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Haere Mai Welcome to Queenstown – New Zealand’s Adventure Capital. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and backed by towering mountains, this sophisticated alpine resort will take your breath away. Keep your copy of What’s On close at hand as it contains an events calendar, easy to use vouchers, maps, and information to help with accommodation, shopping, dining and transport and plenty of great ideas for activities and sightseeing. Enjoy your stay and get ready to play hard in this magnificent region.

Queenstown & Southern Lakes at a Glance The beauty of this exceptional area will take your breath away, and if it doesn’t, the adrenalin-rush activities and adventure packed jaunts you can have certainly will! Queenstown enjoys the best of both worlds: sitting on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, beneath the towering peaks of The Remarkables mountain range. This sophisticated resort town offers year-round activities in an environment of breathtaking beauty. In winter, skiers from all over the world enjoy the excellent facilities at both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. In summer Lake Wakatipu becomes the focus for watersports. Wanaka is a paradise for thrill seekers or a tranquil respite from

a hectic world – you decide. In winter, Wanaka is the favourite alpine playground of many. For those who favour adrenalin there’s jetboating, rafting, canyoning, trout fishing, gold-panning and sledging adventures; plus rock climbing and hang-gliding. It’s also the gateway to Mount Aspiring National Park, with superb hunting, fishing, tramping and mountaineering on offer. Don’t miss a visit to the beautifully restored goldmining settlement of Arrowtown where you will be charmed by tree-lined avenues and an insight into how life used to be. Further afield, drink in Fiordland’s rugged seascapes and marvel at Milford Sound with the glaciated sides of the 1692-metre Mitre Peak commanding your admiration. Use this booklet as your guide; take your time and take lots of photos!

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Contents Queenstown at a Glance............................................................................... 4 Events Calendar............................................................................................... 8 Jasons Recommends What’s Hot.................................................................................................12 24 Hours in Queenstown..................................................................... 16 Best of Queenstown for Groups........................................................ 20 Winter Festival................................................................................................ 22 Snow Zone/ Heli-Skiing/ Transport & Rentals....................................... 26 Activities........................................................................................44 & 57 cont. Vouchers......................................................................................................... 55 Bars & Pubs/Dining....................................................................................... 70 Shopping......................................................................................................... 82 Health & Beauty............................................................................................. 84 Accommodation............................................................................................ 88 Around Queenstown....................................................................................90 Arrowtown.................................................................................................90 Fiordland.................................................................................................... 94 Franz Josef................................................................................................101 Wanaka............................................................................................................101 Useful Information......................................................................................104 Queenstown Maps........................................................................ 6, 106-109


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Queenstown & Southern Lakes All the adventure and beauty you need in the one place! This region is the four season alpine resort adventure capital of New Zealand, with mind blowing scenery to match. Wherever you venture, the scenery and the local people (and food, wine, golf and fishing) will put a smile on your face, and you’ll be planning your return visit.

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It’s easy to find your way around Queenstown. The downtown area covers only 1.5sq km and is easy to walk on foot. The main business and retail centre is on the edge of Lake Wakatipu. The centre of activity is The Mall along with nearby roads Camp Street, Beach Street, Rees Street. For a closer look, see page 108.

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Events Calendar May–June

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Festivals and Markets Every Saturday Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets Set in a vibrant colourful arena, where visual and performing arts meld together for the public and visitors to enjoy. The markets embrace the talents of many artists and crafts people from around the South Island, some coming from as far as Nelson, Christchurch, Dunedin, Invercargill and the West Coast to display and sell their own quality handmade art and craft. Free local musical entertainment for your enjoyment. Venue: The lakefront at Earnslaw Park, Queenstown.

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Sue Hawker: A Singular Occasion Glass artist Sue Hawker uses the inspiration of a wedding day to create a delicate series of portraits of the people involved. Hawker once again produces distinctive and exquisite glass sculptures which incorporate the meticulous pate de verre technique.

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Alpine Aqualand Family Fun Day On the last Sunday of every month Alpine Aqualand throws all the toys in the pool, including the giant inflatable, and shows the kids a good time. Venue: Alpine Aqualand, 1 Joe O’Connell Drive, Queenstown. Ph: 03 450 9005.

Sweet Adelines International Singing Competition 3-5 May Female barbershoppers will get together from Northland to Southland to compete and sing together. More than 400 competitors are expected at the Sweet Adelines New Zealand annual singing convention, which is being held in Queenstown for the first time. Sweet Adelines has members in five continents who belong to more than 500 choruses and 1,200 quartets. They sing a cappella, four-part harmony music, barbershop style.

