Explore wineries, adventure activities or take a moment to relax with a trip to a hot pool. Check out the top experiences in Queenstown and Wānaka.
Explore the Queenstown Skyline
Enjoy an iconic Queenstown experience and take the Gondola up Bob's Peak, high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. From the top enjoy panoramic views of the Southern Alps and across Lake Wakatipu.
Whether you’re looking for easy scenic tracks or backcountry trails you will find plenty of hiking trails in Queenstown and Wanaka. With spectacular scenery around every corner, take a moment to embrace Mother Nature and explore!
Visit historic and picturesque Arrowtown
Situated on the banks of Arrow River is historic Arrowtown, established during the gold rush of the 1860s and still a vibrant town centre today. Only 20 minutes from Queenstown, this picturesque destination is home to the Lakes District Museum(opens in new window) - the best small museum in New Zealand, a preserved gold rush village, an international golf course and an abundance of cafes, restaurants and shops.
Unwind and take a moment to relax
Soak in a hot pool(opens in new window) with a spectacular view and relax your tired muscles after a full day up the mountain. Alternatively, indulge in some retail therapy or enjoy a long lunch in Queenstown and Wanaka's town centres.
Taste Central Otago's stunning Pinot Noir
The Central Otago region is well known for its stunning Pinot Noir and there are plenty of wineries to choose from all within a short drive from Wanaka and Queenstown. Situated on the shores of Lake Wanaka, Rippon is home to some of the region's oldest vines and most distinct wines. Wine tastings and sales are available in the Cellar Door at the Rippon Hall.