Well Winter has arrived in full force with Queenstown local ski fields receiving over 1.5 metres of snow in the last 7 days! There are high hopes for the slopes this season and us locals can’t wait to dust off our skis! We are excited to see the influx of tourists coming to visit for what we are sure is going to be an epic season!
So when it comes to booking in that rest day and giving those muscles you’d forgotten you had a well deserved break, consider a day in the valley sampling Queenstown’s delightful selection of local wines. Break up the pow shredding with a nice glass of Pinot instead! A Hop on Hop off Queenstown Wine Tour is the perfect rest day for your holiday!
Why Wine is the perfect ski field rest day opportunity:
Studies have found that red wine contains compounds which can actually improve physical performance and muscle strength! The antioxidants also found inside this delightful glass can slow muscle deterioration and aid recovery.
Our suggested rest day itineraries:
- Refuel your energy with some of the region’s best local fare! For an upmarket, 5 course, trust the chef fine dining culinary experience try Amisfield, or alternatively for some family fun activities and relaxed fare try Kinross Bistro (the wood fired pizzas here are not to be missed!) Just two of the stops on our comprehensive wine bus tour.
- Relax your muscles at Onsen Hot Pools, Arthurs Point – a 30 second walk from the HoHo bus stop
- Or, take a walk around historic Arrowtown followed by a unique wine tasting experience at The Winery. Our bus times allow you the freedom to do one or both options!
Whatever you choose for that welcome rest day – let the Hop on Hop off Wine Tour Bus to take care of your transportation needs allowing you to focus on relaxing and enjoying the very best of Queenstown!