What to bring on your 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.

For yourself, it’s important though that you still dress warm at all times, and 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 (if you have it)
  • Skiing/Boarding Equipment (if you have it)
  • Suncream
  • Lip Balm (no one likes kissing chapped lips)
  • Sunglasses
  • An Alarm Clock (because you don’t want that hangover stopping you from hitting the slopes)

– 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 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 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
  • Closed in footwear
  • Thongs/Pluggers/Jandals
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Hoody/Jumper (we do sometimes have cooler nights)
  • Suncream
  • An Alarm Clock (because you don’t want that hangover making you miss your jump out of a perfectly good plane)

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

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