Family Holidays Queenstown
7 Manata Queenstown is within an arm's reach of excitement and fun-filled family holiday activities
There are many activities in Queenstown that are suitable for family holidays. Each of the four seasons offers family travellers unique experiences.
In spring you can visit farms and meet newborn lambs and calves—even feed gigantic Highland cattle, laughing with your kids as their slimy tongues envelop little hands. Just driving around the district you can see new life finding its feet in the paddocks.
Then when the snow starts to fall in winter the real fun starts. If your family is new to snowsports, don’t be afraid to start them young! There’s heaps of options for gear hire, kids lift passes and lessons that cater for practically every age. One of the most rewarding things as a parent is to see your kids take to something at a young age, you never know what your three-year-old is capable of! Learner slopes are very gentle and experienced instructors know just how to teach small kids.
Summer brings some watery fun. Why not try jet boating (for those tall enough), paddleboarding or kayaking in a quiet cove, then go beneath the water’s surface and see the trout and salmon that gather at the Queenstown Pier for regular feeds. You can even watch as ducks dive down and grab at the fish food too. When the trees start to turn in autumn there’s still a lot for families. Get off the beaten track with an off road adventure or land tour in Queenstown and venture where few people have gone before.
Check out the parade at the annual Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival, and choose a restaurant with a kids' menu to help feed the tribe.
For downtime or rainy days there’s plenty of indoor fun including cinema, swimming pools, go karting and trampolines to keep everyone occupied and happy.
Explore Queenstown and the surrounding area your way, with Queenstown i-SITE's tips, hospitality and expert local knowledge.
Prior to your visit to Queenstown, we encourage you to visit COWA's Vinyeard Directory link below, which showcases eighty-two wineries in the six different regions that you can visit.
What our guests say:
The house(s) is(are) spectacular! The view is extraordinary and led to many meals and drinks on the patio. The beds are comfy and kitchens well stocked with all the pots/pans/serving dishes/vases etc that one might need for a large family gathering. There were plenty of linens and towels and there were washers and dryers in both houses. The Toyota Prado's were perfectly maintained. The owner was easily reachable via email, quick to respond to questions and provide advice on Queenstown. Our large family/friend group had a wonderful time, enjoying the amazing view, convenient location. The bus system was fantastic for our friends who didn't rent a car. We also enjoyed some tasty fish and chips and pizzas from the lovely Vknow and Chur's Fish and Chip shop. We loved our time at 7 Manata and all of our family are trying to make a plan to go back!
Amazing house!! We rented 7 Manata for a 40th Birthday weekend get together. Great views, had everything we needed in both houses. Huge space and awesome rooms so we never felt like we were in each other's space. The host [Guy] was awesome to deal with…
Fantastic family home with the facilities you need to accommodate a large group. Excellent service and communication from the hosts who were very flexible and accommodating. The most stunning views of Queenstown and only a 5 min drive or lovely 20 min walk into town.
Wonderful views, fantastic deck , the spa was a welcome relief at the end of a long day . The houses are well appointed.
Awesome!! The house has the best sight in queenstown! Better than the Gondola. We enjoyed the city and the house very much. It is an amazing place for holidays. Thanks for all
Simply the best location and brilliant home for a family holiday in the most beautiful part of the world. Stunning views, so well appointed accommodation with open living. The hosts were so helpful and easy to communicate with. A shortish drive into the township but also a few shops just up the hill.The outdoor spa was a lovely bonus for us all.