Queenstown Itinerary for 4 Days : Ultimate Queenstown Travel Guide

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Day1 | Morning

Queenstown Skyline

Opening Hours: 9:00-24:00

Ticket Price: 44 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: 53 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300

The Sky Gondola sits on top of Bobt's Peak in Queenstown, a location overlooking downtown Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the mountains beyond. It takes about 10 minutes to walk from the city to the cable car ride point, and take the cable car in the southern hemisphere to the top of the mountain. The sightseeing corridor on the second floor offers a 270-degree panoramic view of the town, and the scenery at sunset is even more intoxicating. The Sky Cable Car is a highly comprehensive attraction. In addition to the view, there is also a very famous restaurant, Stratosfare Restaurant, which was once rated as "the best restaurant in the world" by the ABC.

Reviews from Real Guests:

Trip.com User: Queenstown Sky Cable Car, one of the must-see attractions, watching the scenery in the high air, has a shock! It is cold at night, it is recommended to wear more clothes, very fun, you can take pictures of the attractions!

Trip.com User: Recommended activities. Can climb the mountain to see a more beautiful scenery, but also can eat in the mountain cafeteria, the cable car time is not very long. Can buy a set of tickets with other activities. .

Day1 | Afternoon

Having the chance to enjoy the charming Queenstown Skyline, TSS Earnslaw - RealNZ next to it is another great place that you will never want to miss!

TSS Earnslaw - RealNZ

Opening Hours: All Year (except early June 2020 - early July 2020 for annual maintenance)

Ticket Price: 70 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 90-90 Minutes

Location: Steamer Wharf, Beach Street, Queenstown 9300

Known as the "Princess on the Lake", the TSS Earnslaw steamship (TSSEarnslaw) was born in 1912 - a golden age in the history of steamships including the world-famous cruise ship "Titanic" . Today, as a coal-fired ferry, she has sailed for 100 years and is a fascinating sight on Lake Wakatipu, transporting you back in time and enjoying the gorgeous European style of the early 20th century. During the voyage, you can lean on the railings on the deck and overlook the beautiful lakes and mountains of Queenstown. You can also climb the watchtower to steal the superb steering skills of the captain. You can also sneak into the steam boiler room to understand the operation principle of the steam engine.

Day1 | Evening

Looking for a bed nearby after finishing your journey at TSS Earnslaw - RealNZ? Hulbert House is one of your top choices.

Hulbert House

Hulbert House is a popular choice amongst travelers in Queenstown, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, car power charging station, daily housekeeping, fireplace, wheelchair accessible are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. The hotel offers various recreational opportunities. Hulbert House is an excellent choice from which to explore Queenstown or to simply relax and rejuvenate.

Day2 | Morning

Queenstown NZONE Skydive

Opening Hours: Open from 9:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 299 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-4 Hours

Location: 35 Shotover St, Queenstown

Queenstown is a paradise for extreme sports, how can you miss skydiving here. Skydive Queenstown Skydive is an exhilarating activity to enjoy the thrilling feeling. Let you have a unique and unforgettable experience.

Reviews from Real Guests:

5h3rr9: Send friends to parachute jump, I dare not go, found lavender flower fields while hanging around. Friends are very happy to parachute, and videos are recorded, which are memorable memories.

Trip.com User: It's exciting, worth a little high-altitude activity, and it's a must to try in Queenstown.

Day2 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at Queenstown NZONE Skydive, you can head to Walter Peak Farm, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

Walter Peak Farm

Opening Hours: 9:00-20:00

Ticket Price: 95 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 3-4 Hours

Location: 1 Mount Nicholas-Beach Bay Rd, Walter Peak 9793

Take the steamship Enslow from Queenstown, roaming the beautiful Lake Wakatipu, and the boat slowly sails to the Walter Plateau Ranch on the other side. The ranch, which opened in the mid-19th century, is a century-old ranch with a long history, where you can watch classic performances such as the sheep shearing show and the sheepdog show. The ranch tour comes with an authentic New Zealand afternoon tea, and you can also go horseback riding in the vast ranch or enjoy fragrant barbecue at your own expense. Let's go to the ranch and experience the tranquility of New Zealand's unique ranch!

Day2 | Evening

Don’t forget to book Hidden Lodge Queenstown in advance, because all the tourists head to Walter Peak Farm love staying at it.

