10 Must Do’s in Queenstown

Lord of the Rings magic
A trip to New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without a visit to iconic sites where Lord of the Rings and Hobbit locations were filmed. Experience nature scenery of Queenstown and Glenorchy with a scenic tour which captivated.

Discover and experience Queenstown’s five stunning golf courses in the Wakatipu region. End the day with a glass of award-winning wine from the Central Otago wine region; Gibbston, Cromwell/Pisa/Lowburn, Bannockburn, Bendigo, Wanaka and Alexandra, all producing world-class wines.

Culture and Heritage Scene
Discover Arrowtown’s amazing history and scenery by exploring the historic gold mining villages for a peek into early settler life. Visit the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown where you can delve into the incredible pioneering background of Southern Lakes. Queenstown also has a rich Maori heritage—in Maori mythology Lake Wakatipu itself was formed when the indentation left by a sleeping giant was flooded.

Crown Jewel of Queenstown
The Queenstown Botanical Gardens are on the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu, the Gardens have a variety of trails and have become a focal point for visitors who value the opportunity to relax in peaceful surroundings and enjoy the stunning lake and mountain views, ponds and old stone bridge and a beautiful pergola surrounded by established trees and lush flowerbeds.

Explore Milford Sound
The eighth wonder of the world, recently ranked as the worlds most beautiful place, the Milford Sound is a must-do for those visiting the South Island.

Dinning and Nightlife
Discover the best restaurants and bars in Queenstown. Award-winning restaurants, delicious cafes, must-visit spots, family-friendly and vegetarian options or settle in for the evening at a cosy wine bar or a friendly pub.

Adventure Capital of the World
Queenstown is one legendary town! Why? It’s so well known as the adventure capital of the world! You can’t say you’ve finished visiting Queenstown without taking in at least one of the extreme activities! Really, we have everything that the adventure seeker could ever want!

Family Fun
No trip to Queenstown is complete without a cruise across Lake Wakatipu on the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw. The ‘Lady of the Lake’ makes several trips across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak High Country Farm on the western shores. Experience rural New Zealand as you are taken on a walking tour of the farmyard. You can help feed the animals, see the sheep dogs in action and watch a sheep shearing display during the farm demonstration.

Walking and Cycling
Why not combine travelling with exercise, discover Queenstown's great walks and day tracks. A bike ride, walk or cycling tour through the greater Queenstown area takes you along the spectacular shores of two iconic lakes and the banks of three famous South Island rivers.

Wildlife encounters
Get up close to nature with a visit to Kiwi Birdlife Park, enjoy the sight and sounds of New Zealand's wildlife and bush in our 5 acre breeding sanctuary. See real kiwi, other native birds and reptiles, including the Tuatara. The Kiwi Birdlife Park is a wildlife sanctuary found in the heart of Queenstown.

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