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31 May–1 June Home Show

Get some inspiration and ideas for improving your home at Radio Wanaka’s Home Show, which has lots of stands for you to browse at your leisure. Venue: Lake Wanaka Centre, 89 Ardmore St, Wanaka.

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May Neal Palmer: Returned Journeys

Technique, scale and colour are key features of Auckland based painter Neal Palmer’s art work. He continues to investigate well-known New Zealand plants in his most recent work. Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl Street, Queenstown. www.milfordgalleries.co.nz

Nightlife Bar Crawl, Ice Bar Crawl & Party Cruise Kiwi Crawl is Queenstown’s biggest Bar Crawl, the only Ice Bar Crawl and Party Cruise. Party in the best bars, get six free drinks, free pizza, free photos, huge drink discounts in 11 bars and win awesome prizes. Meet 8.30pm @ The World Bar, 27 Shotover Street, any Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat.

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Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, 1 Joe O’Connell Drive, Queenstown. www.ticketek.co.nz

Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl Street, Queenstown. www.milfordgalleries.co.nz

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Chicago, the longestrunning American musical in Broadway history, is coming to Queenstown. An outstanding cast will bring this glamorous classic musical to life, with astonishing dancing, amazing singing and flamboyant costumes. This sparkling Vaudeville musical is one show-stopping song after another. Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Street, Queenstown. Ph: 0800 TICKETEK. www.ticketek.co.nz

Nightlife Throughout May and June, Big Night Out Party from bar to bar with Big Night Out, with a free drink in each bar, free food, photos, drink discounts in ten bars and big prizes. Tues/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat, Meet 9pm at Altitude Bar 49 Shotover St, Queenstown. Freephone: 0800 244 644 www.bignightout.net.nz

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Sales Day A collection of Central Otago Designers who create all their own items including clothing, jewellery and felted accessories. 10am–4pm.

Venue: Arrowtown Athenaeum Hall, 33 Buckingham St, Arrowtown.

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Experience the start of the Queenstown’s biggest winter celebration, which runs until 30 June and includes plenty of action on the slopes, as well as street parties, concerts and family entertainment. The opening party will feature a fireworks display at 7pm. Make sure you’re there to welcome the start of this awesome winter festival. Venue: Earnslaw Park, 78 Beach Street, Queenstown. www.winterfestival.co.nz

31 May–3 June

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

Eighteen of the world’s top young violinists will head to Queenstown in May and June. Queenstown will host the first and second rounds of the international competition, with all 18 semi-finalists performing twice from Saturday 1 June to Monday 3 June. Six finalists are then selected to go on to the next round in Auckland. Venue: Queenstown Memorial Centre, 1 Memorial Street, Queenstown. Ph: 0800 TICKETEK. www.ticketek.co.nz

Art/Craft/Exhibitions 29 June–24 July Michael Hight: The Review Michael Hight continues his exploration of the Southern landscape in this exhibition of recent work. Hight finds beautiful new settings around Queenstown, Wanaka and the Waitaki Valley for his trademark beehives.

Venue: Milford Galleries, 9a Earl Street, Queenstown. www.milfordgalleries.co.nz

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AJ Hackett Bungy and Zipride You can’t come to Queenstown without doing a bungy jump, and AJ Hackett Bungy is where it all started at the Kawarau Bridge site in 1988. The Kawarau Zipride is the latest addition, which features three zip lines where you can whiz up to speeds of 60kph alongside the Kawarau River.check out page 57.

Venue: Kawarau Bridge, State Highway 6, Queenstown. Phone: 0800 286 4958. www.bungy.co.nz

Big Night Out bar crawl While in Queenstown you must party with ‘Big Night Out’ voted ‘Best Backpacker night out in New Zealand’ at the Golden Backpack awards. You’re welcomed into every bar with a free drink, food and discounted drinks. Photos are taken throughout the night and prizes are up for grabs. See ad page 73.

Venue: Meet at Altitude Bar, 49 Shotover St, at 9pm. Phone: 0800 244 644. www.bignightout.net.nz

Ziptrek Ecotours Experience the freedom and adrenalin rush of soaring in the sky through the forest as you fly along zipline cables (flying fox) in the treetops. Above central Queenstown, Ziptrek Ecotours offers a thrilling ecoadventure experience, as well as guided interpretive tours – a “must-do” activity on your visit to Queenstown. See ad page 61 .

