Things to do in Queenstown

Everyone in Australia is looking forward to when the ‘trans-Tasman bubble’ is finally announced and we can once again visit New Zealand.’s hotel search data for the July 2020 school holiday period by Australians highlighted this with Queenstown, NZ, as the only international destination to make the top 10 this year. The Rees Hotel Queenstown has been one of the top and most awarded luxury hotels in this scenic adventure destination since opening in 2009, with both hotel room and apartments, plus five exclusive lakeside residences on offer, its appeal is universally attractive for families, couples and groups.

Showcased below, to fuel the passion to visit as soon as you can, are some of The Rees Hotel’s top recommended Queenstown outdoor experiences, scenic vistas, and fantastic food and wine options to further inspire you, while you wait.

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Enjoy a winter ski trip with your family at The Rees Hotel which is conveniently located near four top ski fields and whose 5-star concierge will arrange all your ski, rental and spa arrangements before you arrive.

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Heli skiing is a favourite pastime for advanced skiers and The Rees Hotel’s Heli Ski Package is perfect for those who are looking for an unforgettable Queenstown experience with panoramic views.

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Nestled alongside the pristine waters of Lake Wakatipu, The Rees Hotel has a private jetty which gives you exclusive access to jet boating, golf transfers, and fishing excursions that the lake has to offers.

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Queenstown is the base for a huge range of extreme (or soft) adventure activities including bungee jumping, jet boating, white water rafting, and skydiving. There is no better place to unwind after these activities than at The Rees Hotel with its sophisticated accommodation and top-notch service. Pure Queenstown, Queenstown, Golf, The Rees, golf vacations Queenstown

Queenstown is also a popular golfing destination and one of the city’s most spectacular golf courses is located less than 3km from The Rees Hotel.

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Experience an indulgent food and wine retreat at The Rees Hotel’s award-winning True South Dining Room which is renowned for its creative seasonal dishes created by executive chef Corey Hume, exclusive culinary events, fine wines and cellar, and magnificent lake views.

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Queenstown is the ultimate family bike riding destination with a variety of scenic trails, quaint historic towns, soaring mountain peaks, and epic views around every corner.

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Have a relaxing trip exploring Queenstown’s boutique wineries and enjoying The Rees Hotel’s Culinary Series Events where you will be treated to some of the best cuisine and wine New Zealand has to offer.

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Hike towering mountain ranges and explore Queenstown’s scenic trails before retreating to your luxurious accommodation at The Rees Hotel for the night.

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Take The Rees Hotel’s complimentary shuttle to the town centre for the day to explore Queenstown’s art galleries and shop for iconic New Zealand pieces, luxury brands, books, and souvenirs.

About The Rees

The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic five star accommodation with all the comforts of home and the service and facilities of an elite international hotel. Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees’ terraced construction delivers complete privacy and showcases panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand. Its landmark restaurant is the True South Dining Room.

Read our review of The Rees HERE.