Use pedal-power instead of gas and hire a bike for your stay. The Queenstown Trail links most of the region, including the lakeside, wineries of Gibbston and heritage Arrowtown. The longer days of summer mean you can take your time.
With a number of markets on during the weekends, stop off for some locally produced food and make a low-miles picnic to enjoy on your adventures.
On the water
Queenstown Bay is a hive of activity, for an active way to get out on the water, grab a kayak, paddleboat or paddleboard and go for a cruise under your own steam.