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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
River
“The only way to experience the Shotover Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, experience a journey with Shotover Jet, 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!”
  • 52 locals recommend
Nature
“One of the local ski fields. Worth the drive to the base building regardless of the time of the year. Stunning views across the basin.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Spa
“Seriously... this is a MUST do while in Queenstown. Nothing beats being immersed in your own private hot tub, overlooking the Shotover River, or if you make a night booking, then gazing up to the stars. I highly recommend this special treat!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Place to eat
“Exceptional & intimate fine dining restaurant a short stroll down the road. Book via www.firsttable.co.nz/queenstown-lakes/ to receive 50% off your food!!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Relaxing dining experience overlooking the Shotover River - Delicious food, great atmosphere.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Beautiful setting beside the Shotover River, watch the Shotover Jet boats go past.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“Fully licensed bar, pool tables, arcade games and of course bowling alleys! Great for a rainy day with loads of fun to be had.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Lovely day spa with spa, sauna, steam room and pool. Roman bathhouse decor with amazing views. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“Stunning walk through the mountains walk alongside massive canyons. Either walk in for a bit and back again or all the way to Moke lake (you will need to organise transport back from Moke Lake)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Locality
“Awe-inspiring views, expertly groomed trails, sophisticated facilities and night skiing, Coronet Peak is Queenstown's original and premier ski field”
  • 17 locals recommend
Route
“Ross (your host) was the General Manager at Coronet Peak Ski Area for 4 seasons finishing in 2016. Bring your cross-country or downhill mountain bike in summer to experience some of the regions best tracks. In winter, ski your heart out. Fully sealed road and awesome view across the Wakatipu basin.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Marvel QT is located in the scenic Arthur's Point, moments away from Coronet Peak. The menu is honest and wholesome, based around obtaining the best cuts of meat, seafood and produce. Marvel is a warm, friendly gathering place where the food and beverage constantly delivers what it promises, the service is personalised, attentive and knowledgeable.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Network of biking/walking trails around the lake edge & onto other destinations. Access from Queenstown, not difficult & only need sneakers, fabulous views, wheelchair/baby buggy friendly, public toilets along the way. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
“this is a nice walk that shows you the tunnel that the white water rafters come out of. Also you get a view of the end of the Skippers Canyon.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Relaxing dining experience overlooking the Shotover River - Delicious food, great atmosphere.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cafe
“Beautiful setting beside the Shotover River, watch the Shotover Jet boats go past.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Marvel QT is located in the scenic Arthur's Point, moments away from Coronet Peak. The menu is honest and wholesome, based around obtaining the best cuts of meat, seafood and produce. Marvel is a warm, friendly gathering place where the food and beverage constantly delivers what it promises, the service is personalised, attentive and knowledgeable.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant

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