With an abundance of fresh, organic produce, award-winning wineries, and a network of outdoor-based fitness activities, it’s time to destress and rejuvenate during your escape to the mountains. Let the peaceful landscape of Queenstown play host to many moments of reflection and mindfulness for you.

Relax and unwind your body and mind this autumn with these top Queenstown wellness experiences.

A Millbrook retreat

Cleanse, restore and revitalise during a luxurious stay at the Millbrook Resort. With an award-winning spa, a world-class golf course and four restaurants just a short stroll from your room, Millbrook is the perfect place to relax and unwind. A spa visit should be a retreat from everyday life, a moment of calm and a complete revitalisation for your skin, body, and senses. Wander the tranquil grounds and indulge in a treatment or two. You will thank us later.

This lifestyle resort has a quaint village feel, you will have everything you need right at your fingertips. You can even take a short trip to Arrowtown and venture into its stunning walks, boutique shopping and restaurant scene.

People enjoying at mulled wine by an outdoor fire at Smithy's Smoke House, Millbrook ResortMillbrook Resort

Nourish your body from the inside

Food is an integral part of your wellness journey. Kickstart your journey through Queenstown with a hearty, healthy breakfast from the moment you arrive. 

Bespoke Kitchen is a great spot to start your day off right. Enjoy expertly made coffee and a delectable menu that speaks to the health and wellbeing guru inside you, with no compromise on flavour.

Another popular local hangout with a fresh and healthy menu is Yonder in downtown Queenstown. They bring good time dining to the masses serving a mixture of dishes inspired by travels around the world. Their ever-changing menu helps ensure you will always be served the freshest ingredients.

Don’t just stop at breakfast for a delectable healthy treat. Aosta in Arrowtown makes everything from scratch with the best ingredients from local producers and organic growers. Pair this with local Central Otago wine and you have a match made in heaven! 

Aosta Winter Menu plated, ArrowtownAosta. Credit Isabella Rubie Photography

Connect with your body physically

Queenstown is the perfect environment for those wishing to get away from it all, unwind and be mindful. Connecting with your body physically keeps you well and active and a healthy mind keeps you focused and engaged. Take a stroll around one of the many gentle loop tracks in the area, like Lake Hayes and Moke Lake. Explore the local flora and fauna in the Queenstown Gardens or hop on an E-bike for an active adventure along the Queenstown Trail, a stunning network of trails alongside lakes, rivers and vineyards.

Two frineds kayaking on a lake with yellow autumn trees in the backgroundKayaking Lake Hayes

Go all out with an extended retreat

Aro Ha Retreat retreat near Glenorchy encourages you to switch off from technology and renew your mind and body at a multi-award-winning retreat where wellness traditions meet luxury.

“We are a select group of guides, athletes, detox specialists, and educators, sharing a common interest in the art of living exceptionally well. The team seeks to share their collective wisdom through playful and adventurous experience," says Damian Chaparro, co-founder of Aro Ha.

Glenorchy's pristine environment and stunning scenery creates the perfect environment for wellness retreats. The Headwaters Eco Lodge has teamed up with locals Emma Ferris, from The Breath Effect, and Sarsha Hope, from Hope Wellness, to bring year-round wellness mini-retreats to Glenorchy. The two-four day retreats are perfect to slot into a busy schedule. 

Aro Ha HikeAro Ha Retreat in Glenorchy