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Things to do in Queenstown

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Burger Restaurant
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“To avoid the queue you can phone them with your order then simply go there to the window and collect your meal. Great big burgers, coeliac and dairy free requests are taken seriously. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Set in a little cottage near the Lake Front. In the upper $$ range but beautiful, tasty food and really worth trying if you are looking for somewhere special to dine. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
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“Locals favourite! From excellent smoothies & coffee to delicious freshly baked goodies plus brunches & lunches. Highly recommend a visit”
  • 62 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Great fun, always busy and costs nothing. Grab a frisbee from the box in the lounge and walk around the gardens whilst throwing a frisbee. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The most amazing views of Queenstown. Great restaurants and if your into star gazing that is an added bonus on a starry starry night.🤩”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Walk up to the Basket of Dreams...a favoyrite short hike. Keep walking another 10mins past the basket to the top for Panoramic views of the area”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for Brunch - order off the menu or grab something from the extensive variety of cabinet food”
  • 38 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best burgers in Queenstown! Awesome beer garden for sunny days or covered and heated for cool or rainy days. Great atmosphere for group dining and turns into a bit of a party later at night with dj's and live music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Ride the gondola for a great surround view of Queenstown! Buy tickets to ride the luge, you won’t be disappointed!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Queenstown’s famous fine dining restaurants by celebrity chef Josh Amat ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Fantastic atmosphere & mouth watering food! Malaysian food with a kiwi twist. Try the Hawker Rolls, beef rendang & Woo fried rice with a glass of Piont Gris! Delicious!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
“Neat little (very little) spot for a beer. Does get very busy in the late afternoons with the mtb crowd. Good value steaks and tasty burgers too”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place for pizza! Freshly baked bread is available and comes to the table piping hot. Great pasta dishes too! The atmosphere is rustic and cosy especially in the winter with the open fire.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“Great night bar tucked in on Cow Lane famous for cocktails and some special drinks. Serves great food as well. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Close to Frankton overlooking the lake. Lovely coffee. A good spot to top while out on the walking track,”
  • 46 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“One of the main places for meat eaters in Queenstown - lots of choice and good service.”
  • 29 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Burger Restaurant
“To avoid the queue you can phone them with your order then simply go there to the window and collect your meal. Great big burgers, coeliac and dairy free requests are taken seriously. ”
  • 76 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“Set in a little cottage near the Lake Front. In the upper $$ range but beautiful, tasty food and really worth trying if you are looking for somewhere special to dine. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Café
“Locals favourite! From excellent smoothies & coffee to delicious freshly baked goodies plus brunches & lunches. Highly recommend a visit”
  • 62 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“The most amazing views of Queenstown. Great restaurants and if your into star gazing that is an added bonus on a starry starry night.🤩”
  • 54 locals recommend
Pub
“Best burgers in Queenstown! Awesome beer garden for sunny days or covered and heated for cool or rainy days. Great atmosphere for group dining and turns into a bit of a party later at night with dj's and live music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Ride the gondola for a great surround view of Queenstown! Buy tickets to ride the luge, you won’t be disappointed!”
  • 38 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Queenstown’s famous fine dining restaurants by celebrity chef Josh Amat ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
“Fantastic atmosphere & mouth watering food! Malaysian food with a kiwi twist. Try the Hawker Rolls, beef rendang & Woo fried rice with a glass of Piont Gris! Delicious!”
  • 40 locals recommend

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