Summer Activities

Queenstown Activities

The many attractions close to the Lodge include walking tracks, mountain trails, wineries, golf courses, cycling and mountain-biking routes (including the Queenstown Bike Park for the adventurous), art and craft galleries, four wheel drive tours and fly fishing.

The long summer days give all visitors the chance to explore this wonderful area. The mountains, rivers and lakes attract holiday makers intent on making the most of the settled warm weather… and after a day spent in the outdoors there is still plenty of time to relax, socialize and dine as the sun slowly sets about 10pm. The day time temperature is usually between 20-30degrees while at night, the clear skies mean cool temperatures and sound sleeping.

Summer Activities

Popular summer activities include:

  • visiting Walter Peak on the old steam boat “Earnslaw”;
  • visiting the many world class Central Otago vineyards;
  • visiting the old gold mining town of Arrowtown and the Arrowtown Museum;
  • playing golf on 5 world class golf courses nearby;
  • fishing for trout in the local rivers (guided or on your own);
  • climbing one of the stunning peaks you can see from the Lodge;
  • hiking one of the iconic tracks in the Fiordland and Mt Aspiring National Parks or walking the many trails in the Queenstown Wakatipu Basin;
  • cycling any number of fabulous local trails and the famous Otago Central Rail Trails
  • horse trekking;
  • being part of the Gibbston Valley Wine, Arrowtown Autumn, Winter or Jazz festivals;
  • visiting the many scene locations of the movie, Lord of the Rings;
  • the tranquil uphill Gondola ride and the thrilling downhill Luge tracks
  • visit some of the region’s fabulous restaurants and bars in Queenstown and Arrowtown and even our infamous Fergburger

For the more adventurous, there is also:

  • scenic helicopter flights to iconic destinations such as Milford Sound and Mt Aspiring, or in winter to one of the many alpine skiing locations;
  • 4-Wheel adventures;
  • white water rafting;
  • jet-boating on the Shotover or Kawarau rivers;
  • bungy-jumping at the infamous Kawarau River bridge;
  • downhill mountain-biking at the Queenstown Bike Park