Queenstown, New Zealand

Things to Do

Central Otago is a tourism hub, offering stunning views, adventure activities, nature tours and diverse experiences. Most activities can be experienced all year round and there are plenty of things to do if you enjoy the great outdoors, superb food and wine, and a more relaxed pace. 

There is so much to choose from on land, lake or in the air, and if you love golf, biking, walking, sailing and fishing you will love the opportunities Queenstown and Arrowtown have to offer.

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These are just a few of my favourite activities and restaurants nearby. You may wish to book ahead to avoid disappointment. Please e mail if you would like me to arrange these for you. We can help you get the best rates and/or the best table!

Just let me know preferred times and dates and I can help you sort out the rest.

Some ideas

  • A drive to Glenorchy where much of the Lord of the Rings was filmed.
  • A walk around Mt Crichton 3 hours.
  • A stroll beside the Arrow River 1hour via the Chinese Settlement.
  • A bike ride through the Gibbston Vineyards. Try a Brennan Wine pinot noir or get some cheese from Gibbston Vally cheese shop.
  • A drive to Milford Sound full day activity.
  • A drive over to Wanaka via the Alpine Road stopping at the iconic Cardrona Hotel for a coffee or such in the beer garden.
  • Visit Dorothy Browns Boutique Cinema in Arrowtown. A real night out at the movies with wine and cheese and an intermission.


Hire our quality mountain bikes and cycle sections of the over 100km of the Wakatipu Trail between Queenstown and Arrowtown which is located at the entrance of the property. Walk the trail or stroll into Arrowtown, Millbrook, Walnut Cottage or Amisfield vineyard.


Ski the 4 local ski fields - Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona and Treble Cone.

Coronet Peak

 The Remarkables Cardrona Treble Cone

Wine Taste

Wine taste at Gibbston Valley or Bannockburn.

Otago Wines


Play 5 very attractive golf courses: Millbrook, The Hills, Arrowtown, Jacks Point or Queenstown Golf Club.

MillbrookThe Hills

Get the adrenalin pumping

There's plenty to choose from - jet boat, white water rafting or numerous bungy jumps to name but a few.

Shotover Jet  Queenstown Rafting AJ Hackett

Outdoor pursuits

Get out there! Horse trekking, mountain biking, scenic flights, tramp some of the worlds finest trails... if you're not feeling that energetic take a hot air balloon usually departing from just below your accommodation.

High Country Horses Skyline Mountain Biking Scenic Flights Sunrise Balloons

Cruise the Lake

Go aboard the old lady of the lake The TSS Earnslaw or Million Dollar Cruise around the Peninsula.

Real Journeys Million Dollar Cruises

Visit Arrowtown

Visit the Chinese settlement and boutique cinema in Arrowtown or sample a variety of the fantastic restaurants Arrowtown has to offer.


Queenstown Gondola

Take a gondola ride to Skyline.

Skyline Queenstown

Further afield

Experience Millford/Doubtful Sound via Te Anau.

Visit Wanaka whilst passing through to the West Coast and Glaciers. or Glenorchy on the road to Paradise.

Go to Dunedin via the Central Otago Rail Trail and see the amazing wildlife that the Catlins has to offer along the Southern Scenic Route to Invercargill.

Otago Central Rail Trail

I hope that this gives you a few ideas of things to do during your stay. It’s only a taster there is plenty more. Just ask if you want information on anything else!