Where to get your wine, beer and golf fix in Queenstown

Queenstown isn't just about indoor skydiving and jetboating - there's a lot to do for those who prefer something a bit more chilled.

On Newshub Travel's recent trip to Queenstown, following a day of high energy activities I was definitely in the mood for something a bit less adrenaline-fueled.

Millbrook Resort is one of the country's top golf courses and it's just a 20 minute drive from the centre of Queenstown.

If you're a beginner like me, you can have a go on the driving range and the putting green, or simply enjoy the stunning scenery from one of the three cafes and restaurant on the estate.

Millbrook has a 27-hole golf course spread across 200 hectares of land and the resort has hosted some very famous people over the years. 

Here's a Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton on the estate back in 1999. 

Bill Clinton in 1999 and Nelson Mandela in 1995.
Bill Clinton in 1999 and Nelson Mandela in 1995. Photo credit: Newshub.

If golf isn't your cup of tea, then perhaps you'd prefer a glass of rosé.

Altitude Tours offers a handful of different food and wine tours around the region. We went on their Twilight wine and craft beer option.

You're taken to three locations in Gibbston, including two cellar doors and finish it all off off with woodfired pizza and antipasto platters.

The tour includes transfers from central Queenstown and has limited numbers. There's only a handful on the tour so you get to know your fellow travellers and it never gets too crowded. Plus, the guides are incredibly knowledgeable about both the wines and the history of the area.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Amisfield winery in 2014.
Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the Amisfield winery in 2014. Photo credit: Getty Images

It's a tour fit for a queen - and it was in fact enjoyed by a future queen. Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visited the Amisfield winery in 2014.

This tour was awarded 'Most 5 star reviews for Queenstown Wine Tours' by Trip Advisor in 2017.

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