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Best of Queenstown Guide

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Queenstown
Staggering beauty and heart-pumping thrills await in the resort town of Queenstown, which is also known for its Hobbits—much of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed in the area. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to Queenstown for the kayaking, bungee jumping, jetboating, white-water rafting, hiking and skiing. More mild-mannered adventurers can take a quiet cruise through nearby Milford Sound, part of the Fjordland National Park World Heritage area, or sample South Island pinot noir from one of the region's 75 wineries.

All things to do » Things to do

Ben Lomond Walkway
Ben Lomond Walkway
Attraction type: Hiking trails
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Queenstown Hill
Queenstown Hill
Attraction type: Mountains; Trails
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Queenstown Garden
Queenstown Garden
Attraction type: Gardens
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Skyline Queenstown - Gondola & Luge
Skyline Queenstown - Gondola & Luge
Owner description: Take a scenic Gondola ride to enjoy Queenstown's most spectacular views. At the top of Bob's Peak there's more to enjoy! For an adrenalin rush catch the chairlift to ride our... more Owner description: Take a scenic Gondola ride to enjoy Queenstown's most spectacular views. At the top of Bob's Peak there's more to enjoy! For an adrenalin rush catch the chairlift to ride our unique Luge, a non-motorised cart for a 800m blast of downhill fun. Then relax and dine in our taste of New Zealand buffet restaurant open for lunch or dinner, or sample lighter fare in the market kitchen. In the evening our Stargazing astronomy tours and the Kiwi Haka performances entertain and inspire. Come up for a visit to Skyline Queenstown today! less
Attraction type: Trams; Game & entertainment centers
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Queenstown i-SITE Visitor Centre
Queenstown i-SITE Visitor Centre
Owner description: We are the official Queenstown i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and your local experts in our region which is the number one choice for visitors. This Qualmark endorsed centre is... more Owner description: We are the official Queenstown i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and your local experts in our region which is the number one choice for visitors. This Qualmark endorsed centre is part of New Zealand's official Visitor Information Network (i-SITE)and the only official government approved information and booking centre in Queenstown. We are also the only visitor centre not owned or affiliated with any tourism operator thus remain unbiased about the best products to suit our visitors. We are your ‘one stop shop’ for travel advice and bookings for Queenstown tours, activities and accommodation. As an official i-SITE, we also specialise in travel arrangements for all New Zealand destinations. Better still, our service to you is FREE less
Attraction type: Visitor centers
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Taco Medic
Taco Medic
Ranked #1 of 199 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price: $5 - $11
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Street Food
Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 199 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price:
Cuisines: Spanish, New Zealand
Dining options: Takeout, Delivery
Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown
Lone Star Cafe & Bar - Queenstown
Ranked #3 of 199 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price: $11 - $29
Cuisines: Southwestern, Dessert, Steakhouse, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Fergbaker
Fergbaker
Ranked #4 of 199 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Eichardt's Bar
Eichardt's Bar
Ranked #5 of 199 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price: $5 - $20
Cuisines: European, Pacific Rim
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Pounamu Apartments
5.0 of 5
Pounamu Apartments
$120 - $410
Ranked #9 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Amity Lodge Motel
4.0 of 5
Amity Lodge Motel
$129 - $253 (NZD 171 - 335)
Ranked #11 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Whistler, The Chancellor - Queenstown
4.0 of 5
Whistler, The Chancellor - Queenstown
$112 - $184
Ranked #13 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Villa Del Lago
5.0 of 5
Villa Del Lago
$163 - $456 (NZD 216 - 604)
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Browns Boutique Hotel
4.5 of 5
Browns Boutique Hotel
$234 - $289 (NZD 310 - 383)
Ranked #5 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Glebe Apartments
4.5 of 5
Glebe Apartments
$178 - $360
Ranked #6 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel
$312 - $357 (NZD 413 - 473)
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Azur
5.0 of 5
Azur
$873 - $1,234 (NZD 1,156 - 1,635)
Ranked #2 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Queenstown Country Lodge
5.0 of 5
Queenstown Country Lodge
$223 - $320 (NZD 295 - 424)
Ranked #1 of 43 Queenstown B&B and Inns
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Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.