Top 5 things to do in Queenstown on your golf trip… when you’re not golfing.

Queenstown activity ideas when you’re not golfing.

Whether golfing is the main focus of your holiday, or just an added bonus, you might want to fit in another activity or two during your stay in Queenstown. Here are our top five recommendations for Queenstown activities, when not on the links.

Wine Tasting

You’re on holiday for goodness sake, so you might as well do what you really want… drink wine. Queenstown and surrounding areas are home to some of the best grapes, and most beautiful wineries, in the country. Central Otago is renowned for their Pinot Noir, but whether you visit Gibbston Valley, Amisfield, Peregrine, or any of the dozens of local wineries you’re sure to enjoy anything they pour into your glass. And no need to worry about a designated driver, Remarkable Golf Tours can assist with an inclusive Golf & Wine Tour, for the ultimate day of leisure!

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Milford Sounds

One of the most beautiful places on Earth, Milford Sounds in stunning Fiordland, is the perfect destination to round out your golf holiday. With return trips from Queenstown, you can go for the day or opt for an overnight stay on the water. Real Journeys is always a favourite; with their glass-roofed coaches you won’t miss a glimpse of this gorgeous scenery. Add-on the fly-out option on your return trip for a real once in a lifetime experience!

Bungy Jumping

Queenstown is the birthplace of commercial bungy jumping, so if you ever wanted to jump off a perfectly good ledge attached to a piece of elastic you may as well conquer those fears with the originals. Choose one, or all three, of the AJ Hackett Bungy locations in Queenstown. The adrenaline rush will give you a new found respect for a leisurely day of golf!

Jet Boating

Remember this is the adventure capital of New Zealand, so speeding through steep canyons within inches from the rocky cliffs and 360° turns in 6” of water are all par for the course (pun intended). Between Shotover Jet, KJet, Skippers Canyon, & Dart River there’s a jet boat experience for everyone.


Even the most devout of golfers have to stop and eat at some point. There are hundreds of great options in the Lakes District but Fergburger is a local institution that cannot be missed. Don’t be discouraged by the line circling the block, it is that good! Back home after your holiday you’ll be wondering what you miss more, the world-class golf courses with stunning scenery… or the Fergburgers. Fact.

Enjoy your trip! For more Queenstown activity ideas check out our website here, or contact us here to plan your ultimate golf holiday.

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