5QUEENSTOWN,

WAYS TO CHILL OUT IN

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - Travel -

NZ

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.

Take a FREE WALK­ING TOUR with a lo­cal guide who ex­plains Maori cul­ture, set­tler his­tory and moun­tain coun­try; free Snug­gle up next to on Lake Wakatipu at E

show­cases in­ter­na­tional snow/ ski/surf/skate cul­ture. Grab edgy gear at AN­GEL DI­VINE the chill with UGG; ugg.com

PIG & HEN bracelet, $89.95, pi­gand­hen.com.au BI­OL­OGY Pure Hy­dra­tion Sham­poo an­dan Con­di­tioner, $27 each, bi­ol­o­gysk bi­ol­o­gyskin.com GOPROGOP cam­era,cam $299.95,$299 go­pro.com­go­pro.

Tapas and Bollinger at EICHARDT’S BAR is an af­ter­noon rit­ual as lo­cals and adren­a­line junkies dip just-baked sour­dough into seafood chow­der.

AF­TER­NOONS WITH AL­BERT cord wal­let, $75, af­ter­noons with­al­bert.com.au SUPERGA shoes, $89.95, glue­store.com.au

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

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