Queenstown, located on the shores of stunning Lake Wakatipu, is a historic town with a rich cultural heritage. The area was first explored by the Maori people before being discovered by European settlers in the 1860s. Since then, Queenstown has grown into a thriving tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world with its… Continue reading Discovering the Beauty and Adventure of Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, located in the heart of the South Island of New Zealand, has a rich history when it comes to hotels. From humble beginnings to the luxurious resorts of today, the evolution of hotels in Queenstown has been an interesting one. The first hotels in Queenstown were simple, wooden structures built to accommodate the influx… Continue reading An quick look at the history and evolution of hotels in Queenstown NZ
Queenstown is a stunning destination known for its natural beauty, adventure activities, and world-class accommodations. But, with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to find the perfect spot for a romantic getaway. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to some of Queenstown’s hidden gems – the most intimate and romantic… Continue reading Queenstown’s hidden gems: Uncovering the most intimate and romantic accommodation
Are you and your significant other planning a romantic getaway to Queenstown? Well, you’re in for a treat because this place is jam-packed with some of the most beautiful views and delicious grub you’ll ever lay your eyes and taste buds on. But let’s be real, a romantic dinner is a must-do when you’re on… Continue reading The most romantic restaurants in Queenstown: A guide to the perfect dining experience for couples
Queenstown is a picturesque town located in the heart of New Zealand’s South Island, known for its stunning natural beauty, adventure activities, and world-class accommodations. It’s no wonder that it has become a popular destination for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Whether you’re planning a honeymoon, anniversary, or just a special trip with your… Continue reading A romantic guide to Queenstown: How to plan the perfect couples’ trip”
Queenstown, New Zealand is a top destination for families, offering a wide range of activities and experiences that are sure to delight children of all ages. Whether you’re traveling with young children or teenagers, Queenstown has something for everyone. For families with young children, Queenstown offers a wealth of activities that are both fun and… Continue reading Queenstown: The Ultimate Family Holiday Destination in New Zealand
When choosing a 5-star luxury hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand, there are a number of important factors to consider. Here are ten things to look for when making your decision: Choosing the right 5-star luxury hotel in Queenstown can make all the difference to your vacation. By considering all the factors outlined above, you’ll be… Continue reading 10 Factors to Consider When Choosing a 5-Star Luxury Hotel in Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown, New Zealand is a top destination for luxury travelers, offering a wide range of upscale experiences that will make your trip unforgettable. From adventure activities to gourmet dining and indulgent spa treatments, here are ten of the best luxury experiences in Queenstown: Queenstown offers a wide range of luxury experiences that will make your… Continue reading Unforgettable Luxury Experiences in Queenstown, New Zealand: A Guide
Welcome to Queenstown, New Zealand’s prime destination for couples seeking a mix of tranquillity, beauty, and adventure. As the ultimate lovebirds’ retreat, this town is the perfect setting for an unforgettable romantic getaway. Whether you’re celebrating a steamy honeymoon, planning a passionate escapade, or sneaking away for a naughty weekend, Queenstown has you covered. Nestled… Continue reading Romantic Things To Do in Queenstown
Kawarau Zipline is run by AJ Hackett at the Kawarau Bridge Bungy site. It’s an impressive and well organised location with excellent space for spectators to watch both the Zipline and the bungy jumping. The Zipline here isn’t a tour it’s just a quick adrenaline ride. It’s great for younger kids or anyone who wants… Continue reading Kawarau Zipline
Ziptrek Ecotours is Queenstown’s original Zipline Tour. It’s located right in town, the tour starts at the top of the Gondola. They offer a range of tours. Kea Tour The Kea Tour is $199 for Adults and $149 for Kids. It includes 6 ziplines one of which is the world’s steepest. The tour takes 2.5… Continue reading Ziptrek Ecotours Zipline
If you’re to chicken Bungy Jump the a Zipline might be just the thing. It’s great fun and a real adrenaline rush, but nowhere near as terrifying as a bungy or a skydive. Ziplines are great for families with kids in 10-15 age group that are looking for an adrenaline rush.
