What to bring on your next trip to Queenstown

– WINTEr –

Winter is a bit easier to pack for in some respects – expect it to be cold! 

The good news is that we are prepared for it – we have heat-pumps in every room, fully-made beds with thick duvets, double-glazing on all of our windows, and smoke/thermal seals on all of our doors.  But you need to prepare for the temperatures and weather as well!

It’s important though that you still dress warm at all times and prepare for potentially wet/snow conditions.  Bring enough of the smaller stuff like thermals and thick socks, so if you get wet or sweaty when you’re on the slopes, you have something fresh and dry to change into.

For some suggestions, we recommend:

  • Warm Clothes
  • Thermals
  • Thick Socks
  • A Beanie/Touque/Skullcap
  • Swimwear (in case you feel like going for a hut-tub)
  • Skiing/Boarding Outerwear (or we can arrange rental for you)
  • Skiing/Boarding Equipment (or we can arrange rental for you)
  • Suncream
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip Balm (because no one likes kissing chapped lips)

– SUMMEr –

Summer is one of our favourite times in the Southern Alps – but it can be a little bit harder to prepare for, because you’ll need to prepare for all seasons!

The months from October to April can range in temperature pretty dramatically – between zero degrees at night (normally only occasionally in October and April) , and thirty-five degrees during the day (normally only in December and January)

So make sure you pack for all seasons!  Bring clothes that you can change into should it get cold, and clothes you can relax in if it gets warm. 

We recommend: 

  • Spring/Summer Clothes
  • A jumper or hoody
  • A small rain jacket 
  • Closed in footwear
  • Thongs/Pluggers/Jandals
  • Hat
  • Swimwear for the lake
  • Sunglasses
  • Suncream

Regardless of the season, don’t forget to bring your sense of fun, sense of adventure, and your sense of humour!