• What to pack

    For Autumn and Winter:

    1. Warm and comfortable clothing – full-length trousers (jeans, hikingor lounging trousers), warm sweater, and thermal wear
    2. Extra pair of thick socks, a wool hat, a warm scarf or a rain- and windproof jacket
    3. Sturdy shoes with a low heel
    4. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen

    For Spring and Summer:

    1. Basic rainproof jacket
    2. Light, airy clothing ­– blouses, t-shirts and jeans
    3. Comfortable shoes
    4. Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
    5. Beach wear – tank tops, shorts, swimwear, slippers
  • Our Hotels

  • Skyline Queenstown’s Stargazing

    Take the journey up the Skyline Gondola for a once-in-a-lifetime stargazing experience to a 'hidden world' invisible to the naked eye. Kids will love the interpretations of the constellations from experienced stargazing guides, using quality telescopes to look deep into the galaxy. View an amazing array of stunning sights - from the iconic Southern Cross, to nebulas, planets, the Milky Way and other galaxies.

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  • Maori Culture Queenstown

    The culture of the indigenous Maori people is infused with a vibrancy and strength that will captivate you and your kids. Soak in the atmosphere with numerous Maori performance troupes, taking your pick from energetic Kapa Haka performances, fascinating cultural shows and sumptuous hangi feasts. Get acquainted with the best of New Zealand through the beautiful culture of the Maori.

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  • Queenstown by Horseback

    With a backdrop of dramatic, jagged mountains and pristine rivers and lakes, there’s no better way for kids to explore the countryside, farms, and stations in the region than on horseback. Horse riding is the ideal way to venture into more rural areas of Queenstown and to experience the heartlands intimately.

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  • Dorothy Browns Cinema Queenstown

    Dorothy Browns, located in historic Arrow town, is an iconic boutique cinema and a must for a family activity in Queenstown! Watch a movie in style – you'll love this enticing environment with huge, comfy seats. Movies are shown daily with a wonderful selection for the whole family on offer during school holidays, including latest releases and in 3D. Most movies have an intermission –a great time for kids to get a break, and for you to order a cheeseboard to be waiting for you at half-time.

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  • Scenic Sights Tour of Queenstown

    This guided tour will take you on a drive through Queenstown’s best scenery, and even let the kids try out gold panning! Get your cameras ready, because you will also pass by Lord of the Rings filming locations, a lavender farm, and the historic Arrow town. Finally, be awed by the panoramic views of Skippers Canyon, overlooking the Shotover river which was once known as "the richest river in the world".

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  • 360° Virtual Reality Queenstown

    Step into new dimensions and experience worlds without limits! From fighting intergalactic wars on alien planets, to defending your castle from angry trolls or skiing down huge mountains, give your kids an entertainment experience that’s out of this world. 360° Virtual Reality’s VR technology allows you to see, move and feel exciting scenarios in a completely immersive and realistic way.

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  • Shotover Canyon Swing Queenstown

    Jump from the immense 109-metre high platform, free fall alongside the cliff face for 60metres then swing in the Shotover Canyon Swing for another 200 metres. With over 70 jump styles the choice is yours – for a fun family experience together, try a tandem jump with parents and kids! Non-jumpers can also watch the fun and capture unforgettable memories from the spectator platform.

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  • Remarkable Park Town Centre

    Holiday shopping is fun anywhere in the world, and while in Queenstown a trip to Remarkables Park Town Centre is a must. Browse, eat and relax in this unique shopping and dining area, which makes the most of its stunning location beneath the majestic Remarkables mountain range.

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  • Public Kitchen and Bar Queenstown

    Treat the kids to a lakeside dining experience at Public Kitchen and Bar, the closest restaurant to the water! Enjoy casual, in- or outdoor family dining, serving good, honest kiwi fare that's designed to be shared, with a large menu of treats to tempt all palates! As you enjoy their delectable desserts, watch the steamship TSS Earnslaw come and go across the lake to top off your meal.

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  • Chipmunks Playland and Café Queenstown

    The spacious Chipmunks Playland & Café offers unlimited play for kids up to 11 years old. There is a childcare option for parents to leave the kids in good hands and go shopping, or relax with a coffee in the cafes around the area. There are dedicated Age Zones and activities catering to children of all ages, letting them play imaginatively in a safe and engaging space.

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  • FINZ Seafood & Grill Queenstown

    This classic restaurant offers premium grilled steaks and lamb, a wide variety of the freshest seafood options, delicious kids' combo meals, and superb desserts to top it all off. Enjoy its great waterfront location where diners can watch the TSS Earnslaw head off on its evening cruise. FINZ is a true family-friendly zone - offering great value, healthy and hearty meals, super-friendly staff and a casual atmosphere.

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  • Balls and Bangles

    Treat the kids to fresh, handmade donut balls topped and filled with amazing flavours. Pair it with one of the store’s decadent milkshakes with unique flavours such as Fluffy Unicorn and Kernel Caramel. For parents, be sure to try the award-winning Orb coffee, or the freshly baked bagel sandwiches.

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  • Muskets and Moonshine

    Step back in time to the gold-mining days of early Queenstown at the old-timey Muskets and Moonshine. Their menu is packed with food that will appeal to everyone, from feasts of sticky ribs and hot chicken wings to seafood paella, plus a separate children's menu. To keep the kids entertained, colouring sheet and vintage board games are available for use as you dine.

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  • Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road

    Holiday Inn Queenstown Frankton Road is a contemporary hotel offering value and a wide range of facilities to become your home away from home. Make use of our complimentary city shuttle which operates 12 round trips per day. Savour the hotel restaurant’sspecial cuisines and take advantage of Holiday Inn's® signature Kids Stay and Eat Free® programme, for kids aged 12 and under.

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