Spectacular Queenstown, the most popular holiday destination in New Zealand for international visitors, offers an incredible range of things to do no matter what the season. Nestled on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and overlooked by the magnificent Southern Alps. With its diversity of activities, places to eat and entertainment New Zealand's adventure capital is a truly great destination.
Copthorne Hotel Lakefront
Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the Copthorne Hotel Lakefront is a year-round resort that offers the very best of the New Zealand outdoor lifestyle. Within walking distance of the centre of Queenstown and a few minutes stroll from Lake the Copthorne Lakefront is also within easy distance of New Zealand's finest ski fields and is a good base for exploring the spectacular scenery of New Zealand's southern alpine region. This resort hotel blends superior facilities, comfort with friendly, personal service.
- Gym/Fitness Centre
From £31 per person per night
Grand Mercure St Moritz
Grand Mercure St Moritz has a central location ensuring easy access to the main attractions of Queenstown, yet its elevated position overlooking Queenstown Bay provides serenity away from the hustle and bustle. The hotel has an alpine feel about it and offers tastefully stylish interiors with dramatic lake and mountain views. One of Queenstown's premier hotels noted for highly attentive service, premier accommodation and fine cuisine.
From £45 per person per night
Heritage Queenstown is approximately a 10-minute walk along the lake from the town centre and about 8 km from Queenstown Airport. Guests can soak in the amazing view of the towering Remarkables mountain range rising from the rippled waters of Lake Wakatipu from a choice of a room, suite or three-bedroom villa. At this hotel guests will find beautifully furnished rooms befitting one of the most awe-inspiring locations in New Zealand with well-appointed room facilities. The entertainment facilities include heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and a modern gym.
From £46 per person per night
Novotel Gardens Hotel
On the waterfront of Lake Wakatipu, in the very heart of Queenstown, the hotel offers stunning views of the lake and mountains. This fresh, modern hotel has recently undergone a major refurbishment and offers stylish new and upgraded rooms and facilities. Guests can relax with lake, mountain or garden views. Novotel Queenstown Lakeside is the most centrally located four star hotel on Queenstown's lakefront. Step outside your door and find the heart of Queenstown just steps away.
From £44 per person per night
Queenstown Tours & Excursions
Shotover Jet is imitated by many; but for sheer excitement, no-one else even comes close.
Shotover Jet is the only company permitted to operate amidst the spectacular scenery of the Shotover River Canyons.
This is the home of spectacular shallow water jetboating. Give yourself a buzz and 'Catch the Canyons' - with Shotover Jet - the world's most exciting jetboat ride!
Departs: Passengers are to make their own way to the 'Station Building' (on the Corner of Shotover and Camp Streets, Queenstown).
Check-in is 10 minutes prior to the trip.
Hours of operation are 7 days a week, 8.30am-5.00pm
Tour operates every 30minutes
We recommend that you reconfirm your tour time 24 hours in advance.
From £54 per person
One of the first sights to that greets visitors to Queenstown is the distinctive outline of the Skyline complex nestled high above town. Reached by Gondola and situated on Bob's Peak 790 metres above sea level the best views in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular 220 degree panorama. This really is an awe inspiring place.
Departs: Daily; the gondola station is a five minute walk from central Queenstown and most major hotels.
Gondola ride from £11 per person
Include a buffet lunch from only £23 per person
Include a Kiwi Haka show from £26 per person
Include dinner from £35 per person
Queenstown Discovery Stay
On arrival at Queenstown we will transfer you to your chosen hotel.
A day at leisure to enjoy the sights and delights of the adventure capital of New Zealand, in the evening join the fun with the Walter Peak Evening Dining excursion.
Today we provide the thrills, courtesy of the Shotover Jet canyon ride, the world?s most thrilling jetboat experience.
Your time in Queenstown is at an end; we will transfer you back to the airport for your onward travel.
Prices per person per night sharing a a twin or double room on a room-only basis.
Peak season prices may apply year-round.
Rydges Lakeland Resort from £249
TSS Earnslaw Walter Peak Evening Dinner
A return scenic cruise Queenstown to Walter Peak High Country Farm on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw.
During the cruise across Lake Wakatipu to Walter Peak, guests may purchase pre-dinner drinks and listen to the pianist play a few old favorites.
On disembarking at Walter Peak, guests are warmly welcome and escorted though the beautiful lakeside gardens to the charming Colonel's Homestead where they are seated amidst elegant surroundings.
Our resident pianist provides background music and on cold nights open fires create a cosy atmosphere.
The delicious carvery style buffet features New Zealand specialties - succulent Roast Meats, Fresh Seafood, Salads and Vegetables.
The traditional desserts are hard to resist. An excellent range of wine and other beverages are available for purchase from the well stocked bar.
Following the meals, guests have the option of an entertaining, brief farm show, or of relaxing in the bar before returning on board the TSS Earnslaw to Queenstown.
A tradition is the TSS Earnslaw's sing-along around the piano on the return journey.
NOTE: During the TSS Earnslaw survey period (late May-Early July 2008), the Fiordlander launch replaces the TSS Earnslaw.
NOTE: The Walter Peak Dining option will be replaced with a Christmas menu and a glass of champagne on the 25 Dec with an 6.00pm departure only.
Departs: Check in at the Real Journeys Queenstown Visitor Centre on the Steamer Wharf 20 minutes prior to departure.
Departures at - 4.00pm (20 Jul- 31 May, except 25 Dec and only for 30 or more passengers), 6.00pm (1 Oct-late May), 6.00pm (20 Jul-30 Sep as advertised locally).
From £54 per person