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48 Hours In Queenstown

We love Queenstown in springtime. We love Queenstown in the fall. We love Queenstown in the winter when it’s the best place to be in New Zealand. You can go from adrenaline-fuelled fun in the a.m to a vineyard tour at lunch and soaking in a scenic hot tub by sundown. Yep, Queenstown is one versatile holiday hub.

Known for being New Zealand’s adventure capital, Queenstown is the ultimate all-year-round getaway. It’s just a skip, jump and a hop from Aussie and a measly two-hour flight from Auckland, so it would be criminal not to check it out at some point.

Although you’ll probably want to set up camp and stay there forever, Queenstown is definitely a place you could tackle in a blissful two days. From braving it on the bungy to eating epic burgers and discovering some seriously world-class vino, here’s how you should spend 48 hours in Queenstown.


7pm Ideally you want to touch down in this pretty town in the arvo, but if you can’t slip away from the office, Air New Zealand offer night-time flights from Auckland. The approach towards the airport has been dubbed as one of the most stunning in the world. You fly through snow-capped mountains, massive lakes and meandering rivers—it’s nothing short of majestic. Once you land, it’s time to check into one of the ten snazzy suites at The Spire. Hidden down Church Lane, this hotel is off the charts. Your suite will be decked out in 5-star luxury—a super king bed, a roaring fire and a large balcony for breathing in the fresh, alpine air.

8pm Before you dive into bed, wander downstairs for a bite to eat at The Spire’s restaurant, No5 Church Lane. Renowned for its world-class cocktail list, top-notch service and mezze-style cuisine, this restaurant will set the scene for your Queenstown trip via addictive roast beetroot falafel and a cocktail or two.

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