Activity Category: Otago

Erik’s fish and Chips, Queenstown

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Erik’s began in Queenstown but has extended to Wanaka and is famous for the high quality of the food being produced. Rather than a shop, it’s a van selling fish and chips and while orders can be ready in 10 minutes, you can also pre order online or via phone…

Erik’s Fish and Chips, Wanaka

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Erik’s began in Queenstown but has extended to Wanaka and is famous for the high quality of the food being produced. Rather than a shop, it’s a van selling fish and chips and while orders can be ready in 10 minutes, you can also pre order online or via phone…

Lavendar Farm, Wanaka

Just a 5-minute drive from Wanaka, this Lavendar Farm is a lovely place to relax on a warm day. There are of course lots of lavendar plants to wonder round in the 10 acres of beautiful gardens. But there are also games dotted around like giant Connect 4 and Petanque which…

Glenorchy Animal Experience

Just a couple of kilometres north of Glenorchy, this farm lets families get up close to a huge variety of animals in a beautiful setting. The area that the animals occupy is small, making it very easily accessible for kids of all ages. The animals are friendly and happy to…

Disc (Frisbee) Golf at Queenstown Gardens

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Around Queentstown Gardens a course is laid out for people to play frisbee (sometimes known as ‘disc’) golf. Rather like a golf course there are 18 tee off areas and 18 targets to aim for. These are all metal chain baskets. Also like golf there is a ‘par’ number for…

Black Peak Gelato, Cardrona & Wanaka

There is a Black Peak mobile gelato truck that takes up residence at the bottom of the mountain road up to Cardrona Skifield in the busy winter periods and after a hard day on the slopes, it can be a very welcome sight! The more permanent Black Peak is in…

Kids’ Spy Network: Secret Mission, Queenstown

This is a novel way of getting kids outside, even if it’s a grey day, exploring the Queenstown Wharf and having a blast! The Spy Mission depends on the adult(s) setting it up in a way that means the kids are completely taken in – it’s worth buying the material and…

Cinema Paradiso, Wanaka

If you’re wanting to escape the weather or just have a chilled out few hours after perhaps hectic skiing or time spent in the water, Cinema Paradiso shows all the latest family friendly movies. It can be a good idea to book, especially in the height of summer or winter.

Fergburger, Queenstown

This burger joint is a bit of an institution in Queenstown as it has remained popular, especially among the backpacker contingent since it first opened in 2001. But with it’s full burger menu and kids’ burgers, it’s actually a good option for visiting families too.

This burger joint is a bit of an institution in Queenstown as it has remained popular, especially among the backpacker contingent since it first opened in 2001. But with it’s full burger menu and kids’ burgers, it’s actually a good option for visiting families too. The main menu caters to omnivores,…

Hot Salt Water Pools, St Clair

Dating back to the late 1800s, this outdoor pool opens in October to the end of March each year, and has all the benefits of the sea, (while there is still chlorine in the water, it’s weaker than the average pool, as it’s mixed in with salt water) but is warmer…