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Lake Hayes, Queenstown

Queenstown

Home of the world's first jet boat, bungy jump and river surfing operators, Queenstown likes to push the boundaries. Thrills are at every turn including river rafting, skydiving and mountain biking.
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Central Otago Farmers' Market

Local Tip There is plenty of Free parking available on Mckinlay Lane which is just outside the Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct.

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Gantleys Restaurant

Local Tip If you don't have a car or want to enjoy a drink, you can be picked up from central Queenstown, by arrangement with the restaurant.

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Twilight Tapas at My Thai Lounge

Twilight Tapas at My Thai Lounge

31 Oct

Enjoy twilight tapas at My Thai Lounge, every Friday, between 5pm and 7pm. All tapas are served with cocktails and beer specials. more »

Half Kilo Rump just $20 on Fridays

Half Kilo Rump just $20 on Fridays

31 Oct

Get a HUGE 500 gram Rump steak, fries, sauce & coleslaw for just $20. Available all day every Friday! more »

Creative Queenstown Art & Craft Market

Creative Queenstown Art & Craft Market

1 Nov

Held every Saturday, the Creative Queenstown Art & Craft Market benefits from the stunning waterfront location of Earnslaw Park. The market is your chance to meet local artists displaying their wares while enjoying the live music and incredible setting. From Nov 1st to 30 April, the market is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm. From May 1st to 31 Oct... more »

King of the roast Sunday

King of the roast Sunday

2 Nov

Enjoy tender roast Otago lamb, traditional roasted potatoes, pumpkin and parsnips. Served with green vegetables and homemade minted gravy. Served every Sunday at Pig and Whistle Pub for $17.50 more »

Videos

AJ Hackett Bungy - Kawarau Bridge Bungy

The world's first, and still the best, bungy jump site, at the Kawarau Bridge, outside Queenstown. Full visitor centre, with viewing platform, cafe, shop, plus the awesome bungy jump itself. more »

Virtual Tours

Gantleys Restaurant Weddings and Functions

Personal and romantic venue in an historic setting. 1860s stone building, 2 acres of gardens, open fires. Classic heritage decor. Caters for up to 100 guests. 10 minutes from Queenstown. more »

Queenstown Photos

Pinot Noir, Gibbston

Pinot Noir, Gibbston

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Airport

Queenstown Fallen Soldiers Memorial

Queenstown Fallen Soldiers Memorial

Lake Wakatipu

Lake Wakatipu

Ridgeline Adventures, Lake Wanaka

Ridgeline Adventures, Lake Wanaka

Lake Wakatipu, view from Frankton

Lake Wakatipu, view from Frankton

Lake Alta

Lake Alta

Edgar Bridge, Queenstown Trail

Edgar Bridge, Queenstown Trail

Gibbston Valley Winery

Gibbston Valley Winery

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