After a busy day of adrenalin-filled adventure in Queenstown, you just want to kick back, unwind and chill. Check out these five relaxing activities to help you recharge.
5 Places to Unwind in Queenstown
1. Onsen Hot Pools
Luxuriate in Queenstown’s icy mountain air by dipping into these private and relaxing hot pools. The pools offer private bathing rooms fit for up to four adults at a time, which make it ideal for a solo getaway, a romantic evening for two, or for some quality family time.
As you reinvigorate in these hot baths, you are afforded striking views of iconic mountain ranges and the Shotover Valley offering the perfect backdrop to this sumptuous sauna. The pools are open from 11.00 am to 11.00 pm every day of the year, making for a cherry on top of an incredible day exploring Queenstown and its numerous adventure activities.
Visit the Onsen Hot Pools site for more information.
2. Tee off at Kelvin Heights
Kelvin Heights is the closest of several golf courses around Queenstown and has often been called one of the most scenic golf courses in the world. It’s set atop the peninsula jutting out onto Lake Wakatipu and offers views of the Remarkables in the background. The only thing that could make a game of golf more relaxing is a view like that!
Visit the Queenstown Golf Club site for more information.
3. Taste wine at The Winery
Queenstown is located in the Otago region and is known worldwide for its unforgettable vinos. While you can easily spend days touring several of the wine establishments in the area, you can also pop in to The Winery in the centre of Queenstown, which offers the largest tasting of New Zealand wines in the world. There are more than 80 types of wines available, which you have the option to purchase and ship home.
4. Take a ride on the Earnslaw
The TSS Earnslaw is Queenstown’s famous vintage steamship, and you can take a 90-minute relaxing ride as it cruises along Lake Wakatipu. While aboard, you can learn more about this century-old ship, visit its engine room and mini-museum, and enjoy a refreshing drink at the bar. Be sure to bring your camera – you’ll want to capture the phenomenal landscape surrounding the lake.
Click here to book a cruise on this iconic ship.
5. Dinner at Stratosfare
The Statosfare Restaurant, which offers some of the best views of the Queenstown skyline, is sure to give you a different culinary high. Located at the top of a gondola, this eatery provides you with panoramic views of Queenstown’s lake and mountains as the sun sets and you enjoy a delicious meal.
Schedule a lunch or dinner along with a gondola ride by booking here.