Queenstown Winter After Dark

23 May 2018

Queenstown – Winter After Dark Activities 

Preparing for your Queenstown for a Ski Holiday but unsure what to get up to when the ski slopes shut for the day and the sun sets? We’ve put together a list of our top 5 favourite winter evening activities to enjoy after the sun has gone to sleep:


1)  Night Bungy

If you thought bungy jumping was terrifying, try it at night time when the darkness hides the bottom and you feel like you are jumping in to the abyss. Eek. Bungy jumping is a bucket-list item here in Queenstown, and a night bungy allows you to tick it off the list without sacrificing a day on the slopes. Win-win.


2)  Wine Tasting

Missed the tasting rooms to get in another couple of turns on the hill? No problem! The Winery on Beach Street has a HUGE selection of wines for tasting, and are open after hours. The Winery’s central location in town makes it the perfect après spot to taste local and international wines after a tough day on the mountain.


3)  Fine Dining

Queenstown is fortunate enough to call itself home to some world-class restaurants, and after a big day on the slopes, this can be the perfect treat to end the day. Just a little heads up - some of our favourite restaurants book up far in advance, so plan ahead!


4)  The Ice Bar

The Ice Bar is a bit of a novelty, but lots of fun, and great for ALL ages (including kids). Marvel over the ever-changing, colourfully lit, ice sculptures and enjoy a cheeky cocktail (or non-alcoholic ‘mocktail’ if you are that way inclined…) from glasses made entirely of ice. They will also provide you with lovely warm jackets and gloves to wrap up in, so no need to bring the ski gear!


5)  Night Ski

Haven’t got enough turns in for the day? Ski some more! Winter 2018 sees the return of mid-week night skiing - for 3 days each week, Coronet Peak switches on the floodlights and extends its opening hours to offer a fab after-dark option. Top tip – get there early enough to watch the sunset for some Instagram worthy shots before the darkness falls.

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