Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a scenic town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most beautiful regions and offers year round attractions. The town sits on the edge of Lake Waka... more

Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is a scenic town in the South Island of New Zealand. It is one of the most beautiful regions and offers year round attractions. The town sits on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by the Southern Alps. The most remarkable sight is the Remarkables, which is a saw-toothed range of mountains on the opposite side of the lake from the town. 

Queenstown lies at the outlet to Lake Wakatipu, one of Otago and New Zealand's most scenic lakes. It caters for tourists on a wide range of budgets, from backpackers to luxury tourists. In many respects Queenstown can be a tourist trap. However, reasonable prices and bargains can be found for those prepared to look for them. 

The spectacular mountain scenery and Lake Wakatipu dominate the view from many parts of town. Most attractions in Queenstown make the most of the view. It is enough reason to spend time in Queenstown if you choose not to do anything else.
One of the best views is from the top of Bob's Peak reached by the Skyline Gondola. Breathtaking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peaks. It's truly magnificent and awe-inspiring!
 
The town centre contains many tourist and souvenir stores, and bargains can be hard to come by.
Top quality knitwear, Sheepskin and Possum Fur products, Greenstone (Jade) and bone carvings, and fine New Zealand wine is available for a price.

Places near Queenstown

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Queenstown Links

  Captains Steak and Seafood Restaurant and Bar is situated in the middle of the Queenstown Mall, opposite the Louis Vuitton retail shop.  This fantastic location is central to all shopping and nightlife that Queenstown has to offer. The out...

Located in an iconic heritage building, in the heart of Queenstown's pedestrian-only Mall, Tatler has long been a favourite Queenstown dining and function venue for locals and visitors.

This opulent bar is an all time favourite for those who enjoy a good party with a bit of class. Barmuda offers different spaces to suit all moods. The well-assembled central bar is often where you find the action, however if you are after something ...

  Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar in Queenstown offers lake-side dining with panoramic views of Queenstown’s lake and mountains.   Our New Zealand menu includes seasonal meals prepared with regional produce from Otago and Southland a...

Situated on the beautiful “Steamer Wharf” waterfront in central Queenstown Pier 19 Restaurant blends a mix of contemporary flavours with classics to deliver a unique Queenstown dining experience. This spectacular waterfront setting offers relaxed al...

One of Queenstown's best known pioneering landmarks is creating fresh history as a leading fine dining restaurant. One of the most romantic restaurants in New Zealand, Gantleys historic stone building, surrounded by 2 acres of landscaped gardens ami...

Hidden away down a back alley in the centre of Queenstown behind a rustic old wooden door, The Bunker offers discreet and intimate rustic fine dining with a distinctinctly new zealand flavour - specialising in game, red meats and local delicacies. C...

The Buffalo Club is Queenstowns Number 1 Party Bar! We do it in style everyday of the week... great staff, great times and a night never to be forgotten... Get in the Buff!

A firm favorite with both locals and tourists Montys Bar is a Monteiths Concept Bar, located seconds away from the edge of Lake Wakatipu, with a sunny courtyard outside & an enormous cosy fire inside for those cool days & nights.

In nearby Arrowtown The Blue Door offer a less hectic night out than its neighbour Queenstown.

As the name suggests this unique bar is isolated from the rest. With a theme of its own, Skybar boasts world class service and a diverse mix of classic and contemporary cocktails. If you are after an appetizing cocktail and a good scene, this is the...

There are many options when it comes to Queenstown restaurants - but none are quite like this! Feast on delicious New Zealand cuisine for lunch or dinner, served up with the best views in town at Skyline Queenstown Restaurant.   The famo...

  Altitude Bar is the biggest and best party bar in Queenstown! No matter what day of the week, Altitude Bar Queenstown has something that will give you the best night out in the adventure capital of the world. Every night of the week we hav...

Things do to in Queenstown

Set majestically in the rugged mountainous beauty of Central Otago in the South Island of New Zealand, this privately owned producer is committed to enhancing the environment with both their organically certified estates and winery and their ‘hands ...

