7 things you must do to make a Stag weekend in Queenstown unforgettable
He’s got a hall pass before his big day… you’ve got 24 hours… Queenstown is the destination. How are you going to ensure his last trip without the ball and chain goes off with a bang? Read on for our top 7 picks for an unforgettable Stag Weekend in Queenstown
Dubbed the adventure capital of the World, Queenstown is a diverse adventure playground that is easily accessible from throughout New Zealand and the World thanks to an international airport with direct, daily links to Australia’s major cities. With a broad selection of activities including adventures on the water, on land, in the air or a mix of both, there is something for the most extreme thrill seekers to those seeking a more refined experience.
If you’re planning a Stag weekend in Queenstown, here are the 7 places you have to stay, eat, drink and experience. It won’t be relaxing, but it will ensure your Stag has a party he’ll remember for all his days.
1Go-Karting at Game Over – situated right by the airport this is your first port of call to get the party started. Fully electric Go-Karts with a top speed of 45kph this indoor activity is the most affordable adrenaline activity in Queenstown. Ask the team to design a package for your group – whether you want a Grand Prix style event that culminates in a thrilling final or simply want to run a few laps each, anything is possible. After the karting, sort the men from the boys in the lazer tag arena, it’s like paint ball without the mess! Note: Game Over operates a strict alcohol free policy so save the drinking ‘til afterwards boys!
2 Next up is The Playground, just outside of Queenstown. Offering an exciting range of group activities to provide ‘Big Kids’ with an incredible experience, perfectly suited to stag groups. Whether it be smashing into your opponents while playing Bubble Soccer or honing your bow and arrow skills during a game of Archery Combat, The Playground has unique activities that feature strategic skill, commando style and good, old fashioned fun!
3 You’re going to want to check into your accommodation and there’s none better than Base Backpackers. Situated on the busiest street in Queenstown, right opposite the world famous burger joint, Base is your ‘one stop’ hostel with everything you need under one roof… bed, entertainment, nightlife and incredible views!
4 By now you’ve earned a drink lads and where better to start that 1876? Unbeatable food and drink deals, daily happy hour and a large, deck that overlooks the street, this is an awesome year-round destination. Adored by visitors and locals alike you can’t do better than starting your night at 1876!
5 Hungry? Head to Winnies for the best pizza and casual dining experience in Queenstown. What’s more, you can stay way beyond your food… Winnies is also one of the hottest party spots in Queenstown after dark! Go for the Pizza, stay for the Party!
The day after
6 Boys, after check out head straight round the corner to Red Rock for a $10 all-day breakfast. If it’s coffee or something stronger you’re after Red Rock, has got you covered
Bring your Queenstown adventure to a relaxed end with a round of Frisbee Golf in the Queenstown Gardens. Add the last bit of competitive spirit as you make your way around and try to get the discs into the baskets… you can use the time to get the ‘story straight’ if anyone has some explaining to do back home. Discs may be bought or hired from sports stores or the ice-rink.