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How to plan your Queenstown trip

Are you planning on taking a holiday in Queenstown? It is important not to rush your decision, so before you pick up the telephone or head to Google and search accommodation in Queenstown here are a few insider tips that will help you plan your trip.

First things to think about are what you would like to do while you are in Queenstown and what facilities you need while you are there. 
 
Write a checklist of the things you would like your accommodation to have.  The last thing you want is to be next door to a noisy night club, to have to walk for miles to get to town, or to have a view of a grey wall - rather than the picturesque scenery of Queenstown’s mountains and lakes.
 
How do I plan my trip to Queenstown?
 
1. Choose the season
Summer is a perfect season for adventure junkies. Queenstown summer brings early sunrises that starts as early as 5am and late sunsets that extends up to 10pm. Make the most of the extended daylight hours and use your time to explore the adventure capital of New Zealand. Do you enjoy al fresco dining? Summer is the perfect time to visit Queenstown with daytime temperature ranges between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.
 
Autumn offers striking scenery and an array of colours. Its vibrancy shown in stunning reds, golds and orange hues from its vast collection of trees. A perfect time of year for enjoying a pinot and enjoying the scenery. In contrast to summer, autumn is a great time to relax and indulge. So if you want to bask in the sunset and run away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this is the perfect season for you to visit Queenstown. Autumn is an ideal time for couples to explore Queenstown; you can take advantage of the clear weather and cool evenings to discover the hidden treasures of this enchanting town through secluded hiking and cycling trails. And don’t forget to indulge in candle lit dinners at the town's top notch restaurants.
 
Winter is welcomed by the sprinkling of snow which blankets the towering peaks of our world-renowned mountain ranges. During the winter months Queenstown is popular among ski enthusiasts from around the world. In winter no one lets the winter blues get them down, it is a hive of activity. Visitors love to celebrate winter and there is no better place to do this than in Queenstown! It is a perfect spot for all snow sports lovers because we offer a variety of snow sports to keep you on your toes.
 
Spring is the perfect season to recharge and rejuvenate. Try Spring Skiing in a fun relaxed atmosphere, explore the lakeside tracks on foot or enjoy biking the local trails. With the beauty and splendour of Lake Wakatipu, spring is the most romantic season to picnic by the lake, head out on a jet-boat or charter and to enjoy the enchanting vistas.
 
2. Check out rates
Shop around for accommodation. You can often find some great rates online or direct from the accommodation provider.
 
3. Check out the location 
It is best that you choose a location that is close to the action (this is usually in downtown Queenstown) and easy walking distance to town. There are so many great cafes and restaurants and there is nothing better than being able to enjoy all this without having to find a park or worrying about having a few drinks and then driving.
 
4. Check-out the facilities and other amenities of your preferred accommodation in Queenstown
 
Cooking - If you are staying for a week or so it is great to be able to cook some of your meals and soak up the views.
Parking -  Make sure you can park outside, this is a must after a long days biking or boarding. 
Security - Keypad locks mean you don’t need to worry about swipe cards that won't work or losing your keys. It is also reassuring to know that you are the only one who will know the combination.
 
Where should I stay?

Make sure to check out Esplanade Queenstown Accommodation.  Luxurious 3-bedroom villa style apartments that offer lake-front views and located just a short 5 minute walk from the centre of Queenstown. 
 
Check out these facilities:
 
• Free Wireless Internet 
• 3 bedroom luxury lakefront villa style apartments
• Stunning lake & alpine views
• Each sleeps up to 6 guests - 2 kings, 1 queen OR 1 king, 1 queen, 2 singles
• 24 hour onsite reception
• Daily room servicing
• All bedrooms come with private bathrooms
• 3 night minimum stay policy
• Fully equipped chef's kitchen
• Spacious living & dining areas
• Secure private parking at your back door
• Only a short stroll along the lakefront to the centre of town
 
Esplanade Queenstown Accommodation is your perfect family get-away any season of the year! Contact our friendly team to book now.


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