5 Reasons to spend Spring in Queenstown

Queenstown is known as New Zealand’s best Winter destination, and aptly so, but what most don’t know is that it is just as good in Spring! Queenstown comes to life in Spring with the best of Summer and Winter combined, and not to mention our world class ski fields and stunning mountain and lake vistas.

We have put together 5 reasons why Queenstown should be at the top of your must-visit list this Spring.

Queenstown Blossom

Take a walk and enjoy the changing temperatures, colours and scents as winter makes way for Spring and Queenstown comes into bloom. Head to the Queenstown Gardens considered the “crown jewel of Queenstown reserves” and enjoy the sights and smells of Spring.


Biking & Hiking

Biking and Hiking trails that are closed over Winter, open and welcome travellers to experience Queenstown’s diverse geography and alpine settings. Whether it be an adrenaline ride down the Skyline hill bike trail or a weekend walk taking you deep into Queenstown’s untouched back country.


Bluebird Days on the mountain:

The beginning of Spring welcomes warmer temperatures which only make days up the mountain even more irresistible. With the Queenstown ski season generally going right through to early October experiencing the mountain scene in Spring is a must! The warmer temperatures bring with them softer snow and bluebird days, no dorky thermals necessary!


Longer days

While Queenstown is generally done at full pace, with longer days/ daylight hours there is no rush. You can start your morning up the mountain and end your day with an afternoon round of golf, fitting more of the countless activities Queenstown has to offer into one day.


Al Fresco Dining

The warmer temperatures that Spring brings mean Queenstown’s local restaurants begin to open their doors and spread outside for Al Fresco Dining. In true kiwi style maybe get some fish n chips head to Queenstown Bay and enjoy your dinner while watching the sunset over Lake Wakatipu.  


Home to award winning food and wine along with being NZ’s Adventure Capital you would be missing out if you didn’t experience Queenstown in Spring

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