body of water carved by ancient glaciers. It’s widely agreed that Milford Sound is the most spectacular fiord environment in the southern hemisphere.