6 luxury activities for a girls’ getaway in Queenstown

From the moment I land in Queenstown, I’m hit with an overwhelming sense of excitement. Soaring white-capped mountains greet me as I step out of the plane. There is a majestic ambience blanketing Queenstown, it’s easy to see I’m going to have a good time here. While it’s not my first time in Queenstown, this time is going to be different, this time I’ve bought along four of my closest girlfriends for a much needed girls’ getaway and the itinerary comprises of nothing more than good food, good wine, pampering and relaxation.

As a tourist mecca, Queenstown is known for its outdoor pursuits, enticing seasoned globetrotters after an adrenaline fix. As such, Queenstown may not be high on the list for a girls’ trip but as we soon discovered, Queenstown is dedicated to providing impeccable service and attention to detail, delivers some of the world’s best wines and is rich with natural beauty. Queenstown is a luxury travelers dream destination and the perfect town for a getaway with the girls. Below are the 6 luxury things to do on a girls’ getaway in Queenstown.

Amisfield Winery & Bistro

High on the list of any travelers Queenstown itinerary, globally recognized Amisfield Winery & Bistro, is a stunning example of New Zealand hospitality. The remote and striking location overlooking Lake Hayes and the surrounding mountains sets the scene. Food and wine is served inside an iconic stone building or in the courtyard, where you can enjoy the idyllic surrounds. Book ahead for the ‘Trust the Chef’ signature menu and settle in with your girls’ for a long lunch, sampling some of the regions finest seasonal produce.

The Spa at Millbrook

For an unrivaled pampering experience, spend a day at the Millbrook spa. Epitomizing rest and relaxation, The Spa at Millbrook has regularly been named as a top hotel spa in the world. Idyllically positioned to ensure views of the mountains, treat yourselves to leading edge treatments in surrounds of tranquility and serenity. Lounge between treatments in the relaxation rooms sipping Champagne.

Wine tasting

A classic Queenstown wine trail is the perfect way to spend a day. Queenstown is home to a plethora of vineyards and wineries producing world-class wines in beautiful locations. Visit the vast array of wineries sampling local cheeses and a variety of internationally acclaimed wines. Some of the many wineries, famous for their Pinot Noirs and not to miss include, Gibbston Valley Winery, Peregrine Winery and Chard Farm.

Gibbston Valley Winery

Onsen Hot Pools

Soak in natural hot pools, sipping champagne while completely immersed within Queenstown’s spectacular scenery. Views over the Shotover River canyon are simply magical, particularly on snowy days. This indulgent experience promises to leave you completely relaxed. These private indoor hot pools are the perfect place to spend time catching up with your friends.

Break One Clay Target Sports

Not your typical girls’ getaway activity, clay bird shooting is a sure fire way to get the adrenaline pumping and the girls giggling. Break One Clay Target Sports offer professional instructors at an exclusive range. Family run, the team at Break One Clay Target Sports is passionate about providing an unforgettable experience.

The Remarkable Sweet Shop

No female can leave Queenstown without visiting The Remarkable Sweet Shop. Stocking New Zealand’s largest selection confectionary including their world famous fudge. The perfect treat for yourself and your girlfriends!

Lizi Oldham is the Digital Marketing Manager at Amazing Accom.

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Comments (2)

  1. Rekha says:

    Hey Lizi,

    That’s great you have mentioned activities for girls as being a girl I always look for some luxury activities that can make my trip more enjoyable.

    Having Spa treatment is one of them that I always prefer to have if I go anywhere… :)

  2. Brianna says:

    Wine and spa are my idea of a fantastic time anywhere and these look like a great way to unwind after any adventure activities.

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