Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: The TSS Earnslaw

Seeing the vintage TSS Earnslaw steamboat come in and out of the bay  with its black smoke curling up into the sky, will be one of my strongest visual memories of Queenstown. We watched it from all over Queenstown – Queenstown Gardens, the lakeside, Bob’s Peak and I’ve got huge amounts of photographs of it from . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: The TSS Earnslaw

Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Lake Hayes

 

Yesterday I wrote about Arrowtown, and just a short drive (about five minutes) from there is Lake Hayes – a perfect spot to head to after a morning in Arrowtown. While Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown itself is so large that the water is cold all year, Lake Hayes is lots smaller and so the water is . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Lake Hayes

Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Arrowtown

About 20 minutes drive from Queenstown is Arrowtown, a historic gold-mining town nestled below the mountains. We parked down by the Arrowtown Chinese Settlement, where you can walk around the the partially restored village (around ten tiny huts) which was established in the late 1800s when the Chinese settlers came to the town to mine gold. . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Arrowtown

Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: AJ Hackett bungy

 

You don’t really think I meant the twins did a bungy jump, did you?! Or even that I did one? Not a chance. But I’d mentioned bungy jumping before we even flew out to New Zealand, and the kids were so interested that one of things I put down on our list of things to do . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: AJ Hackett bungy

Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Skyline gondola

Whenever we were walking or driving around Queenstown, the twins loved to spot the stretch of mountain cleared for the Skyline gondolas heading up to Bob’s Peak, and on a clear sunny day, I decided to treat them to a ride. We parked in town and then it’s a five minute walk up to the complex. . . . → Read More: Things to do in Queenstown when you’re four: Skyline gondola