Queenstown has some of the best shopping in New Zealand, with a buzzing community of local and international stores. If you need some retail therapy after an adventurous stay, you’re well catered for! With art galleries, bookshops, quality clothes stores and luxury spas, exclusive Kiwi labels, as well as local markets full of traditional and hand-crafted New Zealand gifts, Queenstown offers a great shopping experience for all.
Queenstown offers several small malls and plenty of quaint streets to explore. Most attractions have shops attached, and it's worth checking out the museums and art galleries, for some one-of-a-kind gifts. There are lots of places to stock up on the essentials including a couple of CBD supermarkets. In the city itself, head for the area around Shotover Street. There's plenty of leisurely shopping to be had, with a few small indoor malls nestling close to plenty of bars and restaurants, for essential refreshment. Try O'Connell's mall if you like all your shopping under one roof. Arrowtown has some great boutique clothing stores.
I've been waiting for 30 years for a trophy like this... what an amazing week hunting! We flew in to Queenstown and the scenery was to die for! To be greeted at the airport with open arms by Simon and his team David and Richard from Cardrona Outfitters was an amazing start. We then climbed in the truck and headed off, heading over the Crown Range to the Cardrona Valley was like flying in the mountains all over again! After settling in at the lodge it felt like a home away from home. That evening we started to hunt fallow deer in the hills of the Cardrona Valley, this included a lot of glassing but it was all worth it to harvest this beautiful buck just before dark. It was then back to Simon's lodge to be fed like a king!
Day two... I hunted my number one trophy - a bull elk! We found an amazing bull just on dark but it was too risky to take the shot.
Day three… Our plan came together and I took this amazing bull elk! 410 inches of antler - it was worth waiting for! Not only do I have some amazing trophies but I had the hunt and holiday of a life time! I also have some new friends - I'll be returning next season to hunt with Simon and Richard and the team at Cardrona Outfitters!