  One of the first sights to captivate visitors to Queenstown is the distinctive outline of the Skyline buliding high above town.   Located an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, Skyline Queenstown offers awe-inspiring views o...

AJ Hackett Bungy

www.bungy.co.nz - Outdoor Activities

To some it's Bungy, others call it Bungee. All we know is that AJ Hackett Bungy pioneered this crazy adrenalin activity called Bungy Jumping in a little place called Queenstown, located on the South Island of New Zealand.

Chard Farm is a small family owned winery located just 20km from Queenstown, dedicated to the production of the finest examples of cool climate wines - specialising in pinot noir.

Onsen Hotpools

www.onsen.co.nz - Rest & Relaxation

  The Onsen Hot Pools experience is all about unwinding and soaking-up Queenstown's spectacular scenery. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth ...

Coronet Peak

www.nzski.com - Outdoor Activities

  World-class facilities, superb conditions and a spectacular rollercoaster terrain make Coronet Peak New Zealand's most exciting destination for snow lovers of any ability.   An easy 20 minutes from picturesque Queenstown, Coronet Peak ...

The Remarkables

www.nzski.com - Outdoor Activities

  With its relaxed atmosphere, sun-kissed slopes, dedicated learning facilities, and awesome snow tubing park The Remarkables is serious fun for families and big kids at heart.   Bring the kids up for some fun in the snow and all kids ag...

Jet Boating

www.shotoverjet.com - Outdoor Activities

ake a unique breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstown's only exhilarating full 360° spins. 'Can you handle the canyons?' with award winning Shotover Jet, 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' and...

Queenstown Nightlife

This opulent bar is an all time favourite for those who enjoy a good party with a bit of class. Barmuda offers different spaces to suit all moods. The well-assembled central bar is often where you find the action, however if you are after something ...

The Buffalo Club is Queenstowns Number 1 Party Bar! We do it in style everyday of the week... great staff, great times and a night never to be forgotten... Get in the Buff!

A firm favorite with both locals and tourists Montys Bar is a Monteiths Concept Bar, located seconds away from the edge of Lake Wakatipu, with a sunny courtyard outside & an enormous cosy fire inside for those cool days & nights.

In nearby Arrowtown The Blue Door offer a less hectic night out than its neighbour Queenstown.

As the name suggests this unique bar is isolated from the rest. With a theme of its own, Skybar boasts world class service and a diverse mix of classic and contemporary cocktails. If you are after an appetizing cocktail and a good scene, this is the...

  Altitude Bar is the biggest and best party bar in Queenstown! No matter what day of the week, Altitude Bar Queenstown has something that will give you the best night out in the adventure capital of the world. Every night of the week we hav...

Queenstown Dining

  Captains Steak and Seafood Restaurant and Bar is situated in the middle of the Queenstown Mall, opposite the Louis Vuitton retail shop.  This fantastic location is central to all shopping and nightlife that Queenstown has to offer. The out...

Located in an iconic heritage building, in the heart of Queenstown's pedestrian-only Mall, Tatler has long been a favourite Queenstown dining and function venue for locals and visitors.

  Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar in Queenstown offers lake-side dining with panoramic views of Queenstown’s lake and mountains.   Our New Zealand menu includes seasonal meals prepared with regional produce from Otago and Southland a...

Situated on the beautiful “Steamer Wharf” waterfront in central Queenstown Pier 19 Restaurant blends a mix of contemporary flavours with classics to deliver a unique Queenstown dining experience. This spectacular waterfront setting offers relaxed al...

One of Queenstown's best known pioneering landmarks is creating fresh history as a leading fine dining restaurant. One of the most romantic restaurants in New Zealand, Gantleys historic stone building, surrounded by 2 acres of landscaped gardens ami...

Hidden away down a back alley in the centre of Queenstown behind a rustic old wooden door, The Bunker offers discreet and intimate rustic fine dining with a distinctinctly new zealand flavour - specialising in game, red meats and local delicacies. C...

There are many options when it comes to Queenstown restaurants - but none are quite like this! Feast on delicious New Zealand cuisine for lunch or dinner, served up with the best views in town at Skyline Queenstown Restaurant.   The famo...