Holidays with the family and kids in Queenstown NZ
Queenstown is the perfect destination for your next family holiday with activities and attractions galore to keep the kids amused. During the winter months Queenstown comes alive with skiers and snowboarders from around the globe visiting the slopes of the Remarkables and Coronet Peak ski fields. Both offer dedicated learners areas as well as exhilarating runs catering for all ages and abilities and are within a 30 minute drive from Queenstown.
The family friendly Cardrona ski field is also close by. Most families stay in great local holiday lodgings where there is a huge variety of styles to choose from to suit all types of budgets. Ski holiday packages including ski hire, lift passes, lessons and accommodation can be booked through our experienced travel agents and there are regular deals and specials to save you money. Hotels that cater for families include Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown, Novotel Queenstown Lakeside and Scenic Hotel A-Line Hotel. Self Contained apartments can be found at Breakfree, Oaks and Peppers properties giving you more space to relax with your own kitchen and laundry, just like you are at home. Queenstown is a popular holiday destination for families throughout the year because it is so central to everything.
While in Queenstown, make time to take the family on the Gondola up to the Skyline Luge, an adrenalin rush the whole family will enjoy from the young ones through to the grandparents. There are great views from the top, shops, eateries and chair lifts to take you back to the top for another ride. Sometimes in winter it even snows up here. Other activities in Queenstown not to miss are the tour aboard the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, ice skating, a dip in the hot pools and a ride on the Shotover jet. Day tours from Queenstown can be taken to the old gold mining settlement of Arrowtown, Mystical Milford Sound or Wanaka when you have discovered everything in Queenstown. There are over 100 restaurants to choose from in Queenstown and a large majority of these cater for family meals.
Wander the streets of this beautiful town to discover a wide range of cafes, restaurants and takeaway outlets of all types along with excellent reserves along the waterfront for picnics and playtime. A holiday in Queenstown with the kids will be a great way to earn you brownie points, while you get to enjoy yourself as well, the perfect family holiday.