New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 2, excluding Auckland which remains at Level 4. Quarantine-free travel is paused between Australia and New Zealand, and international borders remain closed.

Read More

The best day walks and hikes in and around Queenstown.

If you’re planning a trip to Queenstown, block out time for a day hike. Up here in the mountains, wilderness is only a few minutes away. And there’s no better way to immerse yourself in Queenstown’s mind-blowing landscape than to lace up your hiking boots and get amongst nature.

The best day hikes in and around Queenstown include lakeside loops, winery trails and climbs up to mountain peaks, ranging from 5-8 hours return. Dress in layers and check out our guide to outdoor safety because weather conditions can change quickly in the high country.

Discover some of Queenstown's top day hikes below.