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Sunrise panorama over Queenstown

Sunrise panorama over Queenstown

Explore Like a Local in Queenstown

Sometimes you want to experience the hidden gems of a destination, so here are some spots that are popular with locals.

Bob's Cove Queenstown

Bob's Cove

Bob's Cove

Bob's Cove

Head out to Bob’s Cove. A twenty minute drive, and a fifteen minute walk, takes you to the hidden gem that is Bob’s Cove. Relax alongside the crystal clear waters of Lake Wakatipu, jump off the jetty, and explore the historic lime kiln.

 

Markets

Visit the Saturday markets to pick up some locally produced crafts and food to start your day, and there’s also an evening market full of local produce and raw foods every Wednesday.

 

Tiki Trail Fitness

Need a spot of holiday exercise? Take the Tiki Trail from the base of the Skyline gondola to the summit of Bob's Peak, reward yourself with a sweet treat at the top. It's a popular trail with fit locals.

 

Take An Art Class

Pottery or arts classes are popular with the locals and have casual classes during the week, make a piece that reminds you of Queenstown. It may pay to approach art centres or tutors ahead of your visit.

Cardrona Downhill Mountain Biking Queenstown

Cardrona Downhill Mountain Biking

Cardrona Downhill Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking

Lift assisted mountain biking is a great way to experience Queenstown’s famous downhill trails, and with plenty of locals around, you can get the insiders tips on the best routes and other tracks to explore. 

 

Live Music

Queenstown has a vibrant after dark scene, with local musicians performing most nights of the week. Keep an eye out for the local newsletter which lists gig guides every week.

 

Quiz Night

If you’re travelling in a group, head along to a quiz night at one of Queenstown’s pubs, or even if you're alone they're a great way to meet locals and fellow travellers.

 

Fishing Trip

Book a fishing trip on Lake Wakatipu and catch brown and rainbow trout and if you’re lucky salmon, well stocked in the regions lakes and surrounding rivers.

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