Heres How to Do a Day on Queenstowns Brecon Street Right
The obvious reason that most people choose Queenstown for their July getaway is because of the ski and snowboard heaven in the surrounding hills. But once you’re off the slopes (or your legs just need a full day’s rest), Queenstown is a happening spot to explore in its own right, and Brecon Street is our main artery to good times and adventures!
We’re pretty biased, but we’d put money on you having a memorable day from sunrise to sunset in our wee downtown. Do all or just the odd bit of the tried-and-true itinerary below, just be sure to book one thing in advance – your indoor skydive at iFLY Queenstown!
Fuel Up for the Day
Rise and shine, flyers! Tie those laces and wrap up warm for a full day of wandering and wonder in the hub bub of Queenstown, New Zealand’s home of winter.
Kickstart the day with a cup of the good stuff and a filling brekkie. Max Brenner is the new kid on the block, having just opened its doors here on Brecon Street this June. They’re chocolatier wizards but also offer delicious, caffeinated concoctions to keep your brain sharp and your feet moving.
Speaking of – trot those toes just off Brecon Street to Bespoke Kitchen on Isle after your morning cuppa. Their breakfast menu has wholesome options for the entire family, including nutrient dense smoothies and a vegan benedict that will turn even the most diehard fans of traditional eggy hollandaise sauce to the green side.
Activity #1: Hit the tunnel at iFLY Queenstown
If you’ve got everyone in tow from the primary school kiddos through to nana and granddad, then you’ll want to stroll up Brecon Street to see us; we’re the ultimate all-ages, fully accessible and inclusive adrenaline experience in town. The young ones get to enjoy their ‘super hero moment’ in the tunnel, soaring across a smooth cushion of air like a regular caped crusader. And the adults can either tick skydiving off their bucket list by joining in, or enjoy the spectacle on the rather comfy sidelines.
Activity #2: Friendly competition at Kingpin Bowling
After your exhilarating body flight at iFLY, pop in next door to Kingpin Bowling and keep the blood pumping with a fun ten pin game before lunch.
The near-new complex boasts state-of-the-art design that looks and feels like a ski lodge, and 10 bowling lanes of utmost quality (and reliable fun). Take bets on who’ll smash the most strikes – the winner has to shout everyone piping hot fries for lunch…
Lunch Options on Brecon Street (or just off of it)
Don’t worry – we won’t get your tummy grumbling for fries and not deliver!
Right beside both Kingpin and iFLY (it’s actually attached to us so we’d be shocked if you missed it!) is Lord of the Fries, our first reco for a quick bite to eat. It’s the street eats that dreams are made of: 11 dipping sauces to choose from, a slew of award-winning meat-free picks, and three different spiders (if you know you know). You’ll be able to pick up a filling feed without needing to stop and sit, so you can chew and travel to your next Brecon Street activity.
Looking for a proper tabletop meal? Turn hard right as you leave iFLY and within a handful of steps you’ll be in a tex mex haven. El Camino Cantina’s soft shell taco platters are perfect for sharing with the crew, or load yourself up with a burrito bowl of champs. And we wouldn’t blame the parents for indulging in a midday marg.
Activity #3: Take a nature break at Kiwi Park
After a plate of scrummy nachos or with hot dogs in hand, stroll up the hill to Kiwi Park!
You’ll be able to roam the 5-acre sprawling oasis with a self-guided audio tour catching glimpses of wildlife like korimako (bellbird) or piwakawaka (fantail) along the way. Or time your visit right and catch a Kiwi Encounter just after lunch at 1.30pm. The Conservation Shows are also worth the trip, with the 3pm slot running daily. The best part? The Park’s admirable conservation work is all thanks to your admission ticket.
Activity #4: Catch the sun setting from the Skyline
If you’re tuckered out and ready to sit back and relax for the evening, then a scenic trip up on the world-famous Skyline Gondola is a great start. Everyone in your party will appreciate the jaw-dropping views, and you can enjoy the first cocktail of the evening once you land at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar.
On the other hand, the excitement doesn’t need to end; the fast-paced action of the adjoining Queenstown Luge is a no-skill-needed quick squeal downhill that will round out your day on Brecon Street nicely.
It probably goes without saying that if you can keep yourself this busy for a day on just Brecon Street, then there’s likely a whole week’s worth of memories to be made by exploring the rest of Queenstown. And we’d have to agree.