I have mentioned before my obsession with visiting New Zealand. I had planned on going in October, but circumstances changed and I have had to postpone my trip. Luckily my beautiful friend Yining has recently been in New Zealand so I have been able to pretend that her adventures were my adventures. To help you plan your next trip Yining has put together a list of 5 Reasons to Visit Queenstown in Winter.
Letters From Y: 5 Reasons to Visit Queenstown in Winter
Located in Otago, sitting on the south-west side of New Zealand’s North Island, is Queenstown. Known for their ski and adventure tourism, Queenstown is a popular destination to Kiwis all over New Zealand and also to many international visitors. With it’s iconic activities and places to visit, Queenstown is a must-see in Winter!
- Unforgettable Aerial Views
What a way to start the trip! The view from the plane is absolutely stunning and definitely one of the best aerials, so if you’re a photo-fanatic get your camera ready on board! The view of the mountains covered in white snow is stunning. There are also several helicopter sightseeing tours available, which will also take you through the beautiful Milford Sound if you wish to see more of this.
- Ski Fields
Queenstown is New Zealand’s central spot for snow sports. Keen skiiers and snowboarders travel from all over New Zealand and around the globe to visit the four major ski fields; Cardona Alpine Resort, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Treble Cone.
Named the ‘original’ ski field, Coronet Peak is a mere 25 minutes away from Queenstown. With incredible views from the peak and excellent facilities Coronet is definitely a must-visit if you’re planning to ski in Queenstown.
- Ferg Burger
Goodness, this place is packed from opening till close (a crazy 21 hours of operating each day from 8:30am til 5:30am), with a constant crowd of people waiting to be served and a line extending to the street outside! Open since 2001, Ferg Burger has certainly created a name for themselves in Queenstown and their burgers are absolutely amazing! Though the most popular burgers here are meat based, they also offer options for vegetarians too.
- 360 degrees of scenic views
One thing that you truly cannot get sick of is Queenstown’s magnificent views in every direction you look. Named a ‘resort town’, it is clear to see why so many tourists visit year after year.
- Snow Fall
What more of a reason to brave the cold if not to experience a little snow fall? Particularly during the beginning of winter, the light snowfall adds a little magic to this already thriving tourist town.
To see more of her photos and her daily adventures, follow Yining on Instagram.