This was an impromptu trip that showed me that beautiful places are still to be found!
I had been to Queenstown much earlier with my family. We were on a travel package to Queenstown and Christchurch. My stay at Queenstown left me wanting for more.
This time around, it was Queenstown and Auckland. We flew in to New Zealand via Singapore Airlines, before transferring to Queenstown via Air New Zealand. We spent a few good days in the mountain town, lazing around absorbing the mountain and lake view from our hotel and going on a stargazing trip.
Auckland was your typical modern city, with its signature marina. It was a bit too slope-ish for my liking, though. Somewhat a hillier version of Seattle!
Auckland gives the vibes of a working city. When I was walking around the city centre, all I saw were stern-faced workers shuffling along the streets. And unlike most major cities, Auckland has yet to have a metro system (construction was underway and I read that it would be ready in a few years’ time). Therefore, the best way to get around the city centre was on foot, and thankfully, most sights we’re within reach.
You can spend 3D2N at Queenstown, New Zealand, and you can add one (or two) more nights to enjoy more of what the town can offer.
48 hours in Queenstown will not be gratifying without eating. Here are my recommendations to make up a good experience at the top of the bottom of the world!
A 3D2N staycation is still possible, even if you are not an adrenaline junkie. Here’s why.
The view beats everything else.