Queenstown, South Island

Queenstown Ice Arena 1

Having fun skating at Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena

Playing with the kids at Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena

Queenstown Ice Arena - Open April to late January

Lights ~ Camera ~ Action ~ Fun!

Get your SKATES ON at the Queenstown Ice Arena – the most fun family activity to do in the summer, no matter what the weather! Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a first-time skater you will have a blast! Comfy skates, ice sleds, ride-on-seals, penguin pals and learn-to-skate lessons make it easy for everyone. If you’re not keen on skating, you can relax in our alpine-style café, bar and lounge with a view out to the action on the ice. It's fully-licensed with free WiFi. Also at the ice rink you'll find arcade games, big screen TV and frisbee hire for disc golf in the gardens. No bookings are necessary, spectators are free and there are no time limits – skate as long as you like check our website for summer session times. BOOK ONLINE.
For an additional $10 hire a stick and puck and start your own game or work on skills! 

FAMILY DEAL: $68 (2 adults and 2 children)  Includes skate hire.  For all prices click here 
Price: single entry: $19, preschool: $9.50, 5-session passes & season passes available; see website for details.
20-minute starter lesson: $30pp or $40 for two skaters together.

Children's Parties: skating, skate hire, decorated party table and a meal – all for $25 per child! Plus, free skating pass for birthday
child's next visit. Add-on: You can also choose to hire an instructor, invite Pingu the Penguin, or play games in a separate area cordoned off for your group.

Public Skating Sessions: Open from 2pm, Wed- Sun. Check our website for summer opening times.

What You Will Experience:

Set in the idyllic Queenstown Gardens, the Queenstown Ice Arena provides:

• A great family day out.

• An all-weather activity everyone can enjoy.

• Open 7 days a week.

• The arena is a safe environment to drop the kids off while you go out to dinner or shopping in  town.

• A unique place to take a date or a great place just to carve it up on the ice.

• A state of the art LED lighting system: watch as the ceiling changes before your eyes!

No bookings necessary!

 
Skate School 

Click here for information on our school holiday programs and children's classes

Birthday Parties

We are 'the place' to party!
Skating, skate hire, decorated party table and a meal – all for $25 per child! Plus FREE skating pass for birthday child's next visit. You can also choose to hire an instructor or invite Pingu the Penguin for additional costs. Or enquire about our exclusive arena hire. 
Click here for more information, enquiries or to book the ultimate skating party >>>

Frisbee Hire

We are right next to the most scenic frisbee golf course in the world! Hours of fun for just a few dollars. The Queenstown Ice Arena hires discs for Frisbee golf for $5.00 each, add a scorecard & map for only $3.00 (good for 6 players). Plus the winner can 'shout' everyone ice creams (or a beer/coffee/ice skate) back at the rink when you have finished!

Note: The Queenstown Ice Arena accepts no liability for lost property or injury.

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Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2

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.