With countless beach trips under your belt, it’s time to shake things up! Ditch the swimmers, pack some warm winter woollies and head across to New Zealand for a week of snow-side adventure. To tell you why snow trips are the new beach holiday, the experts at Topdeck Travel have created a list of must-do activities for the adrenaline adventure capital, Queenstown.
DROP THE SURFBOARD AND PICK UP SOME SKIS
Forget packing the surfboard and test your sporty skills on the slopes. The Remarkables ski zone has skiing and snowboard trails for all levels and comes with Go-Pro worthy views just a short walk from the chairlift.
FROM SUNSET SESSIONS TO APRES SKI
When the night falls, head indoors and get acquainted with the winter way of drinking – après ski. For a casual drink or two, visit a cosy wine bar or chill out at a friendly pub. Or if you still have energy to burn join a pub crawl, get bar-hopping in Central Queenstown and hit the dancefloor! With over 150 bars to choose from, you won’t be short of options to choose from.
HOLIDAY COOKING CLASS? NO WAY – TRY YOUR HAND AT THESE HEART-RACING ACTIVITIES
Skiing? Check. Snowboarding? Check. When you’ve done the basics it’s time to pump up the adrenaline and find out why Queenstown is the adrenaline capital of the world. Swing your way through a canyon from 109m high platform, skydive and taking in the breath-taking scenery of snowy peaks and rolling hills, bungy jump at the highest jump in the southern hemisphere or get your water fix with a jet boat tour – the choices are endless.
FINE DINING TO NEXT LEVEL FAST FOOD
If you’re not into fine dining, have no fear – New Zealand takes up a notch even the most humble burger and fries combo. One of these is the institution, Fergburger. With almost 30 types of burgers on the menu, it’s been dubbed to have the best burgers in the world so get there early to beat the queues.
FORGET THE BEACH SIDE MASSAGES AND TAKE A DIP IN THE HOT POOLS
Top off a day of adrenaline or ease those sore muscles from days of ski-action by taking a dip at Queenstown’s warm Onsen Hot Pool. With stunning views of mountain landscapes and fresh mountain air, it’s sure to recharge your batteries ready for the next adventure.
Topdeck Travel offers a 7-day Ski New Zealand trip to make the planning completely hassle-free! The days are free to plan as you want – take up an optional sightseeing activity to Milford Sound, choose to stay indoors for a few drinks at the bar or be on the slopes all day, the choice is yours.Sydney Unleashed is one of Australia’s premier entertainment publications exploring the latest in lifestyle trends. From Sydney’s finest restaurants, cafes and bars to the hottest in gadgets, products, and home entertainment, Sydney Unleashed is your one-stop lifestyle platform.