Queenstown is New Zealand’s ultimate weekend getaway. Whether you’re looking for a luxury escape, or just cheap weekend away Queenstown is the place. There are so many things to do and it’s stunningly beautiful. Best of all Queenstown is built for tourists so they have everything you need to best weekend getaway ever.
Luxury Escapes in Queenstown
Queenstown is stacked with super luxury Lodges and 5 star hotels so it’s the perfect place for a luxury escape. They also have some of the worlds finest golf courses, mountain biking, skiing, as well as fly fishing, hiking, wineries, and day spas. Here’s a few of the best places to stay on your luxury escape.
Blanket Bay is an hour’s drive from Queenstown in Glenorchy. The road from Queenstown to Glenorchy is considered to be one of the most scenic drives in the world, but if you prefer, you can get there by Jet Boat or Helicopter from Queenstown Airport. Once there you’ll be in the ultimate luxury Weekend Getaway. The staff at Blanket Bay know how to truely pamper you without being annoying.
Matakauri Lodge is a owned by Robertson Lodges the people behind Kauri Cliffs and Cape Kidnappers Golf Resorts so you know it will be exceptional. It’s located 5 minutes from Queenstown on the Glenorchy Road. Breakfast and a superb dinner is included in your stay at Matakauri so it’s great for those who want to relax in comfort and privacy for a weekend. They have a lovely pool and a day spa offering all manner of treatments and massage.
Minaret Station is one of the most exclusive small luxury lodges in the world. It’s accessible only by helicopter so it’s the perfect luxury escape. All meals and most drinks are included in the enormous tariff. Each room has a private hot tub. There is so much to do here but it’s mostly outdoorsy and much of it involves helicopters. Heli-fishing, heli-hiking, heli-picnic, heli-biking, heli-hunting, heli-horse riding. Ok we made the last one up there’s great horse riding but no helicopters are involved in that one. Everyone who can possible afford to should spend a weekend getaway here once in their life.
Azur Lodge is one of Queenstown’s most romantic getaways for couple. Perfect for a honeymoon or a dirty weekend. Guests love the views, from both the bed and the bath. A short uber from Queenstown Centre.
Weekend Getaways in Queenstown
Queenstown’s not all exclusive lodges, there are plenty of nice hotels for everyone to have a weekend getaway.
Hilton Queenstown Spa and Resort
Hilton Queenstown Resort and Spa is a fabulous spot for a weekend getaway in Queenstown. It’s very well priced for the level of luxury they offer. They have a really nice restaurant, and the pinot pit pictured above is part of the restaurant and bar. It’s a great place to sit by the fire in the evening and relax with a couple of glasses of wine.
Cheap Weekend Getaways in Queenstown
mi-pad Queenstown is a smart hotel concept that offers modern high spec but very compact rooms at affordable prices. It’s the perfect budget weekend getaway for a group of couples. The hotel rooms may be tiny but they have some great shared spaces like the rooftop terrace pictured above.