On a budget but need a holiday?

Make Queenstown your next budget holiday!

Don’t miss out this summer because you think you can’t afford it. Here’s 5 things you can do to make the most out of your budget when holidaying to Queenstown.

1: Visit in the shoulder season which is the time of the year where the least amount of tourists are coming to New Zealand. Shoulder Seasons: Fall (March-May) and Spring (September-November) are considered shoulder seasons in New Zealand. There will be less crowds and activities are generally cheaper to entice more tourists in these low consumer times. 

2: DON’T PAY FULL PRICE FOR ANYTHING! Look online for discounts when booking adventure activities, accommodation or dinner. Bookme, Grabone and Groupon are all great sites to snag a deal with accommodation, food or activities. Most hotels and adventure companies have at least 10-50% when it comes to these sites and we all know $50 saved here is $50 spent elsewhere. 

3: Want to go luging in Queenstown but don’t want to pay the hefty fee to get up the gondola? The tiki trail is a hike that starts at the base of the gondola, It’s a 45minute walk up to the same place the gondola takes you. Enjoy the beautiful views from 450m high knowing you saved money and made the most out of your day. Just pay for your luge rides at the top. 

4: There are free activities right in central Queenstown, along the lake front the gardens has one of the most beautiful frisbee golf courses. Enjoy 18 holes while taking in those incredible lake Wakatipu views.

5: Perky’s floating bar! Yes you heard me, save money and drink at the same time. Perky’s floating bar lets you bring your own food onboard. Order a delicious cider, wine, beer or cocktail on the lake while saving money and enjoy your own packed lunch. 


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