Explore wineries, epic film locations, adventure activities or spoil yourself with a trip to a spa. Check out the top 8 experiences in Queenstown.
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 the the perfect hiking or cycling trail in Queenstown. One of the must-do experiences is the Queenstown Cycle Trail which takes you past the spectacular scenery to the gold rush era Arrowtown, the iconic Kawarau bridge bungy jump and past a variety of cafes and wineries in Gibbston.
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 - the best small museum in New Zealand, a preserved gold rush village, an international golf course, 4WD scenic tours and is the centre for most walking and cycling tracks in the Wakatipu.
Gibbston Valley is located just 20 minutes from Queenstown and is home to a range of vineyards, restaurants and cafes. Hire a bicycle to explore this beautiful region, taking time to explore the vineyards, meet the winemakers, taste award winning Central Otago Pinot Noir and explore New Zealand's largest Wine Cave.
Scenic flights are an excellent way to enjoy the natural splendour of Queenstown. A light plane or helicopter is the perfect way to take your New Zealand holiday to the next level as you admire lush grasslands, tussocks, vast lakes and snow-capped mountains from your vantage seat.
45 minutes from Queenstown is beautiful Glenorchy. Set against a background of native beech forest and towering mountain ranges, it is home to filming locations from The Lord of the Rings, including Isengard, Amon Hen, Lothlorien Forest, The Misty Mountains and Ithilien.