Things to do
Over the top golf– a hole in one at 4500 feet. Nestled at 4500 feet in the Southern Alps of New Zealand this par 3 unique golf experience overlooking Queenstown has four tee boxes for the altitude golfer to attempt their hole in one. With Over the Top helicopter access only, players will fly in, drive, chip, and putt out on the top. http://www.overthetopgolf.co.nz/
Walter Peak Gourmet BBQ Lunch – Make your way to a wharf on the Queenstown waterfront to board the TSS Earnslaw, a vintage steamship that’s more than a century old. Check out the engine room to see how the twin-screw propellers are powered, or just enjoy the view from the open deck—bring your camera for panoramic shots of the mountains.
Upon arrival at Walter Peak High Country Farm, sit down to a barbecue lunch on the terrace. Sample salads, local cheeses, and meats, with the option to add for-fee wine pairings from Central Otago.
Before or after lunch, watch farm show demonstration that includes working sheepdogs and sheep shearing, then board the TSS Earnslaw for the return trip to Queenstown. www.realjourneys.co.nz
Queenstown Gondola – Sit back and relax and take in the stunning views as you ride the Skyline Queenstown Gondola – the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere and one of the must-do activities in Queenstown!
You’ll be carried 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll enjoy the best views in the region unfolding before your eyes. You get to experience a spectacular 220-degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and, of course, Queenstown. When you get to the top, choose your own pace from the host of activities on offer whether you’re looking for a day packed with thrills or a relaxing evening with some of the best of NZ and international cuisine.
Wineries and Wine Tours
Appellation Wine Tours
Departing daily from Queenstown, our premium wine tours take you off the beaten track into the heart of Central Otago, a wine region famous for its outstanding cool-climate wines, boutique vineyards, dramatic scenery and a fascinating pioneering history – the perfect South Island and New Zealand wine tour destination. Tours are led by expert Wine Guides with a wealth of knowledge of local sights, history and wine. Daily tour itineraries change every day with vineyard requests available upon booking. Some vineyards have craft beer tastings available too – just mention this in your booking comments and we will endeavour to book these wineries for your requested tour. https://appellationwinetours.nz
Chard Farm Winery www.chardfarm.co.nz
Peregrine Wines www.peregrinewines.co.nz
Gibbston Valley Wineswww.gibbstonvalley.com
Amisfield Winery https://amisfield.co.nz
Tours and Sightseeing
The pristine Milford Sound is part of the World Heritage Fiordland National Park, in the south west of the South Island, and is famed for its remote atmosphere and rugged beauty.
It’s not hard to imagine why writer Rudyard Kipling called Milford Sound the ‘eighth wonder of the world’, Milford Sound was carved by glaciers during the ice ages. It is New Zealand’s best-known fiord and the only one that can be reached by road. Maori are believed to have discovered Milford Sound more than 1,000 years ago. Milford Sound is breath-taking in any weather. Cliffs rise high into the air from the dark waters, mountain peaks scrape the sky and waterfalls cascade downwards, some as high as 1000 metres. When it rains in Milford Sound (and it often does) those waterfalls multiply with magnificent effect. Take a day trip to Milford Sound and experience one of New Zealand’s must-do attractions. Sightseeing tours to Milford Sound depart daily from Queenstown https://www.milford-sound.co.nz/tours/
Glenorchy Movie Locations Tour: The Lord of the Rings www.tripadvisor.co.nz
Arrowtown – So many pleasures to choose from – Arrowtown’s historic streets, or its Great Outdoors.Arrowtown satisfies many sides of your personality. The nature lover, the outdoors adventurer, the museum visitor, the shop browser. The charm of historic Buckingham Street, while savouring a coffee.
Food, Wine and Nightlife
Queenstown offers some of the best restaurants and bars in New Zealand. Delectable food and a great night out are always on the menu.
Fergburger – Fergburger Queenstown is not just a place to eat it’s an attraction in Queenstown because the burgers are just that good!
Points of Interest & Landmarks