Planning your itinerary for a golfing holiday in Queenstown? We’ve compiled a list of 10 must-do experiences during your stay.

Sample Central Otago's finest

After a day of golf, indulge your senses at some of Central Otago’s finest wineries. This region is famous for stunning Pinot Noir, so why not stop in for a tasting at Gibbston Valley Winery or Amisfield Bistro and Winery(opens in new window); you may just stay for lunch.  


A sense of adventure

For something more action packed, jump in a jet boat, and feel the power of the water as you negotiate a 360-degree spin on Queenstown’s spectacular Shotover River. 

Take a step back

Give yourself time to relax and take in New Zealand's beauty. Treat yourself to a luxurious spa at the multi award-winning Spa at Millbrook, or soak the day away at Onsen Hot Pools.

Day trip to Paradise

Paradise - a real place at the end of the Queenstown - Glenorchy road in New Zealand's Southern Lakes region, set the scene for Beorn's House in the The Hobbit Trilogy. 

Play the best of Queenstown 

Set in one of New Zealand's most historic and scenic regions, the picturesque Arrowtown Golf Club offers a rustic rocky mountain setting for a round of golf or try Queenstown Golf Club, situated in an amphitheatre of the Remarkables mountain range. Alternatively, visit the cafes and restaurants in Arrowtown.  

Take to the skies

Seeing New Zealand from above is an essential experience. Take a trip up Bob's Peak on the Skyline Gondola, or go even higher on a scenic heli flight. An aerial sight-seeing trip will reveal the immense Southern Alps and the diverse landscapes of the Queenstown region. 

Experience exhilarating Jack's Point 

Just 15 minutes drive from downtown Queenstown, located beneath the Remarkables mountain range on the edge of beautiful Lake Whakatipu, the spectacular Jack's Point Golf course winds its way through a variety of schist outcrops, native wetland and bush areas.  

Visit lively Wanaka

The epic drive over the Crown Range takes you to Wanaka; the perfect place to enjoy water activities, cycling, hiking and food & wine. With it's picture-perfect location and easy access to the outdoors, the 1 hour drive from Queenstown is just right for a day trip.   

Experience fine Kiwi hospitality

Retreat to one of the country's award-winning luxury lodges, many of which are located in close proximity to Queenstown. Warm hospitable hosts will ensure outstanding experiences, delivered with the relaxed, genuine approach for which New Zealand is known. 

Sample the local fare

Golfers will find an abundance of fine dining options in Queenstown, with something to suit every palette. Dine beside an alpine lake with snow-capped mountains as a backdrop and enjoy a local dish of New Zealand lamb or duck as you savour full-bodied Pinot Noir. 

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