1. Order takeaway food and drinks from your favourite cafe or restaurant
Great food is never far in Queenstown, and there is an array of tasty options located in central Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown and Gibbston. Why not treat yourself and support local business by ordering takeaway from your favourite local and having it delivered straight to your door.
This will be a sweet relief for some who are looking for inspiration after tirelessly cooking their own meals for weeks on end. Check out some great local options here.
2. Virtually visit your favourite local stores
Queenstown locals are a creative bunch, which means there is an array of locally produced wine and craft beer, fresh local produce, handmade homewares and boutique clothing now available at the click of a button.
Why not give yourself a pat on the back for getting through the last couple of weeks with a pack of your favourite craft beer or recognise the efforts of friends and family by sending them a bottle of wine from a top local cellar door. Now is the time to support local so we can continue to enjoy these wonderful products for years to come. Check out local online retail options here.
3. Get a change of scenery on a new local trail
Sick of pounding the pavement in your small neighbourhood? We’re now able to drive to access our favourite walking trails again. The landscape is changing as we progress through the autumn season and you may be surprised by how much your favourite trail has changed since you last walked it.
Why not head out to Arrowtown and check out the spectacular autumn colours in full bloom on one of the beautiful walks? Arrowtown locals may like to take a walk around the Queenstown Gardens and admire the crystal blue Lake Wakatipu again.
4. Hop back on your bike
Every keen Queenstown biker has their favourite section of the Queenstown Trail and now that we’re able to drive to access these locally, it has opened up what feels like a world of possibility.
Afternoons can now be spent cruising with your bubble around the Kelvin Height’s peninsula, biking to a cafe for a takeaway coffee, or packing a picnic and enjoying after a loop around Lake Hayes.
5. Catch yourself a rainbow trout
Queenstown is an angler’s paradise and the fact that shore-based fishing is now permitted will be music to the ears of keen local fishermen and women. Fishing is a great way to get outside in the fresh air, admire some of the incredible scenery, and help stave off boredom. You never know, it may just be your lucky day.
If you don’t already have a fishing licence, you can purchase a day license here.
6. Get back on the green
Golf and tennis enthusiasts will be pleased.. outdoor sports where 2 metres physical distancing is possible are now permitted within your bubble. So get outside and get that blood pumping – it’s good for you!