As the temperatures start to drop and the leaves begin to change colours, autumn is the perfect time to plan a family getaway to Queenstown, New Zealand. Whether you’re looking for outdoor adventures, family-friendly attractions, or delicious food, Queenstown has something for everyone. Here are some of the top family-friendly activities to do while staying at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Queenstown.
Visit the Kiwi Birdlife Park
The Kiwi Birdlife Park is a must-visit attraction for families visiting Queenstown. The park is home to a variety of native New Zealand birds and animals, including Kiwis, Tuataras, and Keas. Visitors can take a guided tour, watch feeding sessions, and even see Kiwis up close in their nocturnal house. It’s a fun and educational experience for both kids and adults.
Ride the Skyline Gondola
The Skyline Gondola is a fun and thrilling ride that takes visitors up to the top of Bob’s Peak. At the top, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of Queenstown and the surrounding mountains. There are also a variety of activities to enjoy, including a Luge track, stargazing tour, and mountain biking. With the Crowne Plaza’s central location, it’s easy to get to and from the gondola.
Arrowtown is a charming historic town just a short drive or bus ride from Queenstown. It’s a great place to take a leisurely stroll, explore the quaint shops and learn about the gold rush history of the area. Kids will love panning for gold at the Lakes District Museum and the whole family will enjoy the delicious food at the town’s cafes and restaurants.
Take a Cruise on Lake Wakatipu
Step outside of Crowne Plaza Queenstown and you’ll find yourself at Lake Wakatipu, one of Queenstown’s most iconic landmarks. To truly experience the beauty of this natural wonder, nothing beats a relaxing cruise. With a variety of options to choose from, including scenic and dinner cruises, you’re sure to find one that suits your preferences. For kids, the boat ride is an adventure they’ll cherish, as they get to witness the stunning scenery up close.
Disc Golf in Queenstown
If you’re looking for a fun outdoor activity to enjoy with your family during the school holidays, why not try out disc golf? Queenstown has several disc golf courses, including the Queenstown Gardens course, which is located right in the heart of town.
Disc golf is similar to traditional golf, but instead of hitting a ball into a hole, players throw a frisbee or “disc” into a target basket. It’s a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Queenstown.
If you’re looking to visit Queenstown in Autumn, be sure to take advantage of our Family Getaway Package, which includes daily breakfast and a free frisbee for everyone. This is a great way to get started with disc golf and have some family fun together.
Autumn in Queenstown is a wonderful time to plan a family getaway. With a variety of family-friendly activities, delicious food and beautiful scenery, there’s something for everyone. With the convenience of the Crowne Plaza’s central location, it’s easy to explore all that the region has to offer. So why wait? With a range of autumn offers on now, book your stay at the Crowne Plaza and start planning your family adventure today.