If you want to relax and have fun amidst absolutely gorgeous scenery with vibrant colours, then you should definitely have a Queenstown holiday in the autumn. The weather is perfect and you can readily enjoy the activities which are popular during the spring and summer. During the cooler evenings, there are plenty of ways to get warmer.
Autumn is from the beginning of March to the end of May. You will have to wait until June 9th for the ski season to begin, but if you love winter sports, you can plan your Queenstown holiday to cover part of the autumn and part of the winter season as well. During the autumn months, the temperature rarely gets below 12 degrees Celsius and the weather is mostly dry. You can expect perfect temperature for outdoor fun during the day.
Relaxing and Fun Activities
The season is perfect for wine tours. You can choose which wineries in Gibbston Valley to visit. You can ride a bike amidst the vineyards or take a walking tour if you prefer. You can plan your holiday so that you can go to the Gibbston Wine and Food Festival which takes place in the nearby Arrowtown. It typically takes placed in mid March, but it is best to check the date in advance.
The activities which are suitable for people of all ages include biking, hiking and kayaking. You can readily pick routes which match your level of physical fitness and ability. Many of the tracks and tours are suitable even for kids. For the most relaxed fun, you can simply ride a bike or walk around Queenstown Gardens. Golf is another popular sport in the local area. You can pick from six different courses which are in excellent conditions during your Queenstown holiday.
You can enjoy the most amazing views from the Gondola or a hot air balloon. If you are more adventurous, you can go for paragliding or skydiving. Generally, all adventure activities which the local area has to offer are available during the autumn. You can choose anything from bungee jumping to climbing. When you want nothing else, but to relax, you can do it in a hot pool at your place or in one of the local spas.
Finally, you should plan where to stay in advance. Even though the autumn season is not the busiest, you will benefit from booking accommodation early on. You can pick from apartments, hotels, motels, holiday homes, B&Bs and backpacker’s lodges for your Queenstown holiday.