Queenstown For Families

Queenstown for Families.






Whether it’s for the school holidays or a long weekend, there is plenty of fun family activities in Queenstown to keep everyone entertained.

As one of the top hotels in Queenstown, we have created the ultimate Queenstown Family Guide to help you get the most out of your stay.

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Family Friendly Queenstown Activities

Queenstown is often considered the adventure capital of New Zealand but what are the best spots to take the whole family? Explore our list of activities that will cater to everyone big and small. These are just some of the great things to do in Queenstown.

All ages
Skyline Gondola – the best views in Queenstown.
Arrowtown – a historic gold rush village with no shortage of activities.
Around the Basin Bike Tours – explore over 100km of beautiful trails. Children’s bike seats and trailers available.
Queenstown Ice Arena – what better place to learn how to ice skate than Queenstown? A great option for any wet weather days.
Queenstown beach – skim stones, have a swim or even have a picnic. Located just minutes from the town centre, lakeside in Queenstown Bay.

Ages 6-8
The Luge – jump on your specialised Luge cart, select your track, then zoom down the Luge tracks.
Shotover Jet – twist through the narrow canyons at breathtaking speeds.
Nomad 4WD Safaris – true off-roading by quad bike or 4WD vehicle.
Ziptrek Ecotours – spectacular adventure through the forest canopy.
Onsen Hot Pools – take a step back, take in your surroundings and relax.
Sunrise Balloons – hot air balloon over the beautiful city of Queenstown.

Ages 8+
Escape Quest – find your way out of the puzzle/room by solving clues and finding your escape, all in less than an hour!
Game Over QT – whether it’s lazer tag, the arcade or go karting, some great indoor activities await for those rainy days.
AJ Hackett Bungy, Ziplines and Swings – for the true adrenaline children! Ages vary per activity with the zipline 8 years minimum and selected bungys 10 years minimum.

Alternatively, if you would like some time to explore Queenstown by yourself to check out the beautiful vineyards and have some well deserved time out, Thrill Zone offer an entertainment and care service for children aged 4-13. Open 10am-10pm 7 days a week and services available hourly, for a half day or full day.

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family queenstown activities school holidays
Spring Queenstown shotover jet

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Family Friendly Restaurants in Queenstown

Queenstown has an amazing array of restaurants that caters to all tastes and budgets. Take a look at some of the great options our team as pulled together that are perfect for the whole family.

Our restaurant threesixty offers a great selection of bar bites that can be enjoyed in the lounge bar.

Spring Queenstown dining

threesixty restaurant

Enjoy incredible views of Lake Wakitipu and sample fresh local options, including some great classic dishes.

Queenstown summer dining


Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in one of Queenstown’s favourites. Receive a warm welcome and expect high-quality and quantity.

Spring Queenstown dining


Enjoy fantastic New Zealand fish and chips with a great lake view at FINZ. We recommend it for a nice casual meal.

Queenstown summer dining

Skyline Queenstown

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch or dinner at Skyline’s panoramic Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, located at the top of the Gondola.

Queenstown summer dining


Queenstown Gourmet Pizza Bar & Restaurant since forever!! Enjoy a relaxed, fun dining experience with everything from pizza, salad to steak.

Queenstown summer dining

Pub on Wharf

Queenstown’s home of live music, no meals over $20 and Mac’s naturally brewed beers served in their famous superior pints!

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Hotel Rooms

At Crowne Plaza Queenstown you can enjoy stunning views overlooking The Remarkables mountain range and the stunning Lake Wakatipu.

We are a 4 Star+ Qualmark-rated hotel with 139 rooms. All rooms have a private balcony and include luxury bedding, Wi-Fi, television, ensuite, complimentary amenities and refreshment facilities including tea and coffee maker.

Available room types:

Deluxe Suite
Lakeview Room
Balcony View Room
Mountain View Room
Courtyard View Room
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Crowne Plaza Queenstown Features

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Unlimited internet for all IHG Rewards Customers
All rooms feature a private balcony or courtyard
threesixty restaurant
Valet parking
Baggage storage
Leisure concierge and tour desk
24-hour business centre
Dry cleaning and laundry services

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Queenstown on Social Media

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