Paradise Ziplines is a very scenic one hour drive from Queenstown near Glenorchy. The Paradise Zipline tour is the best value zipline tour in Queenstown. It’s a little cheaper than Ziptrek and you get to do 8 ziplines instead of 6. I really like Paradise Ziplines for the interesting terrain.You are zipping down river valleys… Continue reading Paradise Zipline
You can’t visit Queenstown and not do a bungy jump. Afterall, Queenstown is the spiritual home of bungy. Actually invented in England by Oxford University dangerous sports club, but the first commercial jump operation was opened in Queenstown by AJ Hackett and they are still at it.
Queenstown’s Highest Bungy Nevis is the highest bungy in New Zealand, at 134 metres, which gives you 8.5 seconds of free fall. You jump from a platform suspended on cables high over the Shotover River. And it’s really, really high. You can’t drive to this bungy jump they have a bus that takes you there… Continue reading Nevis Bungy Queenstown
The original bungy. Not just Queenstown’s first, it’s actually the world’s first commercial bungy jumping site. It’s also got a great zipline which is perfect for kids to young to throw off a bridge. At 43m it’s not the highest bungy in town, not even close but it’s still great fun, and you can wear… Continue reading Kawarau Bungy Queenstown
Ledge Bungy is the Bungy with the best view. Quite possibly the best view in the world actually. It’s located on a platform at the top of the Skyline Gondola which is a must do for any visitor to Queenstown. At 47 metres it’s not the highest, less than 1/2 Nevis bungy. But it feels… Continue reading Ledge Bungy Queenstown
Visit Wanaka Farmers Market The Wanaka Farmers Market is great for foodies of all ages. It’s held every Thursday and runs from 3 PM till 6. Best of all, the Wanaka Farmers Market runs year-round. So you can get your organic, heirloom vegetables straight from the grower even in the dead of winter. Unless of… Continue reading Wanaka Farmers Market
The Carlin Boutique Hotel is billed as Queenstown’s first 6-star hotel. It certainly is luxurious, with your every whim attended to. Suites are spectacular with expansive decks, outdoor dining, and private hot tubs. The views are stunning from every room of this elevated site.
Take a Self Guided Queenstown Gardens Tour The Queenstown Gardens are on the lakefront, a short walk from central Queenstown. They’re a popular place for both locals and tourists from the hotels nearby to relax. The views of Lake Wakatipu are stunning. There’s a path that follows the lakefront around the gardens, which every visitor… Continue reading Tour Queenstown Gardens
Holiday Inn Queenstown Remarkables Park will open for business in Q1 2022. This will be the nicest hotel near Queenstown Airport when it opens. It’s big too, offering 182 rooms including 6 suites. While a standard King room is under $200 a night the suites are targeted at a the upper end of the market and are well over $400 per night.
Regardless of your age or propensity for adventure, you have to go up the Skyline Gondola when you visit Queenstown. It’s a little terrifying if you don’t have a head for heights, but it’s totally worth it when you get to the top. The views are simply stunning. Pretty much every iconic photo of Queenstown you’ve ever seen was taken from the observation deck at the top of the gondola.
Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road is the older of the two Holiday Inns in Queenstown. It’s an average 4-star hotel aimed squarely at families. And it’s great for a family holiday – everything here is family friendly from the rooms to the restaurant and everything in between. Located in Frankton Road a 10 minute drive from the centre of Queenstown. It’s also a popular conference venue.
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview is an older 4-star hotel in Queenstown near the CBD. It’s a 15 minute walk to Fergburger. The views from this romantic Hotel are simply stunning. Both from the restaurant and from the lakeview rooms. Stay here if you’re looking for a 5 star view on a 4 star budget.
Despite Covid, there’s a hotel building boom underway in New Zealand at the moment, and Queenstown is second only to Auckland regarding the number of hotel rooms under construction. Quest Queenstown is scheduled to open in Q4 2021 and will bring some much-needed competition to the Airport/Remarkables Park area. Wyndham currently dominates with its three… Continue reading New Hotels Under Construction in Queenstown