Insider’s guide to Queenstown
are plenty of activities within the township itself and nearby that are not focused on international tourists.
The myth that Queenstown only offers adrenalin-inducing and wallet-emptying activities is now officially ‘‘busted’’.
Frisbee golf: Free if you bring your own frisbee.
Queenstown Ice Arena: Adult $17, child $12, child under-4 $5; family (two adults and two children) $49; all prices include an all-day pass and skate hire. See queenstownicerink.co.nz, ph 03 441 8000.
Caddyshack City: Adult $19, child $12. Ph 03 442 6642.
Alpine Aqualand: Casual swim $8 (adult), senior/ beneficiary $4.50, child $3; hydroslide $2; toddler and adult, $6. See lakesleisure.co.nz.
Roadside encounter: Sarah Bond meets Julien Bourdeau at the start of the Skippers Canyon Rd.
Trying her hand: Sarah Bond plays a long round of mini-golf at Caddyshack City, an indoor golf centre.