We’ve said it before and stand by it, one of the best things about Unleash is the amazing location, Queenstown. The adventure capital of the world is both a wonderful ski town in the winter and a beautiful holiday destination in summer. With Unleash at the very end of the New Zealand summer, there are countless awesome activities and sights to be witnessed.
Here are our picks for the best things you can do in Queenstown.
Be a tourist
The Activity Afternoon is a great start to experiencing the adventure side of Queenstown.
There's plenty on the more sedate end of the spectrum too. Join us for the best views of the Queenstown Lake’s region you can ever get in a private helicopter charter. Or a Twilight Wine & Craft Beer tour complete with award-winning wines, mouth-watering antipasto & wood-fired pizzas could be your perfect choice for unwinding after Day 2 of Unleash. Don't forget to email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an activity.
The Activity afternoon is not the final word in the best the Queenstown region has to offer though. Cruise across lake Wakatipu on the TSS Earnslaw to the Walter Peak High Country Farm for the best BBQ in the country (Sounds like the ideal setting for a Closing Party right?).
Staying a bit longer or looking farther afield?
Milford Sound, one of the world’s top travel destination and an 8th wonder of the world, is a few hours away by car. Milford Sound Tours can get you up close and personal with whales, orca, dolphins and other New Zealand wildlife.
Be a local
While Queenstown may be the premier tourist destination in New Zealand, the locals know a few gems that haven’t made it into the mainstream itinerary yet. If you want to experience Queenstown like a local, we have a few more tips.
Organic and free-range produce is the name of the game for food. A couple of favorite eating spots that are a bit healthier than the famous Fergburger are: The Sherwood, inspired by the surrounding landscape and a focus on well-being. The kitchen uses ingredients that are foraged on the same day and from their own garden, and their extensive live-music program makes them well-loved by the local community.
Tucked away on the waterfront is local favorite Atlas Beer Café & Bar. Treat yourself to mulled wine, great beer and crazy decor. They also happen to have the best steak and chips in town.
Can't get enough of that scenery?
The hour-long Tiki Trail up to the Skyline lodge is great for your weekend workout. Tramp through beech and fir forests to find that picture perfect outlook. You can access the track from beside the gondola station at the end of Brecon St.
Bob’s Cove Nature Walk is found on the road to Glenorchy (a drive with spectacular views itself). A short 20 minute trail along the shores of Lake Wakatipu leads you to a secluded cove, teeming with native bird life, and a decent swimming spot (although it might be a bit cold in March).
Make the most of your time at Unleash, both at the conference and outside it. As always, if you have any questions let the team know at email@example.com.