Why You Need A Holiday To Queenstown

“I was bored in Queenstown” said no one ever.

The adventure capital of the world, a picturesque paradise, a partygoer’s playground, and a food scene that won’t disappoint. If it’s not already, Queenstown should be at the top of your travel list. Plus, with our Plugged IN rewards programme we’re making it easy to get there.

For the adrenaline junkie

Whether you’re a seasoned thrill seeker or just want to try out the daredevil lifestyle, Queenstown is the place to be. You can jump from a bridge, or out of a plane; speed through Shotover River by jet boat; see the mountains up close with some rock climbing; or conquer the alps by skis and snowboard!

Our top pick of the lot is Cardrona ski field. It’s a short drive away from central Queenstown and, having been voted New Zealand’s Riders choice for the past three years, it’s a must have on your to-do list. As an alpine resort that is renowned among skiers and snowboarders alike, boasting wide slopes and plenty of dry snow, it’s a winter wonderland you can’t afford to miss.

For those with good taste (literally)

Your inner foodie won’t be disappointed by the choice of world-class restaurants that boast top New Zealand chefs, as well as food and wine lists that have won many awards and accolades. Queenstown’s restaurant line-up is a culmination of freshlocal ingredients, menus inspired by the South and postcard perfect views.

But you haven’t really visited Queenstown unless you’ve had a famous Ferg Burger. You’ll want to go back a second-time, but because you can’t eat burgers all day every day (or can you?), there’s also top notch bakeries, authentic pizza places, tasty taco joints, and ice creameries to fuel your stay in NZ’s little slice of paradise.

Queenstown and the surrounding areas aren’t called the ‘Valley of Vines’ for no good reason, so if relaxing with a wine glass in hand is your idea of the perfect getaway, you’re in the right place. As the gateway to the Central Otago region, known for producing some of the world’s best Pinot Noir, Queenstown has over 200 vineyards throughout the region, truly making it a wine lovers’ destination.

Queenstown for everyone

And, after all the above, if you still have the energy, Queenstown has a nightlife that promises good drinks, good music and of course a crazy backdrop for you to party to your heart’s content. Queenstown’s been described as a verb as well as a noun because it’s a place just as much as it is an action-packed adventure.

Make sure you’re heading there soon by building up your Plugged IN Rewards points for an epic Queenstown adventure.

For more information on our Travel Club Queenstown trip go to www.ideal.co.nz/queenstown