Venue: 45 Camp Street, Queenstown. Phone: 03 441 2102. www.ziptrek.com/queenstown-new-zealand

Skyline Luge Step out of the Skyline Gondola high above Queenstown and into a three-wheeled luge cart to test your driving skills in a series of downhill hairpin bends. Take it easy with some cruisey sightseeing on the way down, or get the blood pumping and race to the bottom. Suitable for for all ages and abilities. See ad page 1 .

Venue: Brecon Street, Queenstown. Phone: 03 441 0101 www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown


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NZONE Skydive Tandem Skydive with New Zealand’s first tandem skydive operation. NZone started out in 1990 and recently acquired the quietest and most efficient aircraft available for tandem skydiving. Each plane can carry up to nine tandem jumpers, allowing groups to stay together during their once-in-a-lifetime experience. See ad page 47.

Venue: 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown. Phone: 0800 376 796. www.nzoneskydive.co.nz

Southern Discoveries During your stay in Queenstown, make sure you visit the majestic Milford Sound. This spectacular natural wonder is one of New Zealand’s most stunning fiords. Southern Discoveries can take you there. They have a range of tours, from relaxing boat cruises to kayaking trips. Don’t forget your camera! See ad page 97

Venue: 30 Shotover Street, Queenstown. Phone: 0800 264 536. www.southerndiscoveries.co.nz

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World is a world-unique attraction with an eccentric theme. Take some amazing photos of the crazy buildings and structures, the illusion rooms must be seen to be believed and the world’s first ‘modern styled’ Great Maze is excellent fun for the whole family. See ad page 102 .

Venue: 188 Wanaka Luggate Hwy 84, Wanaka. Phone: 03 443 7489. www.puzzlingworld.co.nz

Real Journeys TSS Earnslaw Be amazed by the sheer scale of Queenstown’s magnificent surroundings from lake level. Heritage cruises on board TSS Earnslaw steamship to Walter Peak High Country Farm or Lake Cruises are all fantastic options to get out on Lake Wakatipu and add another dimension to your Queenstown experience. See ad page 13. Venue: Real Journeys Visitor Centre, Steamer Wharf, Shotover Street. Phone: 03 442 7500. www.realjourneys.co.nz


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24 hours

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Queenstown is known as New Zealand’s adventure playground, but what if you’ve only got 24 hours, or less to check it out? There are so many amazing activities to enjoy or simply relax and soak up the wonderful mountain atmosphere, the choice is yours! Here’s our guide to the best things to see and do in the short time you’re here.

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9.00 Start your day the right way with a Brazz Big Breakfast

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Bar & Grill, a restaurant bar in central Queenstown. Fill your belly with one of the delicious options of Eggs Benedict with bacon or salmon, a Pancake Stack, Potato and Chorizo Hash, Fruit Platter, Crunchy Nut Muesli, or pull out all the stops with an All Day Breakfast. That’ll set you up for all the exciting adventures ahead. Phone 03 442 4444. www.brazz.co.nz

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out the views over Queenstown is on top of Bob’s Peak. The Skyline Gondola is just a five minute walk from central Queenstown, and you’ll be glad of the stroll after your big breakfast. This is the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere, which will take you up 450 metres with amazing 220 degree views of The Remarkables, Walter Peak, Coronet Peak, Cecil Peak and across Queenstown, as well as Lake Wakatipu. Once you get to the top, jump in a luge cart and race your buddies, grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or just soak up the views. Phone 03 441 0101. www.skyline.co.nz

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Winery Restaurant, which has a great selection of local produce available all year round. Enjoy a wine to match your meal as you take in the glorious setting over a leisurely lunch. Another option is to enjoy a tasty platter of assorted cheeses, meats, breads and nuts from the adjacent Gibbston Valley Cheese Company. Sip on a glass of Gibbston Valley wine to bring out those tasty flavours. Phone 03 442 6910. www.gibbstonvalleynz.com 03 441 1388. www.gvcheese.co.nz


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AJ Hackett Bungy Centre and Zipline

You can’t come to Queenstown without doing a bungy jump at the place where it all started – AJ Hackett at the Kawarau Bridge. You have the options of being fully dunked in the water, just touching the surface or bobbing above it, and it’s the only place where you can do a tandem bungy in Queenstown. There is also The Ledge bungy and swing at the top of the Skyline Gondola and The Nevis bungy over the Nevis River–New Zealand’s highest at 134 metres. Or for a slightly gentler option, try the Kawarau Zipride, which reaches speeds of up to 60kph. Phone 0800 286 4958. www.bungy.co.nz

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the quaint nearby town of Arrowtown, which is a great place to relax away an hour or two browsing the many boutique shops; pick up some quality winter clothing at Wallace & Gibbs or authentic New Zealand-made products at Te Huia. Take some time to learn about pioneering history at the Lakes District Museum and then relax over a coffee at one of the many cosy cafes. Phone Wallace & Gibbs 03 442 1355 and Lakes District Museum 03 442 1824.

