Queenstown Gardens is a beautiful place on a nice day to take a picnic and relax in the sunshine. There are hundreds of native bushes and trees to look at as you take a leisurely stroll through the grounds, and if you want to burn off some of that lunch - there are lots of frisbee baskets for you to play disc golf in (you can hire frisbees for just a few dollars from most hostels/sports stores in town)
A pleasant stroll through the botanic gardens is the perfect way to wind down after a morning of adrenaline rushing activities. During my visit in the middle of summer, I loved the shade of the towering trees, the scent of honeysuckle and magnolias, and the endless spanse of grass and slopes along the lakefront, where you can picnic, read, suntan, or just sit and daydream as you gaze over the lake and Remarkables mountain range. You can also walk along to the end of the gardens and follow the trails that wind along the lakefront.