Queenstown Gardens
Queenstown Gardens
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Marilyn M
    Columbia, Maryland134 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flexible Outdoor Space
    Admission is free and seems to be open all hours. It seems meant to be a place for everyone to enjoy. The paths have benches, frequently. Lots of tree specimens. Rose garden (not in bloom when I visited). Sports field. Skate park. Pond and ducks. Wonderful views of the lake and mountains and Queenstown.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Amanda C
    Gold Coast, Australia1,670 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great open space in Queenstown
    If you have a few hours to while away in Queenstown, the Gardens are a lovely place to do it. Most of the walk is around the lake with incredible views of the magic scenery. Lots of places to stop for a quiet moment or snap some amazing pics. Not a ‘formal garden’ with lots of information but more a family friendly open space with the occasional sculpture. Definitely worth a wander… or a run if that’s your thing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • TMM818
    Bunbury, Australia826 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning!
    We loved the gardens! We were fortunate to be able to walk in and out of town to our accommodation and we always detoured through the gardens both ways after discovering them on our first day. So beautiful and well planted. Beautiful sculptures mixed in with the plants and a disc golf circuit. So much we didn’t explore too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 24 October 2023
  • Acineto
    Auckland Central, New Zealand20,164 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon Stroll
    I had some time after lunch to look around and went for a walk in the gardens. I started with the harbour view walk which goes along the lake front. The views along that path were amazing and it was fairly quiet and a nice place to just have a slow stroll with scenic views. I had come from Queenstown Beach and the path looped up to Park Street, which has the main entrance of the Botanical Gardens. The gardens themselves wasn't very large but did have a couple of interesting areas. The pond area had the rotunda on one end and the Bowls Club on the other. This place was the busiest with plenty of people walking along the pond. There was a nice flower archway between the Bowling Club and the park but on the back path (left path if you are heading away from the pond). There is also a nice grassy area between the Bowling Club and the pond with entrances from both paths. Further along, past the tennis courts there is a nice garden area with quite a few memorial items scattered about. There were much less people here. There is also a frisbee golf course in the gardens, with the starting area close to the pond. It was a really nice place to walk around and take in some nature. It doesn't take long to walk through the park but you are also able to just hide out here when you find a nice spot.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 25 November 2023
  • timjstark
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A second choice activity, but a good one!
    On a day that our sightseeing flight to Milford Sound was cancelled (we were very disappointed), we consoled ourselves by going out for a walk while we processed the fact that our final day in Queenstown (& NZ) had been scuttled by high winds. Little did we know that the walk through Queenstown Gardens (and the adjacent Lake Path) were just what we needed! It was so peaceful, differing views appearing at each turn, and lovely people out enjoying a hidden gem of this town gave us the change of mind that we needed. I would not say that this walk replaced the thrills that the Milford Sound would have afforded us, but it was an awesome substitute! P.S. The winds in Queenstown were quite calm.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 November 2023
  • Judee
    Livermore, California934 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place for leisurely walk and kids to play. Lots of bathrooms!
    Great place to have a beautiful walk. Excellent kids playground with water running through part of it. You will see a rose garden, tennis courts, bocce ball, ice rink, tall trees that surround the upper area with the lake down below. There is a cafe near the ice rink. Loads of bathrooms. Bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful area.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 January 2024
  • TJouer
    Bellbrook, Ohio2,248 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful well kept gardens
    We recently stayed in Queenstown on holiday, and we stumbled upon the lovely Queenstown Gardens. We made use of the many walking paths to take an extensive hike one morning after breakfast. The Queenstown Gardens are easy to locate from the town, and they are well marked for walking and horticulture. There are several monuments and sculptures to view. Additionally, the Queenstown Bowling Club is right next to the gardens. Among the flora are all different varieties and colors of roses. The paths will take you through the forest and along the waterside as well. There's even an ultimate Frisbee park and plenty of benches if you need to rest. Tip: There is no admission charged to the Queenstown Gardens. You won't find any refreshments for sale in the gardens, nor any restroom facilities. Both are on the outskirts prior to the entrance of the Queenstown Gardens.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 January 2024
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed walking through Queenstown Gardens. It is mostly flat around the water’s edge and has a moderate rise to the interior pathway. There is plenty to see and do and the gardens are well maintained.
It also hosts the weekly parkrun event (every Saturday at 8am) and it is a great location.
Other features include a memorial to Robert Scott of Antarctic exploration fame. The views across the harbour are spectacular.
Written 25 February 2024
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Summer R
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
Really good view!!The panoramic vista stretched before us, a tapestry of lush green valleys and rugged mountain peaks, kissed by the golden hues of the setting sun.
Written 19 February 2024
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Michael C
Derby, UK1,981 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
These are beautiful gardens which fill a peninsular which juts out into the lake. Th gardens are very well maintained and we walked through them several times during our stay in the area. A really peaceful experience.
Written 11 February 2024
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Fernanda B
Sao Paulo, SP52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Beautiful walk, lots of people jogging and cycling. Amazing views of the lake. Park very well maintained, including with public restrooms.
Written 31 January 2024
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TJouer
Bellbrook, OH2,248 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We recently stayed in Queenstown on holiday, and we stumbled upon the lovely Queenstown Gardens. We made use of the many walking paths to take an extensive hike one morning after breakfast. The Queenstown Gardens are easy to locate from the town, and they are well marked for walking and horticulture. There are several monuments and sculptures to view. Additionally, the Queenstown Bowling Club is right next to the gardens. Among the flora are all different varieties and colors of roses. The paths will take you through the forest and along the waterside as well. There's even an ultimate Frisbee park and plenty of benches if you need to rest. Tip: There is no admission charged to the Queenstown Gardens. You won't find any refreshments for sale in the gardens, nor any restroom facilities. Both are on the outskirts prior to the entrance of the Queenstown Gardens.
Written 27 January 2024
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Judee
Livermore, CA934 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Great place to have a beautiful walk. Excellent kids playground with water running through part of it. You will see a rose garden, tennis courts, bocce ball, ice rink, tall trees that surround the upper area with the lake down below. There is a cafe near the ice rink. Loads of bathrooms. Bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful area.
Written 20 January 2024
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KomfortablyNumb
Katikati, New Zealand170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We decided a walk around the park would be a nice idea after lunch. It turned out to be an excellent experience. Beautiful vistas all around the perimeter path and a quick walk to the centre revealed a lovely pond, some rose gardens and assorted and rather impressive big trees. Highly recommended
Written 2 January 2024
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Darren_C_Thomas
Brisbane, Australia914 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great gardens and green space set right in the middle of town. The walk around the gardens is easy for any fitness and provides great views both of the township and the mountains that surround it.
Written 1 January 2024
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Life Is Travel
Atlanta, GA137 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Very nice experience, peaceful, pretty flowers and plants. Need some time to properly experience. Bring comfortable shoes and sunscreen
Written 5 December 2023
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timjstark
Milwaukee, WI687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
On a day that our sightseeing flight to Milford Sound was cancelled (we were very disappointed), we consoled ourselves by going out for a walk while we processed the fact that our final day in Queenstown (& NZ) had been scuttled by high winds. Little did we know that the walk through Queenstown Gardens (and the adjacent Lake Path) were just what we needed! It was so peaceful, differing views appearing at each turn, and lovely people out enjoying a hidden gem of this town gave us the change of mind that we needed. I would not say that this walk replaced the thrills that the Milford Sound would have afforded us, but it was an awesome substitute!
P.S. The winds in Queenstown were quite calm.
Written 29 November 2023
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