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at the gorgeous autumn hues as you speed down the stunning Shotover River canyons on the Shotover Jet. Get ready for your adrenalin to start pumping off the scale as you race past rocks and boulders at speeds of up to 85kph. Also get ready for some awesome spins which go beyond 360 degrees. You won’t be able to wipe the smile from your face! Phone 03 442 8570. www.shotoverjet.com

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Wai Restaurant on the Steamer Wharf lakefront

Take a stroll back to Queenstown’s waterfront and reward yourself with an amazing dinner at Wai Restaurant. Seafood fans will be in for a treat, as this is the fine dining restaurant’s specialty, and a great place to sample some of New Zealand’s delicious fayre. There are other options available for meat lovers and vegetarians, and of course make sure you enjoy a Central Otago wine to go with your meal. Phone 03 442 5969. www.wai.net.nz

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Queenstown’s leading heli-flight operator offering daily scenic flights over Middle-earth Queenstown, Milford Sound & Fiordland

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The best of what

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Queenstown has to offer for groups

All the best travel memories are those shared with friends, family or other like-minded souls. So gather your mates and loved ones together, because we’ve selected the best of what Queenstown has to offer for group visits.

Fear Factory Grab a group of your most fearless friends and be prepared to be spooked at Queenstown’s haunted attraction, Fear Factory. Wander down the dark hallways at your peril and get ready to take a journey into your worst nightmare. Horror fans will love this, especially if you like being well and truly scared out of your mind. You’ll be able to have a laugh over your friends’ petrified photos, and congratulate yourselves on making it out alive. Contact details: Phone: 0800 FEAR FACTORY. Email: info@fearfactory.co.nz www.fearfactory.co.nz

Skyline Gondola & Luge Head up the Skyline Gondola and be wowed by the amazing views over Queenstown. The best thing to do with your friends or family is jump into a luge cart and race each other down to the bottom. Whether you take your time and cruise down slowly taking in the scenery, or get your adrenalin pumping with a race to the finish on the fast track, the choice is yours. Or mix it up and try a few different combos. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sure to have a great time. Contact details: Phone: 03 441 0101. Email: queenstown@skyline.co.nz www.skyline.co.nz

Segway on Q Riding an eco-friendly Segway Personal Transporter is a fantastic way to explore Queenstown. Choose a one hour trip and you’ll find out how much fun these machines are to ride, or the two hour Queenstown Tour for the ultimate Segway experience. They are really simple to operate: just lean forwards to make the Segway go forward and put your weight back to stop. It takes a bit of getting used to, but you and your friends and family will have a great time trying it out. Contact details: Phone: 0800 734 386. Email: info@segwayonq.com www.segwayonq.co.nz


Take your group up in the skies on an adventure they will never forget with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. Take your pick from a selection of scenic helicopter flights which run daily. The scenery here is simply stunning and it will take your breath away. Fly over the mountains, lakes, fiords and glaciers in and around Queenstown, or hover above the wilderness of Milford Sound, Fiordland National Park and Mt Aspiring National Park. Whichever flight you choose you will have an unforgettable experience. Contact details: Phone: 0800 801 616. Email: info@glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz www.glaciersouthernlakes.co.nz

Queenstown Rafting You can’t come to Queenstown without trying white water rafting and Queenstown Rafting has a great choice of options for your and your group. If you’re after serious adrenalin pumping rafting, choose the Shotover River (grade 3–5) for your rafting experience. Or try the Kawarau River if you’re a first–timer. This is a 2–3 grade river and so will be a bit more easy going, but still has amazing scenery to check out as you whiz by. Or if you’re really into rafting, take a multi-day trip on the Landsborough River, where you can paddle past dense rainforests, hanging glaciers and 10,000ft mountains. Contact details: Phone: 0800 723 8464. Email: info@queenstownrafting.co.nz www.queenstownrafting.co.nz

