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Guidebook for Queenstown

Chrissy

Guidebook for Queenstown

Food Scene
Below is my ever-growing list of favourite places to eat and drink locally to help you discover Queenstown and Arrowtown! For 50% off restaurant deals check out the following website: www.firsttable.co.nz
Open from 7:30am, Yonder boast the primary go-to for speciality coffee, baked goods, sunny brunches and a great social lunch and dinner vibe. Their main focus is on dietary requirements (vegan, GF), with a large array of healthy and also indulgent delights.
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Yonder
14 Church St
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Open from 7:30am, Yonder boast the primary go-to for speciality coffee, baked goods, sunny brunches and a great social lunch and dinner vibe. Their main focus is on dietary requirements (vegan, GF), with a large array of healthy and also indulgent delights.
My favourite and locals keep this a secret! Amazing food, local beers and wines. Sometimes they have events on too. Check their website for more details. The best part is that you can walk from Goldfields Gem! It is just down the bottom of the hill. There is a short cut via Woodlands Close onto Woodbury Rise. Just look on google maps how to get on Woodbury Rise from Woodlands Close and you there in no time!
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Sherwood Queenstown
554 Frankton Rd
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My favourite and locals keep this a secret! Amazing food, local beers and wines. Sometimes they have events on too. Check their website for more details. The best part is that you can walk from Goldfields Gem! It is just down the bottom of the hill. There is a short cut via Woodlands Close onto Woodbury Rise. Just look on google maps how to get on Woodbury Rise from Woodlands Close and you there in no time!
The Boat Shed Cafe and Bistro, located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, is the perfect place to enjoy a fine coffee, breakfast or lunch.
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The Boatshed Cafe
847 Frankton Rd
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The Boat Shed Cafe and Bistro, located on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, is the perfect place to enjoy a fine coffee, breakfast or lunch.
The original Joe's Garage openend in 2000, situated in an old Post Office sorting room in Queenstown. The concept is the same now as then - to be a Cafe that everybody can go to and enjoy exceptional coffee and food presented by attentive and enthusiastic staff, listen to great music, and above all, have a lot of fun in an efficient "garage" environment. Open everyday, 7am – 4pm
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Joe's Garage
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The original Joe's Garage openend in 2000, situated in an old Post Office sorting room in Queenstown. The concept is the same now as then - to be a Cafe that everybody can go to and enjoy exceptional coffee and food presented by attentive and enthusiastic staff, listen to great music, and above all, have a lot of fun in an efficient "garage" environment. Open everyday, 7am – 4pm
Is an iconic, award winning cafe based in central Queenstown. They have a fresh, local, and organic philosophy behind both their food and coffee
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Vudu Cafe
16 Rees St
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Is an iconic, award winning cafe based in central Queenstown. They have a fresh, local, and organic philosophy behind both their food and coffee
South African BBQ
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Flame Bar & Grill
61 Beach St
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South African BBQ
Nestled on the hill less than five minutes walk from central Queenstown, overlooking the bay and the Remarkables, Bespoke Kitchen hits the location jackpot. But it’s the menu where Bespoke truly lives up to its name – a carefully crafted menu that speaks to health and wellbeing with no compromise on flavour. They are fresh, unprocessed and local where possible.
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Bespoke Kitchen
9 Isle St
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Nestled on the hill less than five minutes walk from central Queenstown, overlooking the bay and the Remarkables, Bespoke Kitchen hits the location jackpot. But it’s the menu where Bespoke truly lives up to its name – a carefully crafted menu that speaks to health and wellbeing with no compromise on flavour. They are fresh, unprocessed and local where possible.
Madam Woo serves up authentic Malaysian Hawker food in a fast, fresh and fun setting. The menu is designed to be shared and draws from many of the chef's authentic family recipes to create big, vibrant flavours.
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Madam Woo
5 Lower Ballarat Street
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Madam Woo serves up authentic Malaysian Hawker food in a fast, fresh and fun setting. The menu is designed to be shared and draws from many of the chef's authentic family recipes to create big, vibrant flavours.
The Cow is a Queenstown institution, celebrated its 40th birthday in 2017. The menu remains unchanged from when the restaurant opened its stable doors in 1977. The delicious mix of hand rolled pizzas, spaghetti dishes, hot soup, homemade bread & salad make a winning combination that has diners returning year after year.
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The Cow Restaurant
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The Cow is a Queenstown institution, celebrated its 40th birthday in 2017. The menu remains unchanged from when the restaurant opened its stable doors in 1977. The delicious mix of hand rolled pizzas, spaghetti dishes, hot soup, homemade bread & salad make a winning combination that has diners returning year after year.
