Take a Walking Tour
Take a tour of the township with an informative guide to get all of the insider’s tips and learn about the history of the region. There's a lot just waiting for you to discover down the town's alleyways or even further afield, around Lake Wakatipu or in Glenorchy and Arrowtown.
A Wine Odyssey
Visit the cellar doors. Follow the road out to Gibbston's Valley of Vines where you will be spoilt for choice with wineries! Most wineries cellar doors offer tastings for $5 - $15 per person, for around three to five tastings. Keep an eye out on the social media pages of local restaurants or even resorts to see if a vertical tasting is on during your stay.
Photography on Tour
Follow QueenstownNZ on Instagram for the best photo spots in the region including Bob’s Peak, Crown Range lookout, Bennetts Bluff, Glenorchy Wharf just to name a few. Once you're there and have seen what all the fuss is about explore a little further and find that different angle.
Take a Hike
Hike one of the peaks around Queenstown. Ben Lomond is a popular choice, but why not head into the Department of Conservation and find out about the lesser known mountains off the beaten track?
To Market, To Market
The Creative Queenstown and Remarkables Markets on Saturday, and the Sherwood Community market on Wednesday are all excellent places to find that special something to remember your trip, you can also sample some of the local food, produce and meet local artisanal makers.
Hit the network of mountain bike trails built by the Queenstown Mountain Bike club. They are free to use for the public, and if you’re keen to get involved with building new mountain bike trails or maintaining your favourites, the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club hold voluntary trail digs every Wednesday night!
Run the Queenstown half or full marathon course as a personal challenge. The course route listed on the official website.