Chill out in Queenstown.
New Zealand’s tourism hotspot may be the world’s adventure capital, but you don’t need to bungee-jump your way to a great holiday weekend. The town’s breathtaking alpine setting, thriving après-ski ambience and luxe accommodation make for a perfect getaway off the mountains. Dive in to the thriving foodie scene and cosy up with a fireside cocktail in your Uggs… heli-skiing optional.
Snuggle up next to on Lake Wakatipu at EICHARDT’S PRIVATE HOTEL, a 19th-century inn; eichardts.com
Tapas and Bollinger at EICHARDT’S BAR is an afternoon ritual as locals and adrenaline junkies dip just-baked sourdough into seafood chowder.
Take a FREE WALKING TOUR with a local guide who explains Maori culture, settler history and mountain country; free
showcases international snow/ ski/surf/skate culture. Grab edgy gear at ANGEL DIVINE the chill with UGG; ugg.com
A party town with every waterin watering hole within walking distance makes for brilli brilliant bar-hopping. Kick off with world-class cocktail cocktails at NO. 5 CHURCH LANE; n no5churchlane.com