Things To Do In Queenstown

Golf

Jacks Point Golf Course is an 18 hole par 72 championship course, with five tee positions, weaves through native tussock grasslands to the edge of Lake Wakatipu boasting some of the most spectacular views golfers could wish for.

The course is ranked number #1 in the South Island.

If you are a golfing enthusiast, you haven’t played golf until you have played Jack Point.

Designed by renowned professional and master golfer Sir Bob Charles and renovated by Greg Turner in October 2010, this championship course features five different tee positions for complete enjoyment at all levels of playing expertise.

Millbrook’s course is best described as an Alpine links  course, offering a variety of natural hazards including tussocks, streams, schist stone, trees and buildings.

Whether you are an experienced golfer or a beginner, Millbrook will delight all players.

 

Queenstown Golf Club is situated in the amphitheater of the Remarkable Mountains and offers a unique opportunity to play on what is internationally regarded as one of the most picturesque golf courses in the world.

Tour our website and enjoy some wonderful scenes that will give you a taste of what we have to offer.  Our Clubhouse facilities incorporate a cafe and bar open 7 days, offering amazing views of the Remarkables, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown.

Visitors are welcome 7 days a week, reservations are recommended. You will not be disappointed!

Activities

The Ben Lomond Track rewards trampers with spectacular 360 degree views over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountain ranges including Ka-kamu-a-Hakitekura/Cecil and Walter Peaks and Kawarau/Remarkables.

In fine weather, you may even spot Mounts Pikirakatahi/Earnslaw and Tititea/Aspiring in the distance.

The track begins among Douglas fir on Skyline Access Road or the Tiki Trail. At about 800 m altitude you leave the tree line behind to enter alpine tussocks and shrubs.

Climb to the 1,326 m Ben Lomond Saddle. Beyond the saddle is Ben Lomond Station where the track becomes a marked route. From here, the terrain becomes steeper and rougher as it approaches Ben Lomond’s 1,748m summit.

Note: The section from the saddle to the summit crosses private land.

Respect the landowner’s rights and keep to the formed track to avoid stock disturbance and farm hazards.

 

If someone told you to go jump off a cliff… would you do it? How about if we did? And how about if it was the world’s highest cliff jump? Trust us, you won’t regret it. For freefall, without equal this will be a heart-pounding highlight of your time in Queenstown.

We take our reputation as the ‘adventure capital of the world’ seriously.

When it comes to adrenalin-filled, balls-to-the-wall adventure activities in Queenstown we don’t do things by halves and we don’t muck around.

With 60 metres of freefall, the Canyon Swing is the world’s highest cliff jump. It’s a rush like no other. It’s a leap with no equal.

We want your experience with the world’s biggest cliff jump to change the very fabric of your being… and possibly even the fabric of your undies. So you do get to decide how you leave the platform and enter, screaming, into the void. Our Swing team adheres closely to The Message: “Don’t push me, ‘cause I’m close the edge.” We aren’t here to rush or crowd you.

Instead, our exceptional bunch of jump masters will safely manage your fear factor. Yes, these masters are slightly unhinged but they’re never less than 100% professional in their dedication to Canyon Swing safety and your personal journey.

They’ll push you (with words) to go that small step beyond what you thought was possible. Only then can you experience the true freedom that comes with that full-throated, adrenalin-fuelled scream out into the hungry void.

As you shuffle out to the edge of the bridge, heart pounding and mind racing, remember this – you’ve found yourself at the World Home of Bungy.

This is the original.

Many people have come and gone, on a mission to push the limits and test themselves.

Time for you to make the same leap of faith.

Stroll, walk the loop, run or cycle around a lake surrounded by spectacular mountains.

The trail around Lake Hayes offers exquisite mountain and lake vistas, a boardwalk protecting local wildlife, historic cottages and a close-up view of some of the area’s most notable homes.

Starting at the Rutherford Road end of the trail, there’s a gradual climb to an elevated bench high above the lake where the trail meanders along the contours of the hill before dropping down to the southern boardwalk section of trail.

