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Sunset over the Frankton Arm Queenstown

Sunset over the Frankton Arm

Get Beneath Queenstown's Skin on a Rainy Day

If the weather isn’t playing the game, here are some rainy day activities that will still open your mind!

Skippers Canyon Road

Skippers Canyon Road

Skippers Canyon Road

1. Take a tour into historic Skippers Canyon. There are a number of operators that provide half or full day trips into Skippers Canyon, all with informative commentary about the canyons history, early settlers and its gold mining past.

2. Take a Queenstown winery tour to learn the region's wine-making history, and taste the world famous Central Otago Pinot Noir.

Quad Biking with Nomad Safaris Queenstown

Quad Biking with Nomad Safaris

Quad Biking with Nomad Safaris

3. Book a quad biking or motorcycle trip – because let’s face it, you’re going to get muddy anyway!

4. Take a day trip to Milford Sound, whether you self-drive yourself, or take a tour, the waterfalls and scenery are also stunning in the rain.

Historic Arrowtown Queenstown

Historic Arrowtown

Historic Arrowtown

5. Visit the Lakes District Museum in Arrowtown. The museum has a strong hands-on focus, presenting an authentic picture of early Māori life and the harsh pioneering days of the European settlers and goldminers through working displays covering two floors and incorporating three historic buildings.

6. Book a cooking lesson with one of Queenstown’s private chefs.

7. Try abseiling for the first time. Mentally challenging for those who may not be used to heights, abseiling is great fun in the rain, and operates in most weather conditions.

8. Take a one day mini retreat to reflect and reconnect with yourself.

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