Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown, New Zealand

Where

Queenstown, New Zealand

Why now

If Drake’s song Views was the soundtrack to any trip, it would
be this one. Ski in the Southern Alps, paraglide over
crystalline Lake Wakatipu or go white-water rafting on rivers
flowing through the rocky canyons. Whatever you choose you can bank
on the backdrop being screensaver worthy. If you’re after more
chill than thrill, head to one of Wakatipu’s peaceful beaches with
a good book or go for a lazy bike ride through the vineyards.


When to go

If you’re in it for the winter sports, hit up Queenstown between
June and October. Otherwise, summer in the southern hemisphere
stretches from December to February and is a wonderfully temperate
time to explore the island’s diverse landscapes.

Most likely to bump into

Sheep.

Who to take with you

The members of your crew who are up for anything. There are
loads of activities to get involved with – no room for sideline
spectators here.



Don’t miss

If you like skiing, a backcountry session with a guide will
blow you away. Adventure junkie? Go heli-skiing. Finish both with
chic après-ski drinks, of course. Speaking of which, the area is
known for its Pinot Noir so grab your pals, pack a picnic and a
bottle (or three) and wile away the afternoon under a shady tree
overlooking the vineyards.

An essential you need to bring with you?

Hiking boots and a bikini. We recommend wearing them
together.

How to get there

Fly into Queenstown International Airport from several cities in
New Zealand and Australia such as Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne on major airlines including Qantas
and Virgin Australia.

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