Next, and arguably the best stop in the South Island, head another 1-1.5 hours south to Queenstown. It’s a dream destination that people flock from all over the world to visit, and it’s not hard to see why many will come for a short visit and extend their stay!
Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world, so if you like the idea of endless adrenaline-inducing activities, Queenstown will be your happy place! Think bungee jumping, skydiving, white water rafting, jet boating, and many more activities to get your heart racing. There’s also a great amount of fantastic food, wine tours, boat cruises, spa centres, and nightlife to enjoy here. And not to mention the stunning scenery that surrounds the town!
Two days here is the minimum we recommend you stay – and as we said, there’s a good chance you will want to stay a lifetime! Check out Queenstown Lakeview Holiday Park for a quiet and serene place to stay at night.
Sightseeing #1: Queenstown Gardens
Ever felt like escaping the city without really leaving? That’s exactly what you get at Queenstown Gardens. This place is a breath of fresh air, right next to the sparkling waters of Lake Wakatipu. It’s perfect for a chill walk or a laid-back picnic. And if you’re up for some fun, why not try your hand at disc golf? There’s even a bowling club, tennis club, and ice arena nearby.
Sightseeing #2: Coronet Peak
Ready for an adventure? Coronet Peak is where it’s at. This isn’t just a mountain; it’s a winter paradise for everyone. Whether you’ve never touched a pair of skis or you’re practically a pro, there’s something here for you. Ski lessons, night skiing – you name it, they’ve got it. And when you need a break from all the action, you can grab a bite or a drink at one of the cosy alpine cafes, restaurants, or bars.