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Top recommendations from locals

Burger Joint
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“To avoid the queue you can phone them with your order then simply go there to the window and collect your meal. Great big burgers, coeliac and dairy free requests are taken seriously. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Set in a little cottage near the Lake Front. In the upper $$ range but beautiful, tasty food and really worth trying if you are looking for somewhere special to dine. ”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“Some of the best food around! On the walk up to the Skyline Gondola, it's got a cabinet packed with tasty treats to suit every dietary requirement and an amazing menu. Great outdoor fireplace too. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Tennis Court
“Let’s face it- Queenstown is not the most affordable city in New Zealand. Which is why we love this (basically) free activity right in town! The course starts and ends in the Queenstown Gardens. You do need to purchase your own disc, which you can get from one of the snow/surf shops in town. On the way: Grab a kiwi-classic pie at Ferg Bakery & a takeaway coffee from Mackenzies around the corner.”
  • 41 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“A must do in Queenstown with great views, luging or the for the really adventurous tandem paragliding or bungy jumping”
  • 57 locals recommend
Park
“it is time to work (a little) for some of the most picturesque views in Queenstown. This hike is less than an hour to the top, through a forest terrain trail until you hit the clearing. You know you have reached the “first top” when you see the basket. Keep going a little further for the best panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables- you will not regret the extra climb! Local’s Tip: Start from the car park on Belfast terrace.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Café
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“This place has a vibe that is contagious - really busy with excellent coffee and great food. Right in town on the water front.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best burgers in Queenstown! Awesome beer garden for sunny days or covered and heated for cool or rainy days. Great atmosphere for group dining and turns into a bit of a party later at night with dj's and live music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Cable Car
“An iconic Queenstown activity, the Gondola takes you up to enjoy the views you see on postcards! It's a fun ride up with amazing outlooks all the way. Great food at the top too. Highly recommend choosing to paraglide down for an extra-special experience. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Queenstown’s famous fine dining restaurants by celebrity chef Josh Amat ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Fantastic atmosphere & mouth watering food! Malaysian food with a kiwi twist. Try the Hawker Rolls, beef rendang & Woo fried rice with a glass of Piont Gris! Delicious!”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“Centrally located by the lake, craft beer and a meeting point for local mountain bikers and skiers. Food is simple and reasonable priced, beers are great and atmosphere is amazing. ”
  • 51 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A great hidden spot for a winddown from your outgoing day! Located in the alley of Cow Lane, this restaurant resembles a stone cottage & is usually lit with a cozy fire. The inside is dark and rustic, the perfect setting for a glass of Central Otago Pinot Noir and spaghetti Bolognaise (or amazing pizza). Treat yourself and get the garlic bread for a starter - it’s absolutely to die for!”
  • 25 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“The Speakeasy. Feel like you’ve stepped back into time at this upstairs swanky, romantic spot – The Bunker. A big open fire and dark mahogany walls, makes this the perfect spot to sip on tipple and chat the night away.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With its local and seasonal menu, this is the perfect hideaway breakfast/brunch spot in Queenstown. Their motto? ‘Simple food done well.’ Although, we would say it’s done the best! You can walk there from Queenstown along the Frankton track (5km), grab a bike rental in town or take the water taxi from your accommodation. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“One of the main places for meat eaters in Queenstown - lots of choice and good service.”
  • 29 locals recommend