Owned and operated by internationally recognized Michelin starred chef Josh Emett
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Rata
43 Ballarat St
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Owned and operated by internationally recognized Michelin starred chef Josh Emett
Seafood Restaurant
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Fishbone Bar & Grill
7 Beach St
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Seafood Restaurant
Japanese Cuisine
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Japanese Cuisine Kappa
36 The Mall
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Japanese Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options (Closed Mondays)
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La Rumbla
54 Buckingham St
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options (Closed Mondays)
Fine Dining
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Botswana Butchery
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Fine Dining
Quirky, different with food that packs a punch, Arrowtown hidden treasure. They are open for breakfast, brunch and lunch 8am-3pm.
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The Chop Shop
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Quirky, different with food that packs a punch, Arrowtown hidden treasure. They are open for breakfast, brunch and lunch 8am-3pm.
Fergburger is a Queenstown 'Must Do'! Operating since 2001 it has been a favourite by locals and visitors alike. Try the classic Ferg with Cheese, Tropical Swine, the Chief Wiggam or the Cockadoodle Oink… you can’t go wrong!
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Fergburger
42 Shotover St
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Fergburger is a Queenstown 'Must Do'! Operating since 2001 it has been a favourite by locals and visitors alike. Try the classic Ferg with Cheese, Tropical Swine, the Chief Wiggam or the Cockadoodle Oink… you can’t go wrong!
Erik's serves up delicious gluten free New Zealand Fish and Chips, a tempting range of seafood including scallops, oysters, calamari and mussels, plus some very tasty desserts. Order online via their website or mobile app for pick up or delivery across Queenstown including Fernhill, Arthur's Point, Frankton and beyond.
Erik's Fish and Chips
13 Earl St
Erik's serves up delicious gluten free New Zealand Fish and Chips, a tempting range of seafood including scallops, oysters, calamari and mussels, plus some very tasty desserts. Order online via their website or mobile app for pick up or delivery across Queenstown including Fernhill, Arthur's Point, Frankton and beyond.
Located on busy Shotover street, Bombay Palace is a melting pot of Indian cuisine, presenting heady spices, fully flavoured curries and melt in your mouth Indian Kebabs and breads.
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Bombay Palace Restaurant & Takeaways
1085 Frankton Rd
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Located on busy Shotover street, Bombay Palace is a melting pot of Indian cuisine, presenting heady spices, fully flavoured curries and melt in your mouth Indian Kebabs and breads.
Whole lamb shoulder, slow baked to perfection with rosemary & garlic and served with a side of scalloped potatoes for you to take home.
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Pedro's House of Lamb
47 Gorge Rd
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Whole lamb shoulder, slow baked to perfection with rosemary & garlic and served with a side of scalloped potatoes for you to take home.
Drinks & Nightlife
Since 1996 The World Bar has been serving up the iconic Teapot Cocktails to the Queenstown masses. This location marks the second home for the bar after a fire destroyed the original location in 2013. Just to keep everyone happy, most of the menu is available as vegetarian and gluten free. Families are welcome for lunch and dinner.
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The World Bar & Restaurant
27 Shotover St
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Since 1996 The World Bar has been serving up the iconic Teapot Cocktails to the Queenstown masses. This location marks the second home for the bar after a fire destroyed the original location in 2013. Just to keep everyone happy, most of the menu is available as vegetarian and gluten free. Families are welcome for lunch and dinner.
An iconic bar and the perfect intimate venue to enjoy a true Queenstown experience. This sumptuous up-market venue is all about service, the huge open fire, knowledgeable staff and great music. Bardeaux’s extensive wine and cocktail menu only adds to the elegant ambience.
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Bardeaux
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An iconic bar and the perfect intimate venue to enjoy a true Queenstown experience. This sumptuous up-market venue is all about service, the huge open fire, knowledgeable staff and great music. Bardeaux’s extensive wine and cocktail menu only adds to the elegant ambience.
Craft beers and amazing food
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Atlas Beer Cafe
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Craft beers and amazing food
Rooftop Lounge, Bar and Mediteraniean Kitchen
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The Sundeck Rooftop Bar
4 The Mal
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Rooftop Lounge, Bar and Mediteraniean Kitchen
Queenstown’s favourite premium bar, ideal for early drinks in the courtyard or a late night party. This opulent bar is an all time favourite for those who enjoy a good party with a bit of class. Barmuda offers different spaces to suit all moods.
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Barmuda
3 Searle Ln
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Queenstown’s favourite premium bar, ideal for early drinks in the courtyard or a late night party. This opulent bar is an all time favourite for those who enjoy a good party with a bit of class. Barmuda offers different spaces to suit all moods.
Grocery Shopping
302 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton Flats
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PAK'nSAVE Queenstown
302 Hawthorne Drive
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302 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton Flats
1/12 Hawthorne Drive Remarkables Park
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New World Supermarket
1/12 Hawthorne Dr
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1/12 Hawthorne Drive Remarkables Park
30 Grant Road, 5 Mile
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Countdown Queenstown
30 Grant Rd
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30 Grant Road, 5 Mile
A Foodies Paradise. Experience a unique shopping experience with a full delicatessen, in store cafe, butchery, bakery, fresh produce and dry goods.
