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Of course, it's not just the buildings and attractions that make a city unique — there's also the people who call it home. In this part of South Island, you'll find 10,000 of them.
The country's capital, Wellington, is 650 kilometres northeast of Queenstown. Dalefield lies 9 kilometres to the northeast.
Your entire family will love visits to Walter Peak High Country Farm and Kiwi and Birdlife Park. If you're after even more excitement, CaddyShack City Mini Golf and Alpine Aqualand are a couple of other possibilities.
Dive deep below the sea and discover some of the curious creatures that reside there at Underwater Observatory. The best bit? You don't even have to get wet!
Can you distinguish your sauvignon blanc from your pinot gris? Whether you're a wine collector or a novice who simply fancies a good drop, you can learn all about the local blends at the Amisfield Winery and the Gibbston Valley Winery. You can also sit back, relax and sample the liquid treasures at the Amisfield and the Chard Farm.
Take on the blackjack dealer at the Skycity Queenstown Casino. If you can't get enough of the shimmering casino lights and lively atmosphere, then the SKYCITY Wharf Casino should be next on your list.
See the magic that happens when nature and man work together at the Queenstown Gardens. If you weren't already an avid gardener, a wander through its stunning floral exhibits is bound to convert you.
Whether you’re after a picnic spot or just a sliver of grass to lie back on, Glenorchy Waterfront Reserve is the place to mark on your map.
Find it almost impossible to imagine taking a trip and not being near the water? Queenstown Beach is waiting for you.
Slip on some comfy shoes and gear up to go on an adventure. There are lots of nature reserves around this area that are just waiting to be explored. The fresh, crisp air and natural surroundings at Skippers Canyon and Bob's Peak are as invigorating as it gets. Cecil Peak and Queenstown Hill are two more that are worth a visit.
If you like to think of yourself as a bit of an art aficionado, you should create room in your schedule to explore some galleries. The Toi o Tahuna is a great place to start. Next up are the exceptional collections of the Queenstown Arts Centre and the Off The Wall Gallery.
Enjoy exhibitions packed with information and artefacts that tell the captivating story of this area at the Lakes District Museum.
If you want to experience some historical attractions, Williams Cottage and Arrowtown Chinese Settlement are perfect places to kick off your outing. If you're looking for more, also check out Queenstown Cemetery.
Be sure to clear some time in your schedule to explore Kawarau Suspension Bridge. This age-old crossing has proudly stretched over the water for what seems like an eternity, adding a touch of classical character to Queenstown.
Don't just feed your stomach on your travels, feed your soul too. Prominent religious sites like Church of St Peters and St Patrick's Catholic Church & Mary MacKillop's Cottage are sure to add another layer of meaning to your trip. If you want more, check for guided tours at St Josephs Parish.
Don't hop back on that plane just yet, there's still lots to do! Have you explored the Skyline Gondola and Steamer Wharf yet? AJ Hackett Bungy Jumping and Routeburn Shelter are two more options to consider.
Getting your hands on a suitable Queenstown hotel will be as easy as pie. There are 100 accommodations on lastminute.com.au, so you won't be short of choices.
Whether you're looking for a basic room to rest your head or one with the whole shebang, Queenstown has your back. For great service that won't cost you an arm and a leg, book a room at the Base Queenstown - Hostel (47-49 Shotover Street) or the Alpine Village (643 Frankton Road). Or maybe you'd rather treat yourself in more luxurious surrounds? Then let the expert staff at the Matakauri Lodge and the Azur Luxury Lodge take care of you.
28 Oct. - 29 Oct.
Staff were so friendly and helpful, the room was clean, had all facilities we would need and was cleaned daily, also the bed was quite comfortable
24 Oct. - 25 Oct.
This property is ideally located close to town, but far way enough to be nice and quiet. We were upgraded from a 1 bedroom apartment to a 2 bedroom apartment, and we couldn't have been happier. Everything was perfect! We were aware that there was building work going on in the resort and next door, ...
29 Oct. - 30 Oct.
We had a great time staying here. The view from the room is just amazing and the staff was very friendly and welcoming and made our stay there very comfortable, particularly Mohamed and Ashwini. Its 10 mins from the city and there is a water taxi as well to get you there. Will definitely be back ...
25 Oct. - 26 Oct.
Overall a good stay. The only dissapointing part was the beds were pushed together and were at slightly uneven heights.
25 Oct. - 26 Oct.
This hotel is so close to town - easy walking distance to everything - nice and warm inside while freezing outside
24 Oct. - 25 Oct.
Great views, very quiet and good facilities. Only one towel ringl in the bathroom. No suitcase stands offered. Tiny wardrobe hanging space with only two hangers available. Was told in advance that there would be "maintenance" going on but in reality this was major renovations, that affeceted the ...