Queenstown, South Island

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Minus 5 Ice Bar in Queenstown

Minus 5 Ice Bar in Queenstown

Minus 5 Ice Bar in Queenstown

Minus 5º ICE BAR

Queenstown's COOLEST experience!

Take a step into our Winter Wonderland and experience life like a penguin in extreme temperatures of –5º and colder! Dressed like an Eskimo, you get to explore this Antarctic World created by over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture, ice furniture, and hand-made ice carvings. Drink from ICE glasses filled with our famous yummy non-alcoholic cocktails for the kids or delicious alcoholic cocktails for the parents. A family experience you will never forget! Bookings recommended.

Jackets, gloves and warm footwear provided

At Minus 5º ICE BAR you’ll be absorbed in a world crafted purely of ice. Everything from the walls and furniture to the bar and intricately hand-carved statues are made from crystal clear ice, even the glass that you enjoy one of our infamous cocktails from is made of ice (not forgetting the delicious Kids Juice Cocktails too!)

KIDZ GO DEAL

One child goes FREE (under 18 years) with each paying adult when you mention Kidz Go!

Minus 5º ICE BAR is open all year so bring the whole family and step into our winter wonderland. Jackets, gloves and warm footwear is provided.  Bookings recommended, conditions apply.

It's not all about Vodka Cocktails (though they are very popular!)... Minus 5º ICE BAR is created as much for children as anyone else. Watch their faces as they enter the extreme cold and ICE crafted Winter Wonderland. There is always an ICE carved animal or two for the kids to play with and get those treasured snaps. Juice Cocktails are served up in ice glasses just like the adults, so they can join in the fun of drinking from a glass made of ice! Kids' jackets and gloves are all on hand so the whole family can wrap up warm and enjoy this once in a lifetime experience.

Freephone: 0800 MINUS 5

Hours: ICE BAR open 2pm-late (Reception open from 12pm)

Prices from: Adult $30, Child $20 (includes mocktail - non alcoholic)
                     Adult $35 (includes 1 x cocktail OR shot), $40 (2 Cocktails OR Shots)

Family Pass: $85 (2 Adults + 2 Children. Includes 2 cocktails and 2 mocktails). 
Additional Cocktails  $10

Freephone: 0800 MINUS 5  (0800 646 875)

 

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Our favourite destinations…

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Auckland

New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!

Wellington

Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.

Christchurch

With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.

Queenstown

With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.

Rotorua

Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!

Northland

Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.