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A recipe for running a hostel

We get asked all the time what it's like to operate and work in a hostel.  So we thought the best option would be to give you a play-by-play on how we did/do it, so hopefully you come away with the best result if you decide to give it a go yourself.  *Word of warning...

Come to NZ with a SPRING in your step!

Ahh 'Spring' - you big, beautiful, blooming beast you.  Often overlooked for your colder and warmer counterparts in the form of Summer and Winter, you manage to stay off the radar as the preferred time of year for most tourists in most parts of the world.  But...

Down Days not Frown Days

With the weather being a little poor today (this does mean snow though, so we're not too worried), it's made us consider the age old question posed by everyone at some point when the weather is particularly crappy:  What the hell do we do today? We're asked this every...

The ‘must-haves’ for an epic ski-trip

We get almost as many 'first-timers' staying with us in Winter as experienced snow-sliders, and that first Winter trip can always be a little daunting when it comes to packing.  The seasonaires have their process down-pat, but if it's your first time - don't fret!...

Winter Winter Winter Winter!!!!!

It's official - we have started our slow march into Winter.  For the sticklers of you, you'll say "but we're always marching towards Winter if it's not Winter, right?", but for a variety of reasons it always feels more 'official' once we hit April.  For starters, if...

Why not Autumn or Spring?

Summer and Winter tend to be the most popular periods to visit Queenstown for obvious reason.  However the Autumn and Spring periods often get overlooked for their warmer and colder counterparts.  Fair enough too.  Winter is there for the skiers and boarders (we don’t...

Dirt is the new snow…

In the last decade the world has watched the exponential rise of the Mountain Bike industry.  We believe this is partly because it's pretty rad to watch the guys and girls 'huck' themselves of crazy cliffs/jumps/anything in their way, but also because pretty much...

Best time for a Queenstown Holiday

We get a lot of questions about the best time to visit Queenstown or New Zealand in general.  Obviously this comes down to personal preference in most cases, and some activities are entirely dependent on a certain season - it wouldn't be exactly ideal to come for a...

I Hate Skiing, Should I Visit Queenstown in Winter?

I Hate Skiing, Should I Visit Queenstown in Winter?

For many places tourism is a seasonal affair. The advantage we have in Queenstown is that most activities can be accessed all year round regardless of the weather. While it’s true that the majority of Queenstown’s winter-visitors are only there for the (admittedly...

The Snow Is Back In Queenstown

After a disappointing start to winter, the snow is back in Queenstown! A snowstorm has spread across the area dumping tons of snow on the ski-fields of the adventure capital of the world - welcome news for the many tourists who have descended upon Queenstown for the...

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