We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Sunshine Bay Walk

Glenorchy Road | Sunshine Bay, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
Review Highlights
Nice walk

Walk just out of Queenstown central, along the lake shore, best in afternoon with good light on you... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
Nice for a run

Perfect if you' re looking for a quiet run.. a bit too much in the shadow and be careful with your... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
Fabien D
Queenstown, New Zealand
Read all 44 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“close to town” (2 reviews)
“sunny day” (2 reviews)
Glenorchy Road | Sunshine Bay, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7935
Write a ReviewReviews (44)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 32 reviews

Reviewed 11 April 2017

Walk just out of Queenstown central, along the lake shore, best in afternoon with good light on you as you walk

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Perfect if you' re looking for a quiet run.. a bit too much in the shadow and be careful with your ankles (rocks !) but very nice for exercise around town (less than 10km/1h return)

Thank Fabien D
Reviewed 31 March 2017

...but just a small historical fact: "Sunshine" is not the original name for the area. It was called Sandfly Bay until the residential development began, so you might want to take some insect repellent if you go at the wrong time of year.

1  Thank MobileKiwi
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We walked to Sunshine Bay late morning. The trail was easy to find and quiet, only a couple of other people along the way and just 4 people when we reached the Bay. A couple were expertly launching their Jet Ski, very pleasing to watch...More

Thank Lavarcham
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Sunshine Bay track is about 30 minutes walking from the centre of Queenstown. Beautiful, very secluded and peaceful we spent about 4 hours just sitting on the little jetty.

2  Thank Kelly Ann G
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

From town to the track jogging is about 1km. Then down into the bushes and water side there is a track wide enough to run, safe enough to look up, and challenging enough to not be boring. I ran about 4km in, but I have...More

Thank UsFritter
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were just walking near the restaurants of Queenstown and we just landed on the walkway we saw a sigh for a waterfall but could not find it but the rest of the walk was stunning you could hear water running. There needs to be...More

1  Thank Annika D
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Needs a coffee bar at the end, but well worth the trek along some really lovely sites and picture taking stops. God for a cool day particularly as it is quite protected in spots

Thank Cay C
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Walk away from the crowds and take on this lovely wee track. Lots of stunning stops for photos on the way and the you end up on the excellent Sunshine Bay beach.

Thank DougieQT
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Queenstown doesn't have much free things for tourists, so when you find a track like that, beautiful vies and for free, you do it. The lake, the mountains and all this nature around you, is just amazing. The track is in very good conditions, at...More

Thank Gabriel C
Nearby HotelsSee all 59 hotels in Queenstown
325 reviews
.32 km away
Aspen Hotel Queenstown
121 reviews
1.02 km away
Mercure Resort Queenstown
1,501 reviews
1.26 km away
Heritage Queenstown
1,668 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
582 reviews
.95 km away
Chur Fish & Chips
61 reviews
.96 km away
MacKenzies Restaurant @ The Heritage Hotel Queenstown
133 reviews
1.53 km away
32 reviews
1.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
New Zealand Breeze - Day Tours
23 reviews
.67 km away
Not A Rail Trail
10 reviews
.50 km away
River Talk Guiding
5 reviews
.67 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Sunshine Bay Walk staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines