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10 Non-Touristy Things To Do in Queenstown, New Zealand

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Updated: 22 February 2018
Queenstown might be a popular resort destination, but that doesn’t mean it is lacking in non-touristy activities. The South Island New Zealand town is adored for its thrilling activities and breathtaking landscapes; we’re giving you more reasons to cherish it by listing 10 local gems that will make your visit even more authentic.

Learn to horseback ride

You might be familiar with some of the horse trekking tours you can do in and around Queenstown. But if you want to forego the touristy aspect, why not opt for a horse riding lesson instead? Moonlight Stables, for instance, offers riding lessons for adults and children alike, catering to both locals and visitors. The stables are located just a 15-minute drive from the town centre, and if you decide that you want to explore the surrounding farmland after familiarising yourself with the saddles, you could possibly arrange to get picked up from Queenstown too.

Moonlight Stables Ltd, 69 Morven Ferry Rd, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand, +64 3-442 1229