Queenstown, Arrowtown and Glenorchy have many activities and attractions.This is a helpful directory of website links for visiting New Zealand. Also included are activities and attractions of the Queenstown and Milford sounds area. These are a collection of recommendations you would receive from Nery and Michael, if you stayed at the Trelawn Riverside Bed and Breakfast.
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A charming village born in the 1860's gold rush period. It makes an interesting and relaxing ½ day trip and can include art galleries and the wineries as well.
For those young families with children specifically under 10 years of age. This is a list of things you can do in Queenstown.
If you intend to do some fly fishing it is suggested that you do some preparation, as the fishing is good but not easy. You can get a idea of what you may experience by viewing the videos in this link.
At the head of the lake and the entrance to ‘Paradise'. Wonderful walks and boat rides in magnificent scenery, 45 minutes from Queenstown. A good day trip.
Queenstown has a choice of 6 courses including the international course of Millbrook Resort and the world famous Kelvin Heights ( Queenstown Golf Club ).
Five main riding stables for all abilities including Moonlight Stables at Arrow Junction, Dart Stables at Glenorchy.
In the Queenstown and Wanaka area there are many jet boating options. Most can be included in a combination of activities.
Voted the most popular destination world wide. We can point out the differences. Doubtful can be seen as a day trip. However we feel the Overnight Cruise is the way to take it all in. Milford Sound can be seen in a half day trip, you would need to fly at least one way to do this. We can advise you on the transport options, as there are many.
Breath taking flights over snowy mountains, rivers, waterfalls, glaciers and Fiords. Often said to be the highlight of the holiday by guests. Trelawn has a Heli pad for those requiring it. Scenic flights to Milford by helicopter are possible from Trelawn.
Allow 2 – 2.5 hours, we consider this as a must see activity. Ideally arrive a hour before the show times. The entry fee includes a 40 minute Te Maori cultural show. Skyline Gondola take the ride up to the skyline restaurant and take in the breath taking view. You have the opportunity up there, to view the other Maori cultural Kiwi Haka Show and to experience the Skyline Luge. Lots of fun for the family.
Exciting excursion by four wheel drive into the remote and dramatic upper reaches of the Shotover river, and the ghost town of ‘Skippers'. Bungy jumping and white-water rafting has laterly made the Shotover river famous again.
A brief summary of the guided and unguided walks in this area. Heli hiking is a new option.
Rental Cars vs Taxis
Trelawn Place is 5 minutes out in the countryside. We are only a phone call away for a taxi, which will usually cost around NZ$20 - $25 Most of the major activities companies will pick you up from Trelawn Place. However, if you like countryside and pretty country roads, they are easier to see if you have your own car.
If you need a rental car:
Discovery Car Hire
Apex Rentals – This is who we use.
Jucy Rentals – A cheaper option.
Discount Rentals - Ideal if you are just staying in the Queenstown area.
- Travel maps and distances. South and North Islands
A Taxi from the Airport shouldn't cost you more than NZ$50 to get to Trelawn Place. The super shuttle is another option. Prices from the Airport are, Shared Ride – First Person $43 Shared Ride – Extra Person $7 Van Charter - $78
If you would like us to arrange for a taxi to meet you, please ask us.
If you need help to arrange something please contact us via our contact page. We will do the best that we can. If you are looking for a guide book for planning your trip, visit Guide Books for the overseas traveler on New Zealand.