24 Mar 2020

Sunshine Bay, Queenstown

Being one of the best beaches in Queenstown, Sunshine Bay is the perfect spot to visit on a hot summer’s day. The beach is excellent, it’s a short drive (or slightly longer walk) from downtown Queenstown and the views of the mountains surrounding Lake Wakatipu are great. Sunshine Bay Sunshine

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21 Mar 2020

Hiking the Lake Alta Track, Queenstown

The Lake Alta Track takes you above the Remarkables Ski Area to a picturesque alpine lake. It’s mostly uphill but is easy enough and the views are incredible. This is one of the best short hikes in Queenstown, but you’ll have to time your visit right as it can’t be

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01 Jan 2020

10 of the Best Queenstown Hikes (For Every Fitness Level)

There are so many Queenstown hikes to choose from, so it’s lucky you stumbled on this post! I’ll help you choose the perfect hike in Queenstown, from the easy (and very scenic) walks in Glenorchy and Paradise to the demanding day hike up to the summit of Ben Lomond. The

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05 Nov 2019

Queenstown Bay

One of my favourite beaches in New Zealand isn’t even located on the coast – it’s in Queenstown! Queenstown Bay, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, is the perfect place to bring some takeaways and relax by the water (on a nice day). There are plenty of places to sit,

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Tobins Track, Arrowtown, New Zealand
15 Oct 2019

Tobins Track: Great Views of Arrowtown from Above

Arrowtown, only 20 minutes or so from Queenstown, has a very different vibe from its famous neighbour. The historic streets are some of the most atmospheric in New Zealand, but it’s also good to get above town for some wide-open views. Tobins Track is fairly short and easy (if you

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Walking around Queenstown Gardens, New Zealand
03 Oct 2019

Queenstown Gardens

Most of the hikes around Queenstown are of the uphill variety, meaning they aren’t always the most relaxing. If you’re looking for an easy place to stretch your legs, I’d recommend a stroll around Queenstown Gardens, located in the heart of town. You’ll see some awesome views as well as

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23 Sep 2019

Skyline Gondola, Queenstown

Mountain areas in New Zealand generally require you to do some uphill hiking to see the best views, but luckily there is an easier option in Queenstown. Skyline Gondola, located a short walk from downtown Queenstown, takes you up a forested hill above town. From there you’ll see an amazing

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The Crown Range, New Zealand
13 Sep 2019

The Scenic Road from Queenstown to Wanaka: Driving the Crown Range

Fancy driving along New Zealand’s highest main road? With great height comes great views, and the road from Queenstown to Wanaka certainly has those. The Crown Range is known for its tight curves and sweeping vistas and it didn’t disappoint – here’s everything you need to know about driving the

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06 Sep 2019

Hiking the Ben Lomond Track, Queenstown

The most iconic (and surely the best) day hike in Queenstown takes you above picturesque Lake Wakatipu to the summit of Ben Lomond, the mountain which looms over Queenstown (but is hidden from view from most parts of town). There are so many amazing views on the Ben Lomond Track,

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A trip to Paradise, Queenstown, New Zealand
21 Feb 2019

A Trip to Paradise, New Zealand

If there’s one place in New Zealand that entices you to visit with its name alone it’s Paradise, a tiny town (OK, not really a town) close to Glenorchy, which is itself close to Queenstown. What is a trip to Paradise like? Well, there’s a scenic drive, an incredibly underrated

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