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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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Locals' Tips

Ziptrek Ecotours

Local Tip For the more adventurous, the Kea 6-line Tour features the world's steepest tree to tree zipline and is the fastest and longest tour option.

Local Tip

Pub on Wharf

Local Tip Grab a table outside and enjoy the pub's beer served in real pints.

Local Tip

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Ribs & Beer $20

Ribs & Beer $20

27 May

Come in on Wednesdays from 5pm and get a 1/2 kilo of mouthwatering ribs ,salad and a handle of Monteiths Beer for $20 more »

Twilight Tapas at My Thai Lounge

Twilight Tapas at My Thai Lounge

29 May

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

29 May

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

30 May

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 »

Videos

Shotover Jet

Shotover Jet invites thrill seekers to try the 'The World's Most Exciting Jet Boating Ride' - a high-speed jet boat ride through Shotover River Canyons. more »

Virtual Tours

Ziptrek Ecotours

Ziptrek Ecotours is New Zealand's number one ziplining guided tour featuring the steepest tree to tree zipline in the world. more »

Queenstown Photos

Lake Wakatipu, view from Frankton

Lake Wakatipu, view from Frankton

Northburn Station, Cromwell

Northburn Station, Cromwell

Skyline Gondola

Skyline Gondola

Lake Wanaka, view from Glendhu Bay track

Lake Wanaka, view from Glendhu Bay track

Queenstown & The Remarkables

Queenstown & The Remarkables

Kelvin Heights Golf Course

Kelvin Heights Golf Course

Kinloch

Kinloch

Lake Johnson

Lake Johnson

Crown Range Lookout

Crown Range Lookout

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"The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream" - Jack Kerouac