We spent the last week of our 1-month-leave in Queenstown, New Zealand; thanks to the buy-1-get-1-free special deal from Jetstar. I have actually been to the north island NZ several times for work and some additional long weekends, but this would be my first time to visit the south island. We went in mid-June, around the start of the southern hemisphere winter.
Onsen Hot Pools Experience – Queenstown, New Zealand
There’s no better time and place to relax, than at the Onsen Hot Pools on the last day of our visit to Queenstown, New Zealand. After a week full of activities and excursions, including the Shotover Jet power boat ride, a helicopter ride to the mountains, a road trip to Lake Tekapo, and the Milford Sound flight, we have decided to spend our last day in Queenstown relaxing, bathing in the hot pool.
Milford Sound by Plane (Fly-Cruise-Fly) – Air Milford & Southern Discoveries
Don’t be like us. Book your Milford Sound tour early!
They say visiting Milford Sound is an essential experience when visiting Queenstown. Our mistake was we booked the Milford Sound tour last minute (late in the day before). We found 3 or 4 bus tours that we might have chosen to go to Milford Sound with, however all these tours were completely booked out. In our Queenstown trip, most days were cloudy except for that day we chose to go to Milford Sound on. This is likely why that day has been booked out everywhere.
Helicopter Ride in Queenstown – Alpine Snow Landing – helitours.co.nz
Since both of us have never been on a helicopter ride before, we have decided to go with the Alpine Snow Landing excursion, by helitours.co.nz in our Queenstown trip.
Shotover Jet Queenstown Experience – Photos & Videos
As part of our 8-day trip in Queenstown, New Zealand, our friends and people we met in Queenstown recommended us to experience the Shotover Jet excursion. At first we thought this is just another powerboat ride, looking at Queenstown sceneries and whatnot. We did not do any research before but decided to just go for it on our 2nd day in Queenstown.