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Must do in Queenstown

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Despite the many costly tourist attractions Queenstown has on offer, there's plenty of things for couples to see and do that don't cost a penny. You just need a sensible pair of walking shoes, a camera, sunscreen, sunglasses and of course, weather appropriate clothing.

Good for
  • Couples
  • History Buff
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

10 Places

1 City Tip

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10 Places

Habebes

Restaurants

Pub on Wharf

Restaurants

Flame Bar and Grill

Restaurants

Searle Lane Bar and Rotisserie

Restaurants

The Empanada Kitchen

Restaurants

Flaming Kiwi Backpackers

Hotels

Eat Humble Pie

Restaurants

Moke Lake

Bodies of Water

Queenstown Hill

Hiking Trails

Nick L's City Tips

  • A connect-a-bus day pass is the cheapest way to go, unless you're confident using the magic thumb. Remember to smile, your pleases and thank yous.
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    Habebes
    Restaurants (Cafe, Healthy, Middle Eastern)
    Nick L Says:

    Quick, healthy, tasty and colourful. Not too long to place your order at a counter where you see all the fillings. The staff are all friendly and there's a loyalty programme for regulars.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • The small chicken salad at $8 is great value.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 214 restaurants in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • tasty 19/09/2018
    • Love this place - reasonable prices 27/08/2018
    • Habebes
    Address:
    30 Shotover Street
    Plaza Arcade
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
    Phone:
    +64 3-442 9861
    Price range:
    US$0 - US$13
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
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    Pub on Wharf
    Restaurants (Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand)
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    Nick L Says:

    Great ribs for lunch. Bring appetite for this. Love the spacious tables and beautiful toilets.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 214 restaurants in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic value 22/09/2018
    • Best value 15/09/2018
    • Pub on Wharf
    Address:
    88 Beach Street
    Steamer Wharf
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
    Phone:
    +64 3-441 2155
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$13
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Other:
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    Flame Bar and Grill
    Restaurants (Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill)
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    Nick L Says:

    Great place for all carnivores. They have a $15 lunch special which is great bang per buck. I am yet to visit in the evening.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 214 restaurants in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Real GOOD Food! 24/09/2018
    • Thank You Alice! 22/09/2018
    • Flame Bar and Grill
    Address:
    61 Beach Street
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
    Phone:
    +64 3-409 2342
    Price range:
    US$4 - US$27
    Hours:
    Mon
    4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Other:
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    Searle Lane Bar and Rotisserie
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Pizza, Pub)
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    Nick L Says:

    quick, cheap and cheerful lunches for only ten bucks. Lunchtime is quiet, but evenings are pumping during the happy hour.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Great bang per buck. Awesome happy hour 9 to 10pn
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #143 of 214 restaurants in Queenstown
    • Bad ending 08/09/2018
    • $10 meals 18/08/2018
    • Searle Lane Bar and Rotisserie
    Address:
    15 Church Street
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
    Phone:
    +64 3-441 3934
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    Mon
    12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
    Tue - Wed
    12:00 PM - 1:30 AM
    Thu
    12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
    Fri
    12:00 PM - 3:30 AM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 4:00 AM
    Other:
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    The Empanada Kitchen
    Restaurants (Fast food, Argentinian)
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    Nick L Says:

    a really quick bite. A nice choice of different flavours.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #73 of 214 restaurants in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice snack on the go! 23/08/2018
    • Cheap and yummy 27/07/2018
    • The Empanada Kitchen
    Address:
    60 Beach Street
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
    Phone:
    +64 210 279 2109
    Price range:
    US$3 - US$7
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    Other:
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    Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
    Hotels
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    Nick L Says:

    Very friendly attentive staff and a home-away-from-home feeling makes this place great.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrifty Traveller
    Tips
    • Dorm 4 is my favourite (4 beds, storage space and next to the bathroom)
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 98 Accommodation in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place to stay 06/08/2018
    • Friendly, handy, warm, clean 21/05/2018
    • Flaming Kiwi Backpackers
    Address:
    39 Robins Road
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
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    Eat Humble Pie
    Restaurants (Fast food)
    Nick L Says:

    Great pies and great value. Awesome when in a hurry.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Friends
    Tips
    • Steak and blue cheese is my favourite.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #158 of 214 restaurants in Queenstown
    • Friendly, hearty and super tasty! 29/04/2016
    • Awesome pie 06/02/2016
    • Eat Humble Pie
    Address:
    Cnr Camp and Shotover streets
    Queenstown 9300
    New Zealand
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    Moke Lake
    Bodies of Water
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    Nick L Says:

    The ultimate escape for peace and quiet. Fantastic for swimming in summer

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • Keep this one secret!
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 136 things to do in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Remote stunning place 23/08/2018
    • A True Slice Of New Zealand 18/08/2018
    • Moke Lake
    Address:
    Moke Lake Road
    Queenstown
    New Zealand
    Phone:
    +64 3-442 7935
    Other:
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    Queenstown Hill
    Hiking Trails
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    Nick L Says:

    The ultimate views!! Well worth the walk. So much to see and learn on the way. The forest is stunning with all the toadstools and stone sculptures left behind by other walkers.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Good walking shoes, camera, sunscreen, sunglasses etc weather appropriate clothing
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 136 things to do in Queenstown
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fantastic views 23/09/2018
    • Nice hike, great views 17/09/2018
    • Queenstown Hill
    Address:
    Belfast Street
    Queenstown
    New Zealand
    Other:
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