Then cruising around past the Wakatipu Rowing Club (you’ll find a DoC longdrop here too) onto Bendemeer Bay and the Lake Hayes Reserve – the perfect picnic spot and more toilets.

If you’d like to take a plunge, Lake Hayes is a popular swimming spot during the summer months as its significantly warmer than the other lakes in the district.

All Mountain NZ offers a range of multi-day guided trips.

​They have something for all levels and take care of every detail for you.

Think epic rides, a rad crew and mouth-watering food and wine.

All you have to worry about is having fun!

The only way to experience Queenstown’s Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, is to enjoy the world’s most exciting jet boat ride.

A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish!

Proudly owned by Ngāi Tahu, the Māori people of this land, our connection to the Kimiākau (Shotover River) goes back centuries. As the home of our tīpuna (ancestors), this place is part of us. Only we have access to the spectacular Shotover Canyons and no one knows this area like we do!

Take a thrilling ride enjoyed by all ages and abilities. Purpose-built Luge carts put you in complete control as you take on over 800 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers.

Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again, and again, and again.

Gentle and leisurely or steep and adventurous, you’ll be hooked. Once is never enough. Try the night luge also!

A Must-Do Queenstown Activity!

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!

You’ll be carried 450 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular 220-degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and, of course, Queenstown.

When you get to the top, enjoy the spectacular views while having a drink from the Bar, take a few rides on the thrilling Luge (once is never enough), refuel with a sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant and finish your day with an awe-inspiring Stargazing tour. And there’s more to enjoy!

Surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers and fiords, Queenstown is an ideal destination for all your favourite water activities, and some you may not have discovered yet.

You can embark on a leisurely boat cruise, a thrilling jet boat ride through steep ravines or across the open waters of Lake Wakatipu, or explore deep canyons around the region on a canyoning escapade.

Meanwhile, parasailing lifts you high above the lake as you sail along behind a boat, enjoying the thrill of the ride and the beautiful scenery from above.

With a few hours to spare you could enjoy a relaxing canoeing or kayaking trip down a pristine river, across a sparkling lake or on a remote fiord.

Kayaking and canoeing excursions in Queenstown are great for the whole family, and for travellers looking to join a social group activity.

The ultimate in water adventures in Queenstown will take you back to the rivers, where you can go whitewater rafting or river surfing. Take your pick from heli-rafting, family rafting, river boarding, river surfing, Queenstown offers a grade of rapids for everyone, from beginners to advanced whitewater enthusiasts. So whether you’re an expert or a complete novice, get out there and get wet!

Metropolitan Dining

An ethical, family-run café in Frankton Queenstown, Frank’s Eatery, was created with love and a passion for café culture.
Serving wholesome, tasty food using free range, local produce (they like to look after their neighbours), Frank’s embraces it’s responsibility to help create a world where our planet can flourish. Pretty cool eh?

Frank’s believes the foundations of a good café are simple…serve great food and great coffee in a great space. And that’s just what they’ve been doing. Joining the Queenstown scene in December 2017, Frank’s is making waves across the South Island.

Frank’s is bold, stripped back, honest, straight forward; unapologetically frank. With fuss-free food and décor, Frank’s knows what’s important; great-tasting, simple, ethical food and great quality, fair trade, organic coffee.

With cosy-cushioned corners, bright spaces and outdoor seating, Frank’s will be your new go-to spot on any occasion. Pop in for breakfast, grab a coffee or catch up with friends over lunch.
Frank’s is all you need.

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1. To be honest, unrestrained, bold, straightforward.

Think of Pantry as Frank’s little sis. Just as bold and straight forward, just with more grab-and-go options. Think sandwiches, salads, sweet treats and oodles of fresh-out-the-oven bakes, as well as a breakfast & lunch menu for those with a bit more time to relax.

Opening in June 2018, Frank’s Pantry was created by foodies for foodies, serving up awesome-tasting food which looks good and feels good. With the same Frank’s ethos, Pantry plates up wholesome, ethical food, made from the very best local ingredients.

Whether you’re after a long work brunch, mid-morning coffee with friends or a swoop-in lunch on the move, Pantry will be your new local.

