Queenstown is unashamedly an adventure capital – the birthplace of bungee jumping has a surplus of hair-raising things to do, but it also has a burgeoning Health and wellness scene. Here’s our Listopedia of how to experience the best of Queenstown’s health and wellness for when you want to turn down the adrenalin.
After a bit of on-snow time but not interested in hopping on a pair of skis or a board? Snowshoeing is gaining popularity in the Southern Hemisphere as an alternative way to have some fun on the snow. NZ Snowshoe runs half and full day tours out of Queenstown where you’ll get out on the mountain without the hassle of lift tickets or even gear rental. You’ll start out at The Remarkables, strapping on snowshoes before hiking up the ski slope. Yes, up the slope. This is probably the hardest part of the entire day, but there’s plenty of stops, and soon you’re walking past the boundaries of the park and out into the wilderness.
Snowshoes have come a long way from the tennis racquet-esque contraptions you might have seen on TV. They even have platform clips to help with the steep inclines. On the Snowshoe Adventure tour you’ll head up through the mountain passes, stopping for morning tea in a cave tucked into the snow, before heading out to The Remarkables’ famous frozen lake. Usually only accessible by off piste skiers, tramping out onto the snow-covered surface in your spiked shoes is good fun. And better yet, the hike back down the mountain is a breeze. The full day is a full workout so you can enjoy your après drinks guilt free with the rest of the après crowd.
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