Always looking just around the bend for your next adventure? Look no further. Queenstown is the perfect place to start your New Zealand getaway. Seriously, it’s even on a bend of Lake Wakatipu. Hugging a narrow strip of land between the lake and Ben Lomond Mountain, this resort town has everything you need to enjoy both.
Even though it’s the size of a small town, Queenstown has enough energy to be a city. Get lost among cosmopolitan restaurants, dozens of foreign accents and world-class golf courses. You’ll even get more views than you can point a camera at, plus the chance to take on a whopping 220 different adventure sports. Good thing we have so many Queenstown holiday packages so you can try them all, huh?
Start with more sedate activities, like skiing and jet boating. Then ease on into the hard stuff like paragliding, bungee jumping and skydiving. What? Too much? No worries. There’s plenty more to do that won’t leave you hooked on adrenaline. How about some relaxing fly fishing and six whole golf courses? This place is also a backpacker’s paradise, so lace up your boots and take a hike! Climb mountains for stunning views or hug the shore to see what the next curve will reveal.
If nothing else, holidays to Queenstown are about choosing your own adventure. So go get yours!
All this adventuring can really make a traveller chow down. Good thing there are plenty of delectable eats around town in the form of artisanal kitchens, family-friendly diners, and classy cafes. Even better, wash it down with a famous glass (or three) of Central Otago Pinot Noir…or another varietal from one of the more than 200 local vineyards. Walk it off downtown before retiring for the night—the accommodation you scored when you booked one of our Queenstown packages will help you recharge for your next adventure.
So what’s next? There’s no need to confine Queenstown holidays to just, well, Queenstown. There’s a whole lot more to see here! Head up Ben Lomond Mountain for some of the best stargazing your peepers will ever get. Follow Gorge Road up to Arthur’s Point to check out the twisty Shotover River. Or cross the Frankton Arm of Lake Wakatipu. On this side, you can stroll through Jardine Park, gaze up at the snowy peaks of Double Cone Mountain, or follow the Kawarau River toward Lake Hayes. It’s easy to explore the areas around Queenstownwith our Queenstown car hire options.
We know after just one taste of Queenstown, you’ll want to take a big sloppy bite out New Zealand. So sure, start with our Queensland package deals. They’re like the gateway drug of kiwi travel. Pretty soon you’ll be hooked and only our Auckland holiday packages will do. Who knows? Maybe you’ll have to visit Antarctica next. When you book with Wotif, you can feed your addiction to getaways without breaking the bank. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!