Frank’s is all you need.

The first restaurant and shop in Queenstown where Fresh Pasta and Ravioli is made every day with different sauces. Customers can eat in store or take home to cook, pizza, pasta you name it.

In addition to the Pastas or Ravioli there are many varieties of Lasagna, Pasticcio and Cannelloni as well as vegetarian all made with the best fresh local ingredients, cheeses and cured meats imported from Italy.

We also have our own wine to serve with the food and of course Italian Pizza and Gelato.

Think simmering curries and melt-in-the-mouth meats at this fiery kitchen and bar! Take your tastebuds for a journey and experience a fusion of Vietnamese flavours and fresh New Zealand produce.

Tuck into their signature starters, like the Saigon summer rolls, crispy chicken or Hanoi grilled pork meatballs. Fall in love with their light dishes, such as the Vietnamese pancakes with grilled pork and spring rolls, or dive one of their stunning Pho soups.

Fancy some spicy seafood fresh off the boat? Try the grilled salt and chilli fish fillet, or the chargrilled whole tiger prawns. From the land, enjoy succulent lemongrass and chilli chicken, or discover the scrumptious of the chargrilled caramelised pork chop.

Located in the heart of Remarkables Park Town Centre, nestled at the base of the Remarkables mountains, Saigon Kingdom is a fantastic choice for relaxed dining.

The Shelter Bar & Kitchen

A great local bar and grill location, close by serving some of the best beers and wines in the region.

The Shelter provide an incredible range of culinary delights, you just have to experience for yourself.

Takeaway Dining

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1. To be honest, unrestrained, bold, straightforward.

The Frank’s you know and love but bolder and even more straight forward.

We make authentic, delish, ethical takeaways in Frankton QT. Think seriously good pizzas, proper fish and chips and killer burgers.

Staying true to our roots, we’re all about free-range, local, Kiwi ingredients and eco-packaging – because it’s cool to be kind.

So don’t just settle for any old takeaway. Get a Frank’s + Go.

Because Frank’s is all you need…

If you come to Queenstown, Fergburger is an absolute must-do.

It’s tough to find a greater burger challenge for the hungry adventurer, skier or mountaineer.

Shopping

Five Mile is Queenstown’s newest and most exciting retail and business centre nestled at the gateway to Queenstown on the Frankton Flats.

Close to our hotel, here you’ll find everything you’ll need.

Set in the vibrant Remarkables Park in Queenstown, this town centre is the true heartbeat of the area.

With over 30 specialty retailers, Remarkables Park Town Centre has it all.

From the latest fashion to sports equipment, from electronic and household appliances to health & beauty & gifts, restaurants, cafe’s, supermarkets & banks, you’ll find it all here at your fingertips!

Bubble Burster Assurance Deal​

We can’t wait to welcome you back to Queenstown and are thrilled that you are considering coming back to our town this year. It’s worth remembering that the New Zealand Government has stressed that all travellers should ensure they have a contingency plan should an outbreak and lockdown occur during their stay in New Zealand.

The Safari Hotel Group have introduced the “Bubble Burster Assurance Deal”, providing you with an assurance that we will look after you should a lockdown occur during your stay with us. Not only will we provide your first lockdown night with us Free of Charge, any subsequent nights will be charged at only 50% of your pre lockdown rate!

The Safari Hotel “Bubble Burster Assurance Deal” is valid at the Ramada Queenstown Central Hotel and the LQ Hotel by Wyndham Queenstown, the Ramada Suites Christchurch, and the Ramada Newmarket Auckland.

Terms & Conditions Apply

Bubble Burster Assurance Deal applies only to existing accommodation bookings in house at the time of a lockdown / border closure announcement. The Bubble Burster Assurance Deal is valid for a maximum of 7 nights following the lockdown / border closure announcement. The Bubble Burster Assurance Deal is valid only for continuous nights stay (cannot be re-applied once guest has checked out). First night is provided Free of Charge and all subsequent nights will be charged at 50% of the original nightly accommodation charge. The Bubble Burster Assurance Deal is paid directly to the hotel, and not via Third Parties