Steamer Wharf
Steamer Wharf
4.5
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
About
Steamer Wharf is Queenstown's premium lakeside eating, drinking and entertainment destination. Situated on the waterfront in the CBD, just follow the puff of smoke from the historic steamship TSS Earnslaw to this vibrant hub of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops in the perfect waterside location. Whether you are after a casual family meal or fine dining your sweetheart, a quiet afternoon drink or a big night out on the town, Steamer Wharf caters for every occasion. From coffee to craft beers, to live music and a casino, you will be spoilt for choice! Visit Queenstown's original Ice Bar at Minus 5, pop into OK Gift Shop for some Kiwi made souvenirs, or just soak up the magnificent views from a table in the sunshine.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia28,887 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
The Steamr Wharf has some character and some fairly average places to eat with a view, and has not changed much over the years, just aged a little. The backdrop of TSS Earnslaw, the lake and the mountains behind adds to the place and of course you have to visit if in Queenstown. Not quite 4, perhaps 3.5
Written April 6, 2023
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lwflawyer
Las Vegas, NV40 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
The steamer is cool. The problem is that during peak season (we were there during Chinese New Year) the operator is so greedy that we were all packed on like sardines. No place to sit. The only bad experience we had in Queenstown.
Written February 21, 2015
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Margarita P
7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Couples
The Wharf around the lakeside provides an extensive selection of restaurants, bars, and various shopping outlets. This is also where you will find the majority of visitors and street sellers for souvenirs. While just around the corner there is access to the lakeside itself, giving visitors and residents access to a good picnic area.
Written February 7, 2015
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GillianWeeks
Fareham48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014 • Friends
We took a boat trip from here on board the Steam Ship Earnshaw, it was a great trip though it was a cold windy day. We got off at the farm where you can have a BBQ or afternoon tea. I recommend the BBQ. We saw Sheep shearing and the sheep dogs working demo. All in all its a really nice trip, There is plenty of parking here and places to eat and drink while you wait for a boat trip or simply enjoy the harbour area.
Written January 27, 2015
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Martelle H
Kennewick, WA35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 • Couples
If you in Queenstown you have to take this cruise on an authentic steam powered boat. This truly is a unique experience, the boat is beautiful inside and out, the cruise is very scenic, refreshments and light snacks are served. They even had an old fashioned piano sing a long whilst we cruised. You can watch the engines working, the crew shovelling coal into the steamer's engines. Fantastic.
Written November 3, 2014
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,534 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
Visited on Monday 7th May. It all happens here, shopping, restaurants and the starting place if you want to do a cruise on Lake Wakatipu. And of course a great place to take in the views of the lake and snow capped mountains.
Written July 23, 2018
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DoryTravel
99 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Solo
Here you have different restaurants and a casino, also dessert shops. The harbour view with the stunning mountain and lake view make everything just as an amazing picture to see. Very nice!
Written January 3, 2016
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leostravellingman
Australia87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Business
I took some of my best photographs in this picturesque location. Right in the middle of town, it's a great spot surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants. You cant really avoid coming here if you go to Queenstown.
Written October 28, 2015
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ChefCliveM
London, UK2,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
This is lovely and clean and has a great range of bars and eateries. There are Street players and normally a small market with local producers of fancy goods. Great to have a drink and gaze at the lake.
Written February 15, 2015
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AucklandLibby
Auckland24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Friends
Love how they have done up the wharf at Queenstown. It was a lovely place to stop for a drink and we liked it so much we went back for coffee the next morning
Written January 28, 2015
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