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If you are planning a girls weekend, a romantic break or just fancy a bit of pampering, these are our top tips for a luxurious trip that won’t break the bank!
A day spent travelling round the stunning vineyards of Central Otago, sampling boutique pinot noir and sharing platters of local cheeses is definitely a must. Most wineries offer inexpensive tasting sessions and if you prefer you can join a day tour, which will introduce you to the hidden gems of this award-winning region.
Both Gibbston Valley and Bannockburn regions are easily accessible from Queenstown. Pick up a self drive wine trail map from any information centre or tour with the experts, Queenstown Wine Trails or Appellation Wine Tours from as little as $135pp.
Nothing can be more luxurious than gazing up at the stars while relaxing in a private cedar hot tub. Onsen Hot Pools offers a unique indoor/outdoor hot pool experience with prices from just $32 pp.
Situated just outside of Queenstown in Arthurs Point and overlooking the Shotover River, the hot pools are the perfect way to treat yourself to a little indulgence.
Exquisite food should always be part of a luxurious break. Our tip is Skyline Queenstown's spectacular nightly gourmet buffet. Situated at the top of the Gondola with stunning views across Queenstown, you can enjoy divine cocktails at the bar before sampling their mouth-watering six course menu. Finish a perfect evening with a stargazing tour of one of the clearest skies in the Southern Hemisphere. Heaven!
Prices from $110pp includes scenic Gondola ride, dining and stargazing experience.
Imagine standing high on the mountain tops sipping on a glass of bubbles while taking in the views. Sound good? It's an absolute must do for the ultimate "treat yourself" occasion.
Queenstown is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers and world heritage wilderness, so nothing can beat a scenic flight or helicopter trip to truly take in the scenery. Both The Helicopter Line and Air Fiordland offer trips to suit your dreams and your pocket.
Escape to Blue Peaks Apartments, a 4 star + Qualmark rated luxury accommodation. Located in the heart of Queenstown yet situated on a quiet tree lined street, they are the perfect example of affordable luxury. With two or three bedrooms, two bathrooms and sleeping up to 7 people, prices start from just $65 per person, per night.
So, what are you waiting for? Allow yourself to experience a relaxing Queenstown escape at any time of the year.
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