IF YOU GO
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown qthotelsandresorts.com/queenstown/ 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.
43 Ballarat St, Queenstown ratadining.co.nz 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
160 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point onsen.co.nz 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.