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Activities & Attractions
There are endless adventures to be had in Queenstown, ranging from bush walks and wine tasting to bungy jumping and jet boating. Queenstown is known for its snow sports and is home to five ski fields, all world class and hugely popular. Perfect powder is virtually guaranteed, with enough trails to challenge even the professionals. Every outdoor activity is here, making the town a must do for most tourists.
The Skyline Gondola and Luge is nestled right behind the town, with the best view Queenstown has to offer. Ride in the Gondola up to the Skyline Restaurant. Here, you can have lunch or just a coffee whilst admiring the view. Afterwards, grab a luge cart and helmet and ride up the chairlift to the top. This Queenstown Luge course is great for beginners or thrill seekers, as you can control how fast you want to go. There’s plenty of twists, turns and dips – just watch out for your competition coming up behind you! The perfect activity for kids and groups, the Skyline Gondola and Luge combo is a must do.
A number of events are held in Queenstown every year. From Film Festivals, to extreme sports tournaments, to ski competitions, to farmer’s markets – There’s always something going on that’s sure to entertain.
Bars and pubs are host to Kiwi and international musicians each week. A wide variety of genres and musical tastes are catered for, whether you’re after a quiet jazz evening with a glass of local pinot or a head-banging metal gig.
Abundant with backpackers, motels, hotels and lodges, Queenstown has the ideal accommodation for every budget. Friendly, local hospitality greets you at every location. Blue Peaks Lodge and Apartments are a fantastic choice with a range of self contained options just 5 minutes walk from central Queenstown.
Restaurants, Bars and Cafes
With more than 150 restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Whether you are after a cheap and cheerful takeaway or a five course fine dining experience, Queenstown has all you can eat, and more. Follow dinner with a cocktail at one of the numerous bars and enjoy a live band or DJ. Highly recommended is the Skyline Queenstown Restaurant, offering the famous Taste of New Zealand buffet, highlighting fresh, local produce.