Queenstown Travel Guides - Category: Day trips

Scenery Worthy Of The Big Screen: Movies Made In Queenstown

Unless you were living under a rock in the early 2000s, you probably heard of a movie franchise called The Lord of The Rings. Movies made in Queenstown.

Queenstown Road Trip: Glenorchy

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.

The Historic Lady Of The Lake: Queenstown’s TSS Earnslaw

A visit to Queenstown isn’t all about bungy jumping and ski fields. Why not go for a day cruise on the TSS Earnslaw?

Road Trip: Cardrona Hotel

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.

Arrowtown: What’s on Offer

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.

Milford Sound: What to expect

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.

Walking in the Wakatipu: our pick of Queenstown’s best day walks

Looking to stretch your legs and get out for a day walk around Queenstown?

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