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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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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17 Dec 2018

Hiking the Glenorchy Walkway, Queenstown

Glenorchy, a small town close to Queenstown, is home to a beautiful (and very easy) hike which takes you from the main lakeside area past wetlands and mountain views to Glenorchy Lagoon. It’s almost completely flat and the views on offer are easily worth the 45-minute drive from Queenstown. We

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Hiking Lake Hayes in Winter, Queenstown, New Zealand
30 Apr 2018

Hiking Around Lake Hayes, Queenstown

One of my favourite photos from the Queenstown region was taken while hiking around Lake Hayes. It was in winter, the hills surrounding the lake were dusted with snow and everything was perfectly reflected in the glass-like water. This small lake, 14 km from Queenstown, is popular with dog-walking locals

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10 Nov 2017

Why You Should Get a Flight Into (or Out of) Queenstown Airport at Least Once

You don’t need to take a scenic flight over the Southern Alps to get the perfect view of this stunning chain of mountains — just make sure you fly into (or out of) Queenstown Airport and hope for clear skies and a window seat. Flying Out of Queenstown Airport We

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