Queenstown Ice Arena Get your skates on and carve up the ice with your friends or family. It doesn’t matter if you’re legendary on the ice or it’s your first time, you’ll be in safe hands at the Queenstown Ice Arena, which is set in the beautiful Queenstown Gardens, just five minutes walk from the town centre. It’s all undercover, so you can come along for some skating fun whatever the weather, and all ages will have a great time. For the kids: Ice skating is a great activity for

kids, and they will love finding their feet on the ice as their confidence improves. Lots of great photo moments as well! Contact details: Phone: 03 441 8000. Email: info@queenstownicearena.co.nz www.queenstownicearena.co.nz

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Queenstown ups the ante for 10 days of winter magic. If you’re in Queenstown in late June, you’ve definitely picked the right time, as the Winter Festival kicks off with an amazing selection of fun events for locals and visitors alike. Thought to be the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest winter celebration, the festival runs from 21 to 30 June. There’s plenty going on to keep everyone amused, from high speed action on the slopes to live entertainment, street parties and family events. Regulars will be pleased to hear about the return of the quirky Birdman competition, the Thriller in the Chiller charity boxing match and the Dog Derby. The 2013 Winter Festival will kick off with a fantastic opening party on Friday 21 June, with a fireworks display to mark the occasion at 7pm. Tens of thousands of people are expected, so make sure you’re part of the celebrations. You’ll find lots of exciting events to keep you busy throughout the festival, which is now in its 39th year. Events on the mountain at Coronet Peak include the Suitcase Race and Mophie Mountain Bikes on snow. Whilst downtown will come alive with events such as the Festival Street Parade and the Family Fun Day on Saturday 22 June. the Day on the Bay on Sunday 23 June and a comedy night on Tuesday 25 June. For more information visit www.winterfestival.co.nz


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The popular Royale Ball event is back on the programme this year at the upgraded Queenstown Memorial Centre, scheduled for Saturday 22 June. So get your dancing shoes at the ready, and look forward to celebrating in style with a three course meal accompanied with awardwinning wines from Gibbston Valley Wines. Theatre fans will be in for a treat too, as Storming Theatre Co-op presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Steve Martin’s extraordinary tale of the meeting of Einstein and Picasso. The show will be held in the unique location of the International Departure Lounge at Queenstown Airport. Make sure you don’t miss Downtown Day on Wednesday 26 June, which includes a relay race for housekeeping staff, porters and waiters from Queenstown’s top hotels. The day finishes with a different kind of drag race – featuring Queenstown’s gents dressed in high heels, skirts and make-up whilst tackling an obstacle course, which makes for a must-see fun event. If that wasn’t enough to tempt you, there’s plenty more sporting action to watch off the slopes throughout the festival with frisbee golf, ice hockey, rugby and dodgeball. Plus, night skiing gets underway for the first session of the 2013 season on Friday June 28. Get your skates on, because there will also be a Winter Wonderland Ice Rink on the Village Green, creating a wonderful festival atmosphere downtown with public skating during the festival. An International Community Carnival will be held on Sunday 30 June to mark the festival finale at Earnslaw Park. There will be stalls, street entertainers and a great selection of entertainment to end the festival, and welcome the start of Queenstown’s much-loved winter season. Find out more about what you can expect at this year’s Winter Festival at www.winterfestival.co.nz. You can also sign up for the Friends of Festival newsletter, which will have up to date information about events during the festival.


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Whatever you’re looking for in a ski experience, this snowzone has it all; gentle slopes for the beginner, intermediate roller-coaster runs, to adrenalin-tickling half pipes for the more advanced skier, there’s even night-skiing so you can chill in the evening light. There are several resorts offering superb skiing and snowboarding within an hour’s drive of Queenstown. Coronet Peak Ski Area and The Remarkables Ski Area are the closest and ideal for visitors wanting to enjoy Queenstown’s excellent range of accommodation and activities. Slightly further afield, Cardrona Alpine Resort is handy to both Queenstown and nearby Wanaka. Snow-bunnies, families, groups of friends and larger school groups are all catered to. For a unique experience, book a heli-skiing package, where you get to experience the full awe of the scenery, then ski down to lunch, then be taken by helicopter again to the next run. As with all outdoor activities, conditions can be variable so make sure you check current snow and weather forecasts before you head for the mountains. You can also research the best ski and lift passes to buy before you even leave for the day. When thinking about what ski trails are best for you, keep this in mind: Beginner (Green Runs): Gentle slopes and progressive terrain suitable for complete beginners and those building confidence or learning new skills. Intermediate (Blue Runs): Varying terrain with steeper gradients. A next step challenge for those that know now how to turn, slow down and stop! Advanced (Black Runs): Steep terrain, requiring ability to manoeuvre in narrow spaces. Handy Ski & Snowboard Links www.snowreports.co.nz www.snow.co.nz www.metservice.co.nz

