Bucket List Travel: Top Places to Stay in Queenstown New Zealand

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Queenstown has always been a hit with travellers. With its diverse experiences, scenic wonders, and incredible vibes, people never run out of places to visit in this small-but-mighty resort town in the country.

This cool Kiwi destination is a goldmine for history and a buzz all year round. It is where the first commercial bungy jumping in New Zealand is operated. It is also a getaway to some of the best ski resorts in the country. No matter where you want to go in Queenstown, the adventure capital has something to offer to everyone. 

So, pack your bags right away and cross off that bucket list as you explore the best top places to stay in Queenstown New Zealand.


Look for a Comfortable Place to Stay

No matter where you go, it's best to look for a place to stay on vacation before going on an adventure. If you are travelling with your family, friends, or colleagues, Aspen House's luxury villa in Aspen Grove, Queenstown is the most suitable travel accommodation for you.

Among the many reasons to stay in our villa during your vacation, a standout is that you'll have complete privacy. The feel and comfort of having personal space will provide you with a complete sensation of being at home in one of the most beautiful places in the world. You are free to plan your adventure at your own pace.

Staying in our villa comes with many benefits. If you choose to stay at Aspen House, you'll know and enjoy these perks.


Find Your Freedom at a Big Mountain Terrain

remarkable mountains

Have you heard of the famous mountain range in Queenstown? Situated on Lake Wakatipu's southeastern shores, the Remarkables rises sharply up the clear skies to paint beautiful scenery along the waters.

With an easy 40-minute drive from downtown Queenstown, you can already experience a big mountain terrain with sun-soaked chutes and untouched snow at the Remarkables. You can enjoy extensive freestyle features, including the seven parks and the signature terrain park that's packed with natural features referred to as Burton Stash.

Aside from being picturesque and attractive, it is also home to the most beautiful ski fields in the country. With a bounty of outdoor riches and a fantastic spread of natural snow perfectly formed to cater for beginners to powder hounds, you surely wouldn’t want to miss this wonderful place. 

An impressive architecturally designed base building, a new high-speed six-seater chairlift to Curvey Basin, the snowmakers, and the additional car parks are what make the place even bigger, better, and more remarkable.


Discover a Wildlife Sanctuary at the Heart of Queenstown

Do you want to see New Zealand’s wildlife up close? The Kiwi Birdlife Park holds and displays the weirdest and most wonderful species of native wildlife. It also offers guaranteed Kiwi viewing in the specially constructed nocturnal houses, audio tours, conservation shows, and Kiwi encounters.

This wildlife sanctuary is set in beautifully landscaped gardens, surrounded by majestic trees. A visit to the place will not only feed you with astonishing facts about the birds but will also give you a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of central Queenstown or wherever in the world you come from. 

There is a cafe dedicated to tourists who wish to chill out after long walks of a sightseeing tour around the park. You can drop by the Gift Shop and take home some memorabilia and collectables. A portion of the proceeds of these in-stores will go towards the conservation of the wildlife sanctuary. 

To top off your visit, check out the Honey Bee Centre to view a see-through beehive and taste some honey. Regardless of the weather, you will always have a memorable experience at Kiwi Birdlife Park. 


Ride a Gondola, Enjoy Breathtaking Views, and Reach the Top of New Zealand

One of the best places to stay in Queenstown for families is Bob’s Peak. When reaching the top of one of the highest points in Queenstown, you will be rewarded with the most spectacular and panoramic views of Queenstown. 

In getting to the highest point, you can either hike up the steep Tiki Trail or take the Skyline gondolas. 

If you are an avid hiker who is willing to spend an hour to scale the tedious mountain slopes, you can save your money for a nice meal after your journey to the top. But if you have a panting syndrome, you’ll have to spend your money to use the gondolas. 

While the fare is quite expensive, there is something at the peak that’s to die for. There awaits an adventure up above the sky. The base of Skyline Gondola is near the hub of Queenstown. Sometimes, you will notice a fairly long queue at the ticketing counter due to the place’s popularity. However, the views are worth the wait.

Once you reach Bob’s Peak, you can go to the viewing deck, where you can take in all the magnificence with your own eyes. You can see the Remarkables to the east, the Cecil Peak and Walter Peak to the west, and the Coronet Peak to the north. You can look across the deep blue waters of Lake Wakatipu.

A journey to the top will lead you to see unbelievable views over the town and the surrounding countryside. You will appreciate Queenstown even more.


Sail around the Country’s Longest Lake

Lake Wakatipu is a highlight of Queenstown. It is surrounded by stunning mountains, including the iconic Remarkables and the Southern Alps which provide a dramatic backdrop to the deep blue lake. 

To explore beyond the blue waters, you can ride on a catamaran cruise from Queenstown. As you cruise to the western shore, you will take in splendid scenery and know some informative commentary about the sights and wildlife around the lake. 

Along the way, you will learn about atmospheric pressures that cause the lake’s water level to rise and fall every few minutes. You learn about the deepest mysteries of this beautiful wonder of nature.

If you are a fan of the Lord of the Rings movie, you will surely not want to miss exploring the setting provided for the Lothlórien scenes. 


Rest after an Adrenaline-Filled Queenstown Adventure

After a tiresome trek to the highest points of Queenstown, a refreshing visit to the native New Zealand wildlife, and a leisurely cruise on Lake Wakatipu, it is best to go to a relaxing place after touring around the top places to visit and stay in Queenstown, New Zealand. 

You can find cheap hostels and family-friendly apartments in the town centre, but there’s no greater feeling than staying in Aspen Grove’s best villa at 34 Aspen Grove Queenstown.

For people who want to have a good night’s sleep after a whole day adventure, Aspen House has got you covered. You can continue to enjoy the majestic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables in a private and family-friendly place. There’s no better way to wrap up your trip in Queenstown than to relax in our private luxury villa. You have a lot of things to do in Queenstown. We are partnered with Tripadvisor Queenstown NZ and Airbnb Queenstown.