Queenstown and the Surrounds

Our informed have the local knowledge so help you to organise your entire stay in Queenstown, whether it's your wedding, a golf holiday or an adventure holiday, we understand how important it is to you.

Our Apartments and The Lodge are the perfect base to explore the endless attractions of Queenstown and the Southern Lakes. The informed staff can help you to organize your stay whatever you choose to do.

Hike one of the great walks in the Fiordland National parks,
Visit the peaceful serenity of Milford and Doubtful Sounds,
Ski or snowboard at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables in the winter season (June to October),
Go for a jetboat ride or white-water rafting,
Fish in our many alpine lakes,
Take a bungy jump from the Nevis Bridge
Or visit some of the fabulous wineries dotted all around the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago region.
Golfers are particularly welcomed and often join up with other guests on one of our spectacular local golf courses – Kelvin Heights, Millbrook, The Hills and Jacks Point being special favourites.

Festivals and Events

Queenstown has a range of festivals.
The Summerdaze Festival runs through January and includes many family and cultural events.
The Winter Festival usually runs in June/July and includes a wide range of entertainment and activities for all age groups.
Gay Ski week is another winter highlight and attracts people from all over the world.
In October it’s the Queenstown Jazzfest and the whole town is filled with the sounds of jazz and blues bands, often performing free outdoors and in our cafes.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Ski or snowboard at Coronet Peak or The Remarkables, Cardrona or Treble Cone or give Heli-Skiing a try.

Ski transport is 250m from Apres Ski Apartments and Boutique Lodge. Our resident Ski expert can give advice on equipment hire, daily transport and snow conditions.

Restaurants

FISHBONE GRILL
The freshest fish in town featuring South Island crayfish & oysters.Relaxed ,stylish ambience.
Delicious desserts & salads from their own garden..

BOTSWANA BUTCHERY
Outstanding decor and location on the waterfront. Excellent NZ cuisine and service.

RATA
Famous NZ chef Josh Emmett with partners have created this great restaurant. The food is sensational.

PIER 19
At the Steamer wharf overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Seasonal NZ cuisine with style

THE COW
The oldest restaurant in town in an historic building in Cow Lane, roaring fire. Famous for pizza & pasta with a casual atmosphere.Go early, no bookings here.

EICHARDTS HOUSE BAR
Lunch and enjoy the best ever seafood chowder. Great for evening drinks and tapas
Waterfront and warming fire in this historic building.

CHICOS & OLD MAN ROCK
Located in Queenstown Mall, this well established restaurant serves wonderful Lamb plus variety of NZ specialities,sit outside in Mall to people watch and enjoy the informal dining.

VKNOW
Locals love this place,located 2km from downtown in residential suburb Fernhill, the owners, Danny and Liz are passionate foodies and wine lovers.

PUB ON WHARF
Casual dining at great prices. The meals are large and good variety of NZ Pub food.

Queenstown Places to See & Things to Do

If you prefer something a bit different, Fiordland Charters provide private and unique Fiordland adventures.
Take a flightseeing tour over our beautiful mountain scenery or fly to remote glaciers and fiordland destinations with Glacier Southern Lakes and Over the Top helicopter excursions.

Useful Information

Car Rental New Zealand – Compare car rental prices in one easy system. Save time and money. Free online booking.
Queenstown Taxis and Green Cabs are our local taxi firms. Contact them to book airport and after dinner transport.
Destination Queenstown lists current events and activities for the Queenstown Lakes area.