Sunrise girls doing Yoga

Say namaste to start your day

Begin your morning with a gentle yoga practice and you’re on the right track, says Gary Livesey, general manager of Queenstown’s eclectic eatery and live music venue Yonder. “We do free yoga here twice a week”.


Vegan pancakes for brunch at Yonder Cafe, Queenstown

Brunch at Yonder

Brunch at Yonder

Brunch like a Queenstowner

Follow your practice up with a healthy brunch shared with friends and you’re off to a good start. Nutritious food and drink eaten in one of the city’s many stylish cafes overlooking the lake is a favourite local activity. This is all the more picturesque in Autumn when a golden blanket of leaves carpets the ground and that fresh mountain air comes out to play.

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Couple having coffee beside Lake Wakatipu in Autumn

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

Clear your mind in the great outdoors

Livesey recommends getting outside and enjoying some of that crisp air with a mountain bike ride or a hike on one of Queenstown’s many trails. When you’ve worn yourself out, why not visit a local art gallery or catch a movie at the boutique cinema in Arrowtown to skip the afternoon bustle?

Live music and lights at Yonder

Let day turn to night

Finally, take yourself into the evening with a delicious dinner and live music. Venues like Yonder are made for local Queenstowners to enjoy and experience. Fine food followed by live, local entertainment rounds off a busy day making the most of the region’s offerings.