Welcome to your complete guide to Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown is a special place to us and it’s safe to say we’ve seen and done a lot here. From spending the winter hitting the slopes to enjoying the summers by the lake, we like to think we’ve just about done it all – and that’s great news for you!
Why? Because we love sharing all the amazing things we’ve experienced and how you can do them too! So, get your pen and pad ready because we have so much to share with you…
Planning your visit to Queenstown
Hike in Queenstown
Our list of the best hikes in Queenstown including how long they are, how difficult, and where they start!
Hiking Ben Lomond is a challenging hike but the views are so rewarding. Here’s how to hike the trail and a little short cut to reduce the hike time by 2 hours!
If you’ve only got time for one short hike in Queenstown then make it Queenstown Hill! This blog includes everything you need to know before you go!
The Mt Crichton Loop Track is a local favorite that although doesn’t cross alpine terrain, does pass a stunning waterfall and an interesting historic site!
Although technically in Wanaka, Roy’s Peak is often visited from Queenstown and it’s easily one of the best hikes in New Zealand… you just need to know how to avoid the crowds!
The Routeburn Track is one of New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks. From Queenstown, we have some amazing itineraries to hike this track in just one day!
Jet Boating is easily one of the best adventure activities in Queenstown. Here’s our experience and a great company to book with!
Canyoning in Queenstown is my all time favorite tour I have done in Queenstown. It’s fun, safe, and you get to see some pretty spectacular places!
Via Ferrata is the best way to get up high in Queenstown. This activity is perfect for those wanting to rock climb but have no experience!
Day Trips From Queenstown
You simply MUST visit Milford Sound when you’re in Queenstown. Here, you can view all of our Milford Sound blogs and plan the ultimate trip to the “8th Wonder of the World!”
he scenic drive to Glenorchy is one of the most beautiful in New Zealand. This blog is our guide to the trip and tips on the best places to stop along the way!
Wanaka is another stunning place to visit but it’s also the drive there that make a visit so worth it. Check out our Wanaka blogs and plan your stay!
Best Tours In Queenstown
We have done a lot of tours in Queenstown. So, here’s our 13 favorite tours that made us fall in love with Queenstown! This blog includes a huge variety from relaxing tours to downright crazy tours!
Wine tours are always fun! In Queenstown, you can tour the beautiful Gibbston Valley wine region a get a little tipsy! Here’s our guide to the region and the best tours!
A tour to the Mt Nicholas Farm is a great way to enjoy breathtaking views, meet some local Merino Sheep, and see an area of Queenstown most don’t!
Skyline is the building that sits above Queenstown at the end of the gondola. At the top you can enjoy a buffet dinner, go star gazing, ride the luge, and much more!
The area around Queenstown is home to many of the film locations in the Lord of the Rings. The tours take you not only to these locations, but you also get a scenic tour of the area!
Queenstown’s craft beer scene has exploded in recent years and now’s the perfect time to tour the area on a craft beer tour. This is perfect for any beer lover!