Queenstown Travel Guides - Category: Day trips

Summer Road Trip Series: Cromwell Historic Precinct

Not far from Queenstown is the historic precinct of Cromwell, Otago - a step back in time, this relocated and rejuvenated old town has been painstakingly restored to reflect its gold rush era origins. A great place for a coffee or glass of local wine!

Summer Road Trip Series: Wanaka

Two great options for a day trip to Wanaka from Queenstown - Wanaka as the destination, or see and experience Wanaka and her surrounds by car! Here are our top tips for a Summer Road Trip

Summer Road Trip Series: Cromwell, Clyde & Alexandra

Explore Cromwell, Clyde and Alexandra from Queenstown or Arrowtown, New Zealand. Just an hour and half in travel time will take you back 150 years into the past!

Summer Road Trip Series: Kingston

Discover a little gem just 45 minutes from Queenstown - Kingston! Nestled at the South of Lake Wakatipu, Kingston offers a more tranquil pace with all of the spectacular views you'd expect of the South Island of New Zealand without the throng of tourists!

Summer Road Trip Series: Milford Sound, Piopiotahi

Piopiotahi, Milford Sound is a travel bucket list destination in the South Island of New Zealand. Epic scenery, this a great Summer Road Trip from Queenstown via Kingston &Te Anau

Summer Road Trip Series: Glenorchy

Grab your camera and head North to the Top of the lake - Glenorchy! Epic Scenery, Epic Locations, great people, beautiful communities and a stunning drive!

Summer Road Trip Series: Kawarau Gorge

Looking for a change of scenery? Just down the road from Queenstown is Kawarau Gorge. Despite being less than 30 minutes from central Queenstown, the landscape of the gorge is in striking contrast to the vast lake and mountain views of the Wakatipu Basin.

Summer Road Trip Series: Cardrona Hotel

Time for a road trip! Head to one of our favourite places in the district and one of the most fascinating pieces of Central Otago’s gold mining history; The Cardrona Hotel. Traverse the mighty Crown Range and take in Epic views of the Wakatipu Basin along the way!

Why Queenstown is New Zealand’s Most Dynamic Town

But the best thing Queenstown doesn’t cost a thing. It’s free for everyone - we’re talking about the scenery! This is high definition, surround sound, 100% Mother Nature. And it's yours for free - a powerful thing and you will feel your soul healing in the crisp, clean air.

Bring Your Bucket List: Queenstown’s Best Adrenaline Activities.

Eleanor Roosevelt famously said, “Do one thing each day that scares you”. If you have a niggling desire to inject some adrenaline into your life then a visit to Queenstown could be what’s needed. With a truckload of scary, amazing, thrilling activities on offer, a visit to Queenstown is the perfect opportunity to tick a few items off the bucket list.

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