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Melbourne, Australia
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Hi guys me and my partner are traveling to Queenstown and Wanaka mid August.We’re both first timers.Were planning on spending 3 nights in both places.Any advice on things that are a must do besides the skiing.Also thing to do in Wanaka??

What are the driving conditions like that time of year ??

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New Zealand
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for South Island, Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand, Tonga
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1. Re: Queenstown/Wanaka

have you looked up the trip advisor things to do - it really depends on your interests. but there is heaps to do

Arrowtown, New...
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2. Re: Queenstown/Wanaka

Welcome back, sorry that you werent able to make your original planned trip Easter 2020.

Anothet TA volunteer, GTS, gave you a good list then...

It doesn't take much to google 'things to do in Queenstown', and to get pages of ideas... but... in no particular order


Gondola & Luge

TSS Earnslaw cruise

Bungy jump

Ski/ snowboard


Eat - lots of restaurants


Winery visits

Gin tastings



Onsen hot pool

Horse riding

Zip lining

Ice bars

Hydra attack/ shark thing


Highlands Park - race car experiences

Gold panning

Para sailing

4x4 safaris up Skippers Canyon/ Macetown

Heli/ small plane flights

Day trip to Milford Sound

Southern Lights photography

Wanaka lavender farm

Salmon fishing


Wellness retreats

Visit seasonal markets

Edited: 31 May 2024, 09:53
Reply to: Queenstown/Wanaka
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