Top 10 Queenstown activities this Winter
Queenstown is situated on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, is a major centre for snow sports in New Zealand. With people from all over the country and many parts of the world travelling to ski at the four main mountain ski fields. Cardrona, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone. If your adventurous at heart there's plenty to keep you busy and entertained.
Queenstown lies close to the centre of a small wine producting region, reputed to be the world's southernmost. The Two Paddocks vineyard is owned by actor Sam Neill. If you feel like getting out on the water the 100 year old coal fired steamer TSS Earnslaw sails on Lake Wakatipu and is a unique way to see the area. There's plenty of restaurants and bars to explore and there's nothing like taking a hot chocolate from Patagonia Chocolates while enjoying the view over the lake.
If you'd prefer to get a good view of the whole area then the Queenstown gondala is a fantastic way to have a spectacular view, stop and eat at the famous Stratosfare restaurant - and if you want you can take the luge back down.
Neighbouring historic Arrowtown features traditional architecture with lots of shops and great food to enjoy. The old fashioned sweet shop is a definate one not to miss. Arrowtown is voted the most picturesque traditional village in NZ.
Queenstown and surrounding areas are a fantastic option for keeping busy this winter. We have accumulated our best activities below for this region just for you, and don't forget you can book any of these activities on our website.
Activities we love !
1. Wanaka Wine Tours.
2. Lakeland Wanaka Jet Boat/ Jet Ski/ Kayak/ Boat Hire
3. Fishing Charters / Queenstown Fishing
4. Scenic Helicopter flights
5. Puzzling World
6. TSS Earnslaw cruise
7. Scenic Flights around Milford Sound
8. Twin Falls Canyon abseiling
9. The worlds highest cable climb
10. Horse treks in Glenorchy