Has it been a while since you spent some quality time with your girlfriends? If so, then maybe it’s time for a getaway! And if you’re looking for an idyllic destination filled with an incredible mix of gorgeous views, great food & wine, and exciting outdoor activities, then Queenstown in New Zealand could be the perfect escape for you and your BFFs.
Located in the southwest corner of the South Island of New Zealand, Queenstown is a beautiful resort town set at the base of soaring white-capped mountains, on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. Whether your girls’ getaway in Queenstown is during winter or summer time, you are certainly spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do in the ‘Adventure Capital of the World.’
Things to Do
An exciting getaway in Queenstown includes jumping out of planes, bungy jumping off bridges and canyons, and careening down steep slopes. Each of the seasons has its own special vibe and most activities can be accessed all year round. During the winter months, Queenstown becomes a world-class winter resort, transforming into a truly epic holiday destination.
For those that want to take it easy, there’s plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore, scenic flights and boat cruises, and a wide range of spa and wellness options to indulge in.
The nightlife in Queenstown is fantastic all year round. If your group is in the mood to party, there are plenty of stylish and sophisticated nightclubs, pub tours, as well as live gigs being played by local and visiting performers at venues around town.
Wine & Dine
Queenstown is certainly a foodie’s paradise. Gourmet restaurants across town offer exceptional dining experiences while sourcing the finest local ingredients and preparing them to perfection. Whether you are looking for a budget-friendly bite to eat or a fine dining venue, the restaurant scene in Queenstown will always keep you wanting for more.
Some of the best places to dine are Taco Medic, Rata, and Ivy & Lola’s Kitchen & Bar. Looking for the best burger in town? Ferburger is one of the most popular and must-visit restaurants in Queenstown.
Home to several world-class vineyards and wineries, a classic Queenstown wine tour is an amazing way to spend your weekend with the girls. Some of these wineries are renowned for their exceptional Pinot Noirs, including Gibbston Valley Winery, Chard Farm Winery, and Peregrine Wines, so make sure one of these is on your list.
Where to Stay
With our hand-picked collection of some of the best accommodation options in Queenstown, you can rest and unwind while enjoying stunning alpine & lake views, amazing amenities, and easy access to the central downtown area.
Complete your girls’ getaway with an indulgent stay at one of Queenstown’s charming boutique hotels, such as Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel and the exclusive Eichardt’s Private Hotel. If you’re looking for a luxurious self-contained retreat, Kumanu, 50 Aspen Grove or Kakara Moana are definitely great options.
For those seeking a self-contained holiday apartment, Lakeridge, Esplanade and Shotover Penthouse all make for wonderful homes away from home. Villa De Luxe and Commonage Villas are also ideal year-round retreats for small group getaways.
Looking for more options? We’ve hand-picked a fabulous collection of spectacular accommodations for your indulgent girls’ getaway with a range of boutique hotels, villas and lodges. Treat yourself, stay in style, and start planning your getaway today.
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