IF YOU GO
The new lakeside hotel has 69 designer guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and inroom movies and 24-hour room service. Available until December 30, the Little Sassy Lotta Fun package includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for two at Bazaar Queenstown and a happy hour at Reds Bar of your choosing with 50 per cent off all drinks. It starts at $339 per night.
One of the best spots to sample regional fare. Relaxed restaurant it may be, but Rata’s reputation precedes it, so be sure to make a reservation.
ONSEN HOT POOLS
Book the Tandeki package for an hour in a private hot pool with Gibbston Valley wines and Whittakers chocolate. If they’re sold out, ask them to pop you on the waiting list as one-hour slots regularly become available.