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Best things to do in Queenstown

Burger Joint
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“Great burgers but giant queue in high season - call ahead and collect from the pickup window ;-) ”
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General Entertainment
“Skyline Skyrides Gondola gives a 'birds eye' view of Queenstown. At the top there are restaurants, viewing decks and the famous luge (downhill adventure - like a toboggan). In the evening, when the sun sets provides magnificent photo opportunity. ”
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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. ”
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Café
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“Up by the Gondola - grab brunch from the menu or something delicious from the cabinet. Lots of GF, Vegan, V, DF choices. ”
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Supermarket
“Slightly larger supermarket within walking distance, but further away than Alpine.”
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Tennis Court
“Great fun, always busy and costs nothing. Grab a frisbee from the box in the lounge and walk around the gardens whilst throwing a frisbee. ”
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Café
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“Great for Brunch - order off the menu or grab something from the extensive variety of cabinet food”
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Park
“For a moderate challenge, starting directly from downtown, visitors can test their legs on the Queenstown Hill Loop Track up to the ‘Basket of Dreams’, a favourite lookout spot. The three-hour walk starts and finishes on Belfast Street, and offers views over the Wakatipu basin to Cecil Peak, the Frankton Arm and Queenstown Bay.”
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Restaurant
“One of Queenstown’s famous fine dining restaurants by celebrity chef Josh Amat ”
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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.”
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Cable Car
“The most iconic photos are taken from the best advantage point you will get in town up at the Skyline. We live just down the road and you are only minutes to the base. For the healthy fit people walk to the base up the track or take the gondola if you want. Once at the top you can check out the observation deck (if your afraid of heights don't look down) The kids love the luge where Dad is still the reigning champ! We are the most competitive family... If you want to eat till you pop come up to the gourmet buffet where you will be able to roll down the hill. The lights at night will mesmerize you perched over the town. ”
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Asian Restaurant
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“Popular with the locals, this is a definite favourite. Downtown location, delicious food, great setting. Casual Asian fusion at its best. ”
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Meal Takeaway
“The ribs are to die for. I'm sorry for all the vegans out there I am a carnivore at heart. The meat platter will give you food coma and leave you satisfied you gave it your best shot. If you just need a quick nibble try the peri peri chicken. Has a bite but very tasty ”
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Multiplex
“In town walk to cinema, very handy whether its that rainy day activity or late night stroll. You can book online”
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Athletics & Sports
“This is a one stop adrenaline shop. They will send you to the right spot to fill any thrill seeking needs.... Bucket lists are ticked here :) ”
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Restaurant
“This is a great place for pizza! Freshly baked bread is available and comes to the table piping hot. Great pasta dishes too! The atmosphere is rustic and cosy especially in the winter with the open fire.”
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