Welcome to Queenstown!
Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by towering mountains, Queenstown is one of New Zealand’s ultimate holiday destinations. This sophisticated all-season town enjoys the best of both worlds offering authentic luxury experiences in beautifully natural settings hosted by our naturally warm and welcoming people. It may be the adventure capital of the world but it’s also home to an excellent food and wine scene as well as great shopping, hiking and endless opportunities to relax. It’s just as easy to go fishing, golfing, gold panning or wine tasting as it is to bungy jump or sky dive. Famed for its international winter skiing profile and outdoor beauty, Queenstown is a brilliant destination to visit year-round. One thing is certain here: you won’t run out of things to do.
This afternoon you can get aboard the historic TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm for a gourmet barbecue dinner. Enjoy an entertaining sheep show and enjoy the nice atmosphere before cruising back to Queenstown for the night.
Accommodation: Queenstown - 7 Nights
Millbrook Golf Resort
Set in a beautiful natural alpine amphitheater up against the imposing backdrop of the Remarkables Mountain Range is Millbrook Golf Resort. This course was designed by Sir Bob Charles and the course exploits the dramatic terrain fully delivering world-class golf. This championship course features five different tee positions for complete enjoyment at all levels of playing expertise.
Course Details: This 18 hole championship golf course, won the Luxury Travel Magazine’s 2011 Gold List Award for the best overall golf resort in the world. It has been designed to suit all players and there are 5 tee options to choose from. Club tees for both ladies and men measure 4450 meters (4866 yards) and 5410 meters (5916 yards) and professional tee for the longer hitters.
Majestic Milford Sound Cruise
No visit to Queenstown is complete without a pilgrimage to the "Eighth Natural Wonder Of the World": Milford Sound. Leave the car at home and take a relaxing luxury coach trip deep into the heart of Fiordland National Park.
Along the journey, keep your camera close by: there are scenic wonders waiting to be snapped. The stunning Mirror Lakes, the glacier-formed Eglinton Valley, the waterfalls and rapids of The Chasm, and iconic Mitre Peak are some of the many highlights.
Arriving in Milford you will board your purpose built cruise vessel and sail the length of the Sound. Marvel at the gigantic waterfalls cascading into the sea, and the towering glacier-scarred rock walls around you. Dolphins, penguins and seals are regularly visit Milford Sound, so keep your eyes peeled.
You will return to Queenstown in style on a scenic flight over the lakes, mountains, rivers and forests of this breathtaking region. It's a day to remember forever.
Approximate Distance each way: 288 kms | 179 miles Total Driving Time: 3 hours 48 mins (both ways)
Queenstown Golf Club
The Queenstown Golf Club has been described as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world. Located on the Kelvi Heights peninsula, surrounded by the crystal clear waters of theLake Wakatipu you will see why it is difficult to keep your head down! It is a Par 72 course for the men and 73 for the ladies. The blue tees measure 6,103 metres and have a slope rating of 132. The white tees measure 5,840 metres and have a slope rating of 128. The women's yellow tees measure 5,141 metres and have a slope rating of 122.
Queenstown at Leisure
Today relax and enjoy the stunning lakes & rivers - there is a bounty of vineyards, cafes and restaurants scattered throughout the wider district of Queenstown, Arrowtown and the Gibbston Valley. You don’t have to be an adrenaline junkie to enjoy Queenstown and part of its charm is the array of less hectic quality activities on offer – but if interested Queenstown is home to the ultimate adventure bucket list – Just ask.
Recommended excursions in and arouns Queenstown
|Routeburn Day Walk
|Highest Bungey Jump
|Biking Skippers Canyon
|Round at Millbrook Golf Resort
|Earnslaw Steamboat Cruise
|Dart River Jetboat Safari
Jacks Point Course
Jacks Point is bound by the Remarkables mountain range and beautiful Lake Wakatipu., the course weaves through native tussock grasslands where dramatic rock outcrops sit beside steep bluffs and native bush runs right to the edge of the Lake. The course is environmentally designed to work with nature and not against it, the fairways were designed with the minimal possible excavation and plantings to compliment the natural environment have worked to make the course look very natural. The course works with nature, not against it. Designed with minimal excavation, the 6538 metre (7150 yard) course is built on the most spectacular of Jack's Point terrain, weaving through tussock grasslands, dramatic rock outcrops, steep bluffs and swathes of native bush to the edge of Lake Wakatipu.
Free Day in Queenstown
There is a bounty of beauty on offer in Queenstown, whether you want to head for the skies on a scenic flight or head out for a drive around the Lake to Glenorchy township, renowned as one of the top eight scenic drives in the world, the spectacular lakeside road from Queenstown to Glenorchy takes you into Lord of the Rings country. Enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu, snowcapped mountains, pristine lakes and rivers, and national parks.
Arrowtown Favourites: Visit the Lakes District Museum and the Chinese Settlement in Arrowtown to get an insight into how the people lived their life during the gold rush. Hire a gold pan and try your hand at gold panning in the Arrow River. Check out the great walking and biking tracks around Arrowtown.
There are plenty of bike hire options around town offering from basic bikes to high specs downhill mountain bikes and e-bikes. Queenstown is host to epic (and free) downhill mountain bike trails, such as Wynyard Park and 7 Mile.
"Haere rā" Goodbye! and Bon Voyage! Today we say farewell. We take care of your transfer to Queenstown Airport where you will board your onward flight, taking with you the magical memories of a truly exceptional New Zealand holiday.