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Raeward Fresh Queenstown
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A Foodies Paradise. Experience a unique shopping experience with a full delicatessen, in store cafe, butchery, bakery, fresh produce and dry goods.
Activities
There is plenty to do in Queenstown and surrounding areas. There is a variety of brochures at Goldfields Gem for you to browse through. The brochures are in the cabinet/bookshelf to the right-hand side of the TV. You can book either directly with the activity operators by phone or on their website or check out the below website for any last minute deals: www.bookme.co.nz
Take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola and take in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere!
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Skyline Gondola Base
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Take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola and take in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere!
World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now its your turn!
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Shotover Jet Queenstown
3 Arthurs Point Rd
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World famous as the ultimate jet boat experience, Shotover Jet has thrilled over 3 million people since 1965, and now its your turn!
No visit to Queenstown would be complete without a stop at the Kawarau Bungy Centre, The World Home of Bungy, opened in 1988. Nestled into a rock face overlooking the stunning Kawarau River, the view alone will satisfy any crowd.
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Kawarau Bridge Bungy - AJ Hackett Bungy
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No visit to Queenstown would be complete without a stop at the Kawarau Bungy Centre, The World Home of Bungy, opened in 1988. Nestled into a rock face overlooking the stunning Kawarau River, the view alone will satisfy any crowd.
These extreme adventures all start in Queenstown, but take you high above the town for the most spectacular views and thrilling experiences. Queenstown skydiving operators are all fully qualified and have top safety records, so you can relax and enjoy the ride!
NZONE Skydive Dropzone
786 Kingston Rd
These extreme adventures all start in Queenstown, but take you high above the town for the most spectacular views and thrilling experiences. Queenstown skydiving operators are all fully qualified and have top safety records, so you can relax and enjoy the ride!
Milford Sound Day Tour is a Must Do on your visit to Queenstown
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Milford Sound
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Milford Sound Day Tour is a Must Do on your visit to Queenstown
Offer various Ziptrek ride
Ziptrek Ecotours
45 Camp St
Offer various Ziptrek ride
Queenstown's Original Wine Tour
Queenstown Wine Trail Tours
160 Gorge Rd
Queenstown's Original Wine Tour
Combine the swing and the fox
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Shotover Canyon Swing & Canyon Fox
34 Shotover St
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Combine the swing and the fox
Explore the Mount Aspiring National Park by jet boat or funyak
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Dart River Safaris
27 Shotover St
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Explore the Mount Aspiring National Park by jet boat or funyak
Skiing and snowboarding
Queenstown is nestled in the heart of the Southern Alps, boasting magnificent mountains for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. Choose from four ski areas, the closest just 20 minutes’ drive from the town centre.
Taste the Freedom! The Remarkables is Queenstown's friendly ski field loved by families and freestylers.
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The Remarkables Ski Area
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Taste the Freedom! The Remarkables is Queenstown's friendly ski field loved by families and freestylers.
Awe-inspiring views, expertly groomed trails, sophisticated facilities and night skiing, Coronet Peak is Queenstown's original and premier ski field
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Coronet Peak
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Awe-inspiring views, expertly groomed trails, sophisticated facilities and night skiing, Coronet Peak is Queenstown's original and premier ski field
Treble Cone offers a real NZ snow experience. Long uncrowded slopes, legendary off piste terrain and unrivaled views. Perfect for all abilities!
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Treble Cone Ski Area
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Treble Cone offers a real NZ snow experience. Long uncrowded slopes, legendary off piste terrain and unrivaled views. Perfect for all abilities!
Cardrona is the ultimate alpine playground for all levels with NZ's first combined gondola chairlift, reliable snow conditions & world class terrain.
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Cardrona Alpine Resort
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Cardrona is the ultimate alpine playground for all levels with NZ's first combined gondola chairlift, reliable snow conditions & world class terrain.
Dessert Shops
Located on the Wakatipu lake front, Patagonia Chocolates is the place to go for delicious handcrafted chocolates, mouth-watering ice cream and decadent desserts. From humble beginnings as a small chocolate shop, they now have five cafes located in Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka and at Queenstown Airport.
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Patagonia Chocolates
50 Lakefront, Beach Street
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Located on the Wakatipu lake front, Patagonia Chocolates is the place to go for delicious handcrafted chocolates, mouth-watering ice cream and decadent desserts. From humble beginnings as a small chocolate shop, they now have five cafes located in Queenstown, Arrowtown, Wanaka and at Queenstown Airport.
The Cookie Bar offers a fresh take on the Cookie Time brand. Vibrant, fun and interactive, it's the hottest place in town for delicious HOT Cookies, Freakshakes, S'mores, Ice Cream and more!
Cookie Time
18 Camp St
The Cookie Bar offers a fresh take on the Cookie Time brand. Vibrant, fun and interactive, it's the hottest place in town for delicious HOT Cookies, Freakshakes, S'mores, Ice Cream and more!