Queenstown in the South Island of New Zealand is known as the most iconic tourist town. The area has an approximate population of 16,000, a decent size town with lots of different sports along with historic building for friends and family to discover.
Queenstown is attached to a small part of Lake Wakatipu; the third largest lake in New Zealand, flowing in the south-west of the Island.
Staying in Queens town many exciting adventures waits for you e.g. bungee jumping, jet-boating, skiing, sky-diving, and many more. Locals from around New Zealand will recommend coming for skiing it has a World-Class Skiing Facility.
Here we have found some top reviewed area that you can consider putting in your travel plan before arriving in Queenstown.
Arrowtown is a little town 20 minutes north on State Highway 8 from the centre of Queenstown. Heritage buildings fill up the town hiding stories of mining history. Arrowtown is a frozen ice-age, beautiful as it is. Arrowtown holds many superior lifelong memories for friends and family, also a special place for many global couples who had their wedding photos here.
Just before lunch, we arrived in Queenstown. Pier 19 is the best spot to enjoy the remarkable landscape of Lake Wakatipu by the steamship dock. 100% recommended trying the fresh oysters, South Island’s favourite. A glass of Sauvignon Blac is the perfect match with a fresh favourite. Enjoy your lunch with your friends and family under the warm sun-facing the iconic view.
Other recommendations you can try:
Vudu café: a popular café nestled in the heart of Queenstown. Presented with numerous gluten-free options, vintage style decoration and gorgeous master chef dish presentation. The finger-licking desserts you should not miss. It’s certainly worth it if there is a line waiting.
Freg burger: is known and tasted by everyone leaving Queenstown. This is not a mistake but there is a line out the door all day any day. All red meat lovers after eating the juicy NZ prime beef burger will definitely point you here. The brunch here will generate enough energy until dinner.
Joe’s Garage: a local franchise won’t disappoint you with its laid-back garage. Off the breakfast and lunch menu Fruit Crumble, Muesli should not be overlooked, Gorgeous George is always a favourite dish with a one-side grilled egg with hollandaise and streaky bacon. Dinner is served here as well.
After relaxing and enjoying the yummy lunch, it’s time for some excitement. We booked for a Jetboat ride located 10 minutes from the town centre. During the ride to the venue we only concentrated on looking forward to the degree of the awesomeness of the ride because we didn’t even need to get frustrated for searching the venue; as cool as it sounds, they provide pick up and drop off service from the town centre. The whole jet-boat trip last about 25 minutes and we can guarantee it’s going to be a thrill of a lifetime. It’s an entirely different experience to view the Shotover River with loads of rapid turn between sheer cliffs and rocky outcrops, expect it to be shocking by the twist and turn you never felt.
There are some other intensive activities we recommend for you:
Milford Sound Sightseeing: an overhead flight escape. If you are not after something too excited, what about a round trip fly over Milford sound? Cruising in the air for 2 hours, you will by past delightful waterfalls and Mitre Peak during your travel to the Tasman Sea and then soar over the Southern Alps on your return.
Skydive Queenstown: the most extreme experience you can possibly experience in your life, far more hardcore than the bungee jumping off a cliff and nothing compared to the jet-boat. I double dare you to give it a go if you are truly looking for a life refreshment, reaching a 200km per hour while being between 9,000 and 15,000 feet above ground level. Succeeding the super-speed diving, capture the remarkable view of the entire Queenstown. This experience is unforgettable if you hated this provide a global travel review so everyone else is aware.
Remarkables Ski Area: the world-class Ski-resort located 45 minutes from the centre of Queenstown. Local New Zealanders often looking forward to winter and travelling to Queenstown, just to embrace with the big mountain terrain. It’s a fully fascinated park for friends and family, no matter what you are here for skiing or snowboarding or even just breathing the cold air with a warm cup of coffee everything is ready to go.
Ending the entire days of action, we settled down to top-up our energy. The most perfect spot Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar as special as Orbit 360 in Auckland’s famous Sky Tower. A major part when deciding to attend Stratosfare was Gondola Ride and the open view of the land. Stratosfare is sitting at the top of the mountain. It has a view you will never get tired of; no matter day or night, they are both iconic and marvellous. Like previously, we grabbed lots of our fresh favourite oysters along with a glass of Sauvignon Blac. This most chillaxing moment of the day.
Bazaar is a space filled up with delicious food and artistic character. Typically, it’s a dining experience within a gallery along with a view of Lake Wakatipu. If you would know how your food is prepared, chefs cook right before your eyes. This place is alive with style and actions.