The Ultimate 1-day Queenstown Itinerary for Families

Queenstown, New Zealand. Known as the adventure capital of the World! But what if your kids are too young for bungy jumping or sky-diving and too bored to watch while you do it? Well here we list our top tips for the ultimate itinerary for families in Queenstown!  

1Grab some breakfast at Brazz on Athol Street. It’s family friendly, incredibly well priced and has a menu that will satisfy even the pickiest little eaters. Better still, it’s practically next door to a handy little car park (also on Athol Street). Once you’re fed and watered, head back to the car and head out of town!

2 Just a short drive out of town, Remarkables Park is you’re next stop. Game Over to be precise. The home to New Zealand’s best Indoor Kart Racing, Lazer Tag and arcade. Game Over is a family’s paradise… you’ll come head to head with a Triceratops as soon as you walk in! Then it’s time to choose your activities… with the arcade starting from $1 there’s something for the whole family. We even have free wi-fi so you can keep in touch while the kids play!

3Every Game Over customer gets 20% at SITE trampoline which is just a short walk across the carpark. Try out the seven, Olympic quality trampolines and the super fun ‘tramp park’ with 30 interconnected trampolines and a walled tramp area. The kids want to practice some cooler moves? No problem, they’ll land safely on the super soft air bag or foam pit!  SITE is perfect for the whole family!

4 Feeling hungry yet? Head back into town and have lunch at one of the many family friendly restaurants (we suggest Speights Ale House so you can have a beer). Or grab something on the go from one of the many casual dining places or street food vendors that line Marine Parade.

5 After you’ve refreshed yourselves why not walk to Queenstown gardens for a round of Disc Golf? It’s family friendly and super inexpensive. Start at Queenstown Ice Arena where you can hire the discs and grab a map and scorecard then get the game going. Who’s got the best eye and throwing skills? It’s trickier that it seems!  

Queenstown Gardens, Game Over Queenstown
Enjoy the beautiful Queenstown Gardens

6 Finish up the day at Cookie time on Camp Street and treat the family to a cookie or one of the amazing shakes before heading back to your accommodation for a well-earned rest!

There you have it folks our top picks for the ultimate family day out in Queenstown. Looking for even more suggestions have you read our latest blog post on family friendly activities in Queenstown?

5 ways to keep the kids happy on a rainy day in Queenstown

We’ve all been there… it’s the big trip, we’ve been saving for weeks, everyone’s excited and the plans are set. But wait, you wake up in the gorgeous Queenstown and it’s raining. Bad times. That’s the stroll to the playground with an ice cream and meander through the Chinese village in Arrowtown out of the window. You’ve only got a couple of minutes to come up with a plan before your little darlings become little monsters. 

Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. Our definitive list of the 5 best ways to keep the kids happy on a rainy day in Queenstown to the rescue!

1Get out of town. The only thing worse than a rainy day in Queenstown, is a walking around in the wet and skipping the puddles in the town centre.  Why not pile everyone into the car or, if you want an adventure, take a ride on the bus and head to Remarkables Park. Queenstown’s premium shopping centre and newest entertainment precinct. At the foot of the Remarkables, the view is incredible!

2 Have a drink and a bite at Franks Eatery, at the bottom of the Ramada Hotel before heading across the road to Game Over, the home to New Zealand’s best Indoor Kart Racing, Lazer Tag and arcade. Game Over is a kids paradise… you’ll come head to head with a Triceratops as soon as you walk in! Then it’s time to choose your activities… with the arcade starting from $1 there’s something for everyone. We even have free wi-fi so you can keep in touch while the kids play!

3Every Game Over customer gets 20% at SITE trampoline which is just a short walk across the carpark. Try out the seven, Olympic quality trampolines and the super fun ‘tramp park’ with 30 interconnected trampolines and a walled tramp area. The kids want to practice some cooler moves? No problem, they’ll land safely on the super soft air bag or foam pit!  

4 Young kids still got energy to burn? Head a couple of doors down from SITE to Chipmunks Playland. Suitable for 2 – 11 year olds there is unlimited fun to be had and the best part? There’s a café on site so you can grab a coffee while the kids have the time of their life

5 After all that excitement you’re going to need to refuel… head round the ‘The Shelter’ in Remarkables Park shopping centre. You’ll find a menu with something to suit even the fussiest diners and fantastic service. With a wide selection of beverages to choose from, you’re sure to find the right drop with which to toast an awesome day out!