Take in the best of Queenstown when you tour with Wallabies Travel 

Written by Jaimee Damon
TUE 01 AUG 2023

Queenstown is arguably the jewel of the crown when it comes to stunning New Zealand regions. 


Snow-capped mountains, the vast Lake Wakatipu, incredible regional towns, and plenty of activities Queenstown comes alive in winter when the five nearby mountain peaks attract snow-goers from all over the world. 


Wallabies Travel will come to town in August for the Wallabies Bledisloe Cup series match against old foes, the All Blacks. 


With a premium 4-night package available, there’s plenty of time to experience the best of Queenstown, or add on another night to take in a few more of the region’s best sights. 


Wander through Central Queenstown 

Indulgent, sophisticated and incredibly scenic, the resort town of Queenstown has it all – the amazing mountain and lake backdrop, along with a thriving restaurant and bar scene. 

For pre-dinner drinks, try Little Mez, The Lodge Bar or Nest Bar and Kitchen, with a dinner at the renowned Botswana Butchery, or try the meat lover’s paradise, Flame. If you’re after something more casual, the world famous Ferg Burger is a must but don't be put off the long lines – a sign of the regard the burgers are held in!   


Queenstown’s stunning golf courses 

Home to three of New Zealand’s championship courses, Jack’s Point, Millbrook Resort and The Hills, Queenstown is a popular destination for golfing greats and enthusiasts. 


With incredible alpine views, there are in fact six golf courses that are around 20 minutes from Queenstown, and suitable for golfers at all levels. With views like this, it’d be rude not to spend an extra day or in town after the Wallabies match. 


Have a Grape Escape in Queenstown 

Step into the ‘Valley of the Vines’, the Gibbston area of Queenstown to experience one of the most picturesque wine growing areas in New Zealand. Surrounded by rugged mountains and the rocky Kawarau River gorge, sip on internationally awarded and recognised wines. 


The unique conditions of cold winters, hot dry summers and big temperature range during the days make for challenging conditions, as well as consistent and superb wines. 


With over 70% of the grapes grown being pinot noir, you can also sip and sample chardonnay, pinot gris, Riesling and sauvignon blanc. 


Get amongst Queenstown’s skiing and snowboarding heaven 

Fortunate to have one of the longest ski seasons from June to October, Queenstown and Wanaka are on top of the list for snow lovers. With five commercial ski resorts to choose from, enjoy some of the best skiing that New Zealand has to offer at The Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona, Treble Cone and Snow Farm. These resorts have everything from state-of-the-art chairlifts to icy cold beers. 


An adventure awaits 

You don’t need to drift from town to enjoy some elevation. Take the Queenstown Gondola 450 metres up to Bob’s Peak. Once at the top, take in the panoramic views of The Remarkables mountain range and the stunning Lake Wakatipu. Want to take the quick way back down? Try the Queenstown Luge and zip down the course of banked corners, tunnels and dippers.