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Top things to do in Queenstown this Winter

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Go Orange in Queenstown

Are you and your crew thinking about visiting Queenstown this Winter? There are so many awesome things to do here it’s hard to know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve done the hard yards for you. Check out our top 8 highly recommended Queenstown experiences right here

Shotover River Heli Rafting

The ULTIMATE Queenstown must do, if we do say so ourselves. The adventure starts on Coronet Peak where a helicopter awaits. Jump in & fly through Skippers Canyon, right above the river you are about to raft. Tackle grade 3-5 rapids before ending at our base building, just in time for afternoon beverages.

One Hour Go Orange Jet Boat

Experience an exhilarating adventure down the Kawarau River. World famous 360 degree spins and speeds of up to 90kmph. We boast the furthest distance travelled on the lake totalling 44km getting you up close and personal with the lakes edge. Hold on as the Jet Boat navigates under two bridges at speed and escorts you back across Lake Wakatipu into Queenstown Bay.

Walk Queenstown Hill

Fancy stretching the legs on a cold Winters morning then head up Queenstown hill for epic views of the mountains and town below. The track will take around 2 hours return through the pine forest up to the Basket of Dreams. If you’re feeling like more take the 20 minute jaunt up to the summit for panoramic views of our snowy town.

Eat good food out at Canyon Food & Brew Co.

Good food and excellent brews are all you need to satisfy your tastebuds. Head out to Canyon in Arthurs Point, chill by the fire and sup away on the home brewed beverages. Also, the pizza is pretty epic. 

Drink hot beverages with our mates at Yonder

In a town full of eateries, it’s hard to find that cup o’ beans that is going to fulfil your caffeine needs for the day. Well look no further, the café of all cafés to visit is Yonder. Charcoal, Turmeric, and chai’s all round under the heat of their patio heaters.

Jump on the Lady of the Lake and explore Walter Peak

& one must try the buffet. Opt for the lunch or the evening dining experience and indulge in some seriously good food. Meats, fish, salads and a cheese bar that will have you bursting at the seams. If the food options don’t tickle your fancy you can always just hop over the lake and watch the Walter Peak Farm Tour.

Milford Sound day tour

The 8th wonder of the world is right on our doorstep, well it’s a coach ride away but we have the means to get you there. Book the coach, cruise, coach option here and sit back as your legendary guides transport you into the heart of Fiordland. Cruise on board the newly renovated Milford Haven and fill your camera roll with epic Fiordland photos.

Ski or Snowboard at Cardrona

The mountain or all mountains on the South Island of New Zealand. Cardrona is epic! With a brand new Chondola transporting you to the gateway of the runs, you don’t want to miss a day on this snowy peak. With bars and restaurants dotted over the mountain you are never far away from that Apres Ski vibe. Get involved and book your mountain transport here.