Things to do in Queenstown

Top Things to Do in Queenstown

Things to Do in Queenstown

Top Attractions in Queenstown


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  • Kenpd21
    Orewa, New Zealand6 contributions
    It was a relatively easy hike and easy to follow the path. In order to get to the peak their is an element of back tracking but then you can continue down the loop. I would recommend going counter clockwise (to the right) at the junction.
    Written 26 April 2022
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  • hanniepex
    Auckland, New Zealand476 contributions
    Everywhere is just picture perfect view.
    The lake is very beautiful. It has majestic mountains behind and colorful trees around during autumn.
    Just awesome view frOm any angle . Be it from the gardens, by the shore, by the roAd or by the shops.
    Written 17 May 2022
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  • Brian B
    Taupo, New Zealand2 contributions
    After a week of chasing birds around Fiordland and Stewart Island it was great to be able to confirm so many of my sightings here
    Written 14 March 2022
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  • KMBH NZ
    Masterton, New Zealand143 contributions
    We very much enjoyed this walk. Easy paths and mostly flat- lovely walk that we took our time on about 40 minutes. The views were brilliant and the gardens are cared for without being overdone.
    Very handy to town.
    Written 14 May 2022
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  • Chrissy
    Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
    Recommend talking time to go up the Ben Lomond Track. It was nice to be out and about in Pure nature. Didn't find the walk hard at all. The views are amazing and worth the hike. Suggest taking the gondola up to the luge and start from there to save the legs.
    Written 23 December 2021
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  • Sarah P
    Auckland Central, New Zealand386 contributions
    Awesome slopes for all levels of experience. Really well set up, with the base area for rental/toilets/storage/cafe etc. Good ski lifts, plenty of options. While there's car parks, the road up there is a bit dicey when its snowing/icy, my advice is to use the town Snow Center bus service, which is fantastic! Dont bother driving!
    Written 28 August 2021
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  • Ralph V
    6 contributions
    Wonderful trip up gondola to top of mountain. Good weather enabled superb 360 views. Staff were friendly and helpful.
    Written 17 February 2022
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  • PS00011
    Sedona, AZ218 contributions
    Really fun trail. We walked up and then back down. The walk up is definitely hardest at the beginning, where you have to navigate around roots, rocks, etc. while going up a steep grade. Once you get past that --probably the first quarter of the trail , it is more of a normal trail, but still steep in most places. But really pretty. We got up in 50 minutes.

    At the top, there are great views and a cafe, or just places to sit and chill which was nice.

    On the way down, it had rained so was a tiny bit slippery, but otherwise it was fine. But it is a workout, as you have to navigate down those same roots and steps. Definitely a leg workout on the way down, especially in that final 25% of the trail.

    Really fun though. However, if you're not used to hiking regularly I would plan to take your time and be sure to wear reasonable hiking shoes or sneakers.

    We recently did the QT Hill Time Walk, which is another great short hike in town. That one IMO had much better views plus it was just a slog up the hill, without all the roots and rocks to work around. Both great options!
    Written 12 April 2021
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  • GONZ
    Wellington, New Zealand16 contributions
    It’s worth a stop at this idealic winery. You can rent bikes for the trails here at reasonable rates. The winery and restaurant serve nice food although could be considered high end. The cheese deli has the best of nz cheeses. If you really like it you can invest in the development of the housing estate. Worth checking out.
    Written 9 April 2022
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  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand781 contributions
    Absolutely stunning place, not to far on a gravel road to a beautiful doc site with a lake that so clear we had to swim in it. Cool but not freezing. Inviting place to camp so we will be back - need a little bug spray.
    Written 12 February 2022
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  • GGs Reviews
    Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
    We visited at the end of May / 1st week of June 2021 and expected Queenstown to be very busy but, to OUR delight it was the opposite. It provided the opportunity for us to stroll through the mall and visit just about every shop. It was apparent that Covid 19 has adversely impacted the area and the "please-buy-from-me" look on many shop owner/manager faces left us feeling very guilty and sad.
    Some shops were still very expensive and tailored for tourists but, the majority of shops had excellent prices/deals/specials at the time and we certainly spent generously....The restaurants that we visited in the Mall continue to provide excellent service and food. Shop staff were still friendly and very helpful. So, overall, Queenstown Mall was very pleasant to visit and we sincerely wish all owners/managers/staff well.
    Written 24 August 2021
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  • Alina N
    1 contribution
    Chard Farm winery is an absolute magic place. The views, the wines and the team was absolute joy. We went to this winery for our pre-wedding drinks and were hosted by amazing Pauline. We had so much fun with her: she told us the story of the winery, topped up our glassed with beautiful wine and cracked up hilarious jokes. We loved every second of our experience with Pauline!
    Written 25 January 2022
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  • NZcurl
    10 contributions
    Biked Arrowtown to ‘Bungy Bridge’ with 7 year old and stunning views, great track. Did it the old fashioned way with push bikes, not e-bike, and was easy with ups and downs.
    Written 20 January 2022
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  • Tracy
    Rakaia, New Zealand4 contributions
    Great journey from the Hilton Resort and Spa to Queenstown using the return service. Friendly staff and ran to schedule.
    Written 3 January 2022
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  • Maree R
    Christchurch, New Zealand781 contributions
    Super friendly host, we stopped just for a quick look and received fabulous customer care. Lovely spot, beautiful label and fabulous wines. Highly recommend.
    Written 12 February 2022
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