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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.

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Around The Basin Bike Tours
Around The Basin Bike Tours
Owner description: Around The Basin Ltd is a well established, locally owned company who pride themselves on offering a personalised service for all your biking needs on the Queenstown Trails... more Owner description: Around The Basin Ltd is a well established, locally owned company who pride themselves on offering a personalised service for all your biking needs on the Queenstown Trails, choose from Supported and Guided Cycle Adventures or simply Bike Hire or our Bike Shuttle Service that operates within the Wakatipu Basin. Around The Basin is owned by long term Queenstown locals Steve Norton and Lisa Cooper who are passionate about biking with over 20 years of involvement in the adventure tourism industry in Queenstown. Around The Basin has tailored a number of different cycle packages. Our target market is Grade 1 to 2 riders wanting a quality biking experience in one of the most beautiful areas of New Zealand renowned for its spectacular scenery. We operate on purpose built Cycle Trails which wander through the basin, past two lakes, three river gorges, historic Arrowtown, the wine area of Gibbston Valley and countless mountain ranges. The purpose built trails that ATB utilise are all off road. less
Attraction type: Bike Tours; Biking Trails; Wine Tours & Tastings
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Ben Lomond Walkway
Ben Lomond Walkway
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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Queenstown Hill
Queenstown Hill
Attraction type: Hiking Trails
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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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Walter Peak High Country Farm
Walter Peak High Country Farm
Owner description: Disembark from your TSS Earnslaw Cruise and experience New Zealand's high country farming lifestyle. Join our rural host for a walking tour of Walter Peak's farmyard. Help feed... more Owner description: Disembark from your TSS Earnslaw Cruise and experience New Zealand's high country farming lifestyle. Join our rural host for a walking tour of Walter Peak's farmyard. Help feed the sheep, get close to deer and Scottish Highland Cattle, watch the farm dogs in action and see the farmer shear a sheep. Stroll through the gardens to the Colonel's Homestead Restaurant for morning/afternoon tea beside the lake. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Taco Medic
Taco Medic
Ranked #1 of 209 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
Ranked #2 of 209 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price:
Cuisines: Spanish, New Zealand
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Reservations, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Habebes
Habebes
Ranked #3 of 209 Restaurants in Queenstown
Dining options: Lunch
Vknow
Vknow
Ranked #4 of 209 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: Contemporary
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar
Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar
Ranked #5 of 209 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price: $3 - $19
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Grill
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Glebe Apartments
4.5 of 5
Glebe Apartments
$144 - $938
Ranked #7 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Pounamu Apartments
5.0 of 5
Pounamu Apartments
$124 - $299
Ranked #11 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Alexis Queenstown Motor Lodge and Apartments
4.0 of 5
Alexis Queenstown Motor Lodge and Apartments
$112 - $160
Ranked #13 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

The Dairy Private Hotel
4.5 of 5
The Dairy Private Hotel
$277 - $321 (NZD 428 - 496)
Ranked #1 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Villa Del Lago
5.0 of 5
Villa Del Lago
$182 - $395 (NZD 281 - 610)
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
5.0 of 5
Queenstown Park Boutique Hotel
$188 - $271 (NZD 291 - 419)
Ranked #5 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Azur
5.0 of 5
Azur
$814 - $1,142 (NZD 1,258 - 1,765)
Ranked #2 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Matakauri Lodge
5.0 of 5
Matakauri Lodge
$965 - $2,237 (NZD 1,491 - 3,457)
Ranked #3 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Platinum Queenstown Villas
4.5 of 5
Platinum Queenstown Villas
$220 - $330 (NZD 340 - 510)
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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.