Hidden Lodge Queenstown

Located in Sunshine Bay / Fernhill, Evergreen Lodge - Queenstown Boutique Hotel is a perfect starting point from which to explore Queenstown. Featuring a complete list of amenities, guests will find their stay at the property a comfortable one. To be found at the hotel are room service, meeting facilities, airport transfer, concierge, Wi-Fi in public areas. Each guestroom is elegantly furnished and equipped with handy amenities. Access to the hotel's sauna, steamroom, garden, golf course (within 3 km), massage will further enhance your satisfying stay. Convenience and comfort makes Evergreen Lodge - Queenstown Boutique Hotel the perfect choice for your stay in Queenstown.

Day3 | Morning

St Peter's Anglican Church

Opening Hours: Open from 9:00am-5:00pm

Ticket Price: 0 RMB

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-3 Hours

Location: 2 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

St. Peter's Church is an idyllic haven. The beautiful wood-beamed building, with its ingenious structure and windows inlaid with stained glass, was donated by a devout parishioner. Take a look at the cedar wood chanting platform, carved by AhTong who came to New Zealand in the 1870s. In the heart of Queenstown's shopping district and by the nearby lake, St Peters Church today is a beautiful, photogenic building set in a lawned park-like setting. The church is more than a hundred years old and contains some beautiful furniture inside, notably the carved eagle podium, a work completed in 1874 by a Chinese named A Tong. In memory of those who lost their lives in World War I. The text on the window tells the story of the Good Shepherd.

Day3 | Afternoon

After finishing the tour at St Peter's Anglican Church, you can head to AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungee Center, the most worth visiting place around the corner.

AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungee Center

Opening Hours: 9:00-17:30

Ticket Price: 205 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: State Highway 6, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown 9384

Bungee jumping is an insanely exciting high-altitude jumping activity with die-hard fans, and the craze started with jumping off the Kawarau Bridge in November 1988. The AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungy Centre is the birthplace of bungee jumping in the world and a very representative location for outdoor adventures in Queenstown. Under the Kawarau Bridge is the famous Kawarau River. There are many types of bungee jumping projects, and tourists can have personalized requirements. The staff will adjust the bungee rope according to your requirements, for example, tourists can choose whether to get wet or not.

Day3 | Evening

After visiting the glorious AJ Hackett Kawarau Bridge Bungee Center, Shotover Country Cottages nearby is the best place to stay.

Shotover Country Cottages

Featuring free WiFi, Shotover Country Cottages offers accommodation in Lower Shotover. Queenstown is 10 km from the property. Free private parking is available on site. All units are air conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV. Some units include a dining area and/or balcony. There is also a kitchenette, fitted with an oven and microwave. A toaster and fridge are also provided, as well as a kettle. Each unit is equipped with a private bathroom with a bath or shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Towels are available. Shotover Country Cottages also includes a sun terrace. A selection of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and hiking. Wanaka is 44 km from Shotover Country Cottages.

Day4 | Morning

Kiwi Park

Opening Hours: Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Ticket Price: 60 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 Hours

Location: Upper, Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand

The kiwi, the national bird of New Zealand, can be seen in the garden. Since the kiwi is a nocturnal animal, the hut where the kiwi is raised is pitch-dark. After the eyes adjust to the darkness, you can carefully appreciate the kiwi's posture. Photography and photography are prohibited during the visit, and you need to speak softly.

Day4 | Afternoon

Now we come to another great highlight in the city: Shotover Jet.

Shotover Jet

Opening Hours: Open from 10:00am-4:00pm

Ticket Price: 159 NZD

Recommended Length of Stay: 1.5-1.5 Hours

Location: 3 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9371

ShotoverJet is located in the famous Shotover Canyon, and is also the jet boat that traverses the river, which has welcomed 3 million tourists since 1970. The 'Red Passion' yachts built in Queenstown are specifically designed for production in the Chateauva River Valley, each with a capacity of 14 passengers. This high-speed and maneuverable speedboat is powered by two 350Mercruiser V8 supercharged engines to provide 700 horsepower, and is propelled, steered and controlled by two Hamilton 212 jets. These unique devices and designs allow the speedboat to gallop on a river with a depth of only 10 cm at a speed of 85 kilometers per hour, allowing you to experience a unique and difficult 360-degree circle on the spot. From the moment you step on the accelerator, the adrenaline will be at its peak as you're cruising through the water at breakneck speeds and it feels like the boat is out of the water. With clear white water rapids crashing against the precipitous rocks, skilled professional drivers will traverse the various rapids of the Shotover River at high speed, perform various stunts against rock walls, and do 85 kilometers at high speed. A difficult 360-degree turn.

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