Trip Experiences

PLENTY TO SEE AND DO

World-renowned for its adventure, Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adrenaline based activities.

Queenstown has four distinctive seasons. So much to do and so much to see. World-renowned for its adventure, Queenstown is home to a huge choice of adrenaline based activities and Pounamu Apartments have some extra special offers so you can enjoy Queenstown in any season.

There is plenty to do in Queenstown if you enjoy the great outdoors, superb food and wine, and a more relaxed pace. Families have lots to choose from on land, lake or in the air, and if you love skiing, snowboarding, golf, biking, walking, sailing and fishing you will love Queenstown.

The area has captured hearts and imaginations since the first Maori came in search of Pounamu (greenstone) and the giant Moa bird. More recently, gold miners, adventurers, filmmakers, wine enthusiasts, Hollywood stars and US Presidents have been drawn to this magical region and its intense alpine energy.

There’s definitely much more to Queenstown than just the town hub. Due to its close proximity to surrounding regions of the Wanaka, Central Otago and Te Anau – each with its own unique character and charm—simply by hopping into a car for a fulfilling self-drive experience, or travelling on the convenient flight or bus tour.

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Day Trips and Excursions

Queenstown has so much to do and discover, you could easily spend all your time here, but if you are looking for day trips in the surrounding areas, here are a few great options.

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Day Trips and Excursions

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Winter Skiing

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Winter Skiing

Queenstown is within easy access to four resorts for all the snow lovers. Experience world-class ski resorts, the four ski areas offer varied unique character with the most spectacular alpine scenery. Queenstown has earned itself a reputation as the most renowned of destinations for winter holidays for families, couples and groups of friends. The season starts in early June, with mountain resorts welcoming the perfect riding conditions. The closest just 20 minutes' drive from town centre.

For information on local conditions, snow reports and forecasts see https://www.snowhq.com/nz/queenstown-and-wanaka

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Walking & Cycle Trails

Start planning your walking or cycling adventure in Queenstown. Queenstown offers a wide range of walking and cycling tracks and trails that explore different parts of the region, including Ben Lomond, Queenstown Hill, Glenorchy. Pounamu Apartments are within easy reach for a day trip or full day expedition. We have Frankton Arm Walkway right on our doorstep, a local favourite, this lakeside walk, cycle track has great views of the lake and mountains.

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Walking & Cycle Trails

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Cultural and Theme Tours

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Cultural and Theme Tours

Queenstown renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s rich cultural heritage. Queenstown offers a range of Cultural and Maori Tours as well as Themed Tours.

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Spa and Wellness

Discover beauty and wellness activities in Queenstown, from retreats to day spas. Pamper your body, indulge in some of the best spa and wellness retreats to relax body and mind, in Queenstown.

Queenstown is the perfect destination to escape to for a wide range of health, beauty and wellness services for visitors.

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Spa and Wellness

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Farmers Markets

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Farmers Markets

There are several regular markets which take place in Queenstown Region. When it comes to farmers markets, the Queenstown region knows how to delight. Arts and crafts, a variety of fresh, local produce from the region, live music, local artists displaying their wares. In fact, here are some of the very best in the district to showcase what awaits all passing visitors.

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Wineries

Queenstown is the gateway to the Central Otago region where you'll find 200 vineyards within a 40 minute drive of the town centre. The Central Otago wine region is made up of six sub-regions; Gibbston, Cromwell/Pisa/Lowburn, Bannockburn, Bendigo, Wanaka and Alexandra, all producing world-class wines.

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Wineries

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Golf

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Golf

Start planning your golfing adventure in Queenstown. Queenstown’s is the golfing destination! Home to four golf courses, all within a 45 minute drive providing year-round golfing and some of the most spectacular scenery.

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Cafes, Restaurants and Bistros

Thinking of dining out in Queenstown? With over 150 restaurants and eateries in just one small place, there is a lot of choose from with everything from fine dining restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, family-friendly eateries to boutique dessert diners.

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Cafes, Restaurants and Bistros

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Sightseeing

Sightseeing

Queenstown sightseeing tours and activities are an ideal way to take in the region’s breath-taking natural beauty. Sightseeing activities to suit every style of traveller. Queenstown offers the perfect setting for adventure, relaxation and fun all year round. Take in Queenstown's stunning views from the land, air or water. You can embark on a leisurely boat cruise, a thrilling jet boat ride ... enjoy a relaxing canoeing or kayaking trip down a pristine river, enjoy a leisurely lunch at winery.

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