We asked David to spill the beans on getting married in Queenstown and his favourite moments from his week long stay.
Read on for some juicy insider tips…..
Hey I’m David. I’m from Brisbane’s (QLD, Aust) northern coast area and recently my husband Corey and I were married in beautiful Queenstown NZ. There’s no marriage equality in Australia so choosing a place with such a majestic landscape such as Queenstown to be married in was a no-brainer. Queenstown’s epic 360° beauty was definitely the star in all of our wedding photos Instagram @Juddric,and with its buzzing nightlife, fantastic food, wine and it’s welcoming inhabitants – we’re bona fide Queenstown addicts for life and can’t wait to get back there again.
How long was your stay in Queenstown? Was it long enough? Wait I will answer that one for you… NO!
(haha definitely not long enough – 6 days)
What was a standout coffee or meal you had and where?
Standout Coffee: Pier 19 at Steamer Wharf – Hands down THE BEST Almond coffee I’ve ever had (we’re vegan).
Best Meal: Farellis Trattoria , also at Steamer Wharf. Great menu, so many choices and the best gnocchi we’ve ever had.
Where did you stay and what was the best thing about your accommodation?
We stayed at Oaks Club Resort and the best thing is a toss-up between the fireplace in our room which kept it cosy or the breathtaking view of The Remarkables which greeted us right outside our windows.
What was your favourite moment of your holiday?
Aside from being married to the love of my life, it’s difficult to pick just one. The entire experience was magical. Immersing ourselves in all Queenstown had to offer and exploring places like Arrowtown and Glenorchy is definitely up there.
Most unexpected thing that happened?
Being showered with free goodies from Cookie Time. It was our first stop after our wedding ceremony so our wedding suits attracted attention and we were given free range of the store to celebrate.
Did you meet any interesting locals? If so, tell us about the experience?
We met a variety of residents – from conservationists to restaurant owners, tattoo artists and street performers. All were so down-to-earth, welcoming and ready to tell you about all of Queenstown’s ‘must-dos’.
What is one piece of advice you would give to someone visiting Queenstown?
Explore on foot – there’s so much more to see when you’re walking or hiking. Take the track up to the Skyline, you’ll see heaps more. Then when you’re done with taking in the views catch the Gondola back down again.