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Coronet Peak An easy 20 minutes from picturesque Queenstown, Coronet Peak has a reputation for some of the best and varied terrain in Australasia. Stunning high points and rolling trails offer seasoned skiers and riders something to really get your teeth into – including New Zealand’s longest opening hours and thrilling weekend night skiing. For those just getting to know the snow, the dedicated learner and novice areas make finding your snow feet easy. Whatever your level, you’ll find the apres ski is as impressive as the slopes. Coronet Peak is home to large events such as the Queenstown Winter Festival and the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games.

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The Remarkables A true Alpine ski resort just 45 minutes from Queenstown. The Remarkables features a fantastic network of progressive terrain parks with wide, gentle slopes for beginners of all ages and big mountain steeps for the experts in the family. Don’t forget to round off the chilled times with a steaming hot chocolate or drinks, and look out for live entertainment in the weekend. Extensive learner terrain, kids adventure and purpose-built snow tubing lanes, snowboarders will love the large terrain/rail park including a superpipe. Experienced skiers will enjoy the thrill of extreme terrain and back-country skiing/riding that will leave the heart racing and wanting to get back up for more.

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22 June 2013 - 29 September 2013

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Treble Cone

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Treble Cone offers a real exhilarating New Zealand snow and winter experience with long uncrowded slopes, legendary off-piste terrain and unrivalled views across Lake Wanaka and Mt Aspiring. This expansive mountain has the longest vertical rise in the Southern Lakes, with far-reaching boundaries spread over two large basins. Mother Nature has taken care of the terrain sculpting fun gullies, wide faces and exciting undulating runs. Explore the mountain with mates and share the challenge and excitement of new-found runs, powder pockets or lips. Treble Cone is a mountain that welcomes all snow lovers, and will make it easy for beginners with free lift access for the ‘Nice n’ Easy’ area to gain onfidence. Friendly faces and top-notch service help you to make your visit memorable and all you need to do is test your ability to have fun in the snow. Take a moment to remember that you are atop the Southern Alps – check out the view!


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550 hectares (The largest in the South Island)

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Beginner 10%, Intermediate 45%, Advanced 45%

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4 km (Top of Quad chair to carpark)

Other Info Season 2013 Ski Shuttles

27 June 2013 - 29 September 2013

Operating Hours

9am to 4pm

There are various transport options in Wanaka and Queenstown which operate daily.

Driving Times • From Queenstown 1hr 30min (90km) • From Christchurch 5hrs 30min (450km) • From Wanaka 30mins (23km)

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Cardrona

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Cardrona Alpine Resort offers something for everyone, from those wanting to experience the joy of skiing for the first time to those that just can’t live without their fix of winter excitement. Famous for its wide, open trails, four dedicated kids centres (3 months to 14years), and some of the most extensive terrain park and half pipe facilities in New Zealand, Cardrona is a total family resort and a boarders paradise! Handy to both Wanaka and Queenstown, Cardrona Alpine Resort is renowned for its open runs and dry, soft snow, with a skiable area of an impressive 345 hectares. Highlights include the Monster halfpipe and the terrain park trails, which have some fun jumps and rail features. There are slopes for beginners, wide, open groomed slopes for intermediates, chutes for the advanced and an extensive terrain park for freestylers.


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345 hectares

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Beginner 20%, Intermediate 55%, Advanced 25%

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Other Info Season 2013 Ski Shuttles

21 June 2013 - 6 October 2013

Operating Hours

9am to 4pm

There are various transport options in Wanaka and Queenstown which operate daily.

Driving Times • From Wanaka 55min (45km) • From Arrowtown 45mins (37km) • From Queenstown 60mins (58km)

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Heli-Skiing

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Heli-skiing has got to be one of the most exciting and exhilarating winter activities anywhere in the world, and any intermediate skier or snowboarder with enthusiasm and a reasonable degree of fitness can get into it. Imagine standing on top of an untouched powder paradise, surrounded by lakes and mountains, miles from anywhere; you click in to your bindings, take a deep breath of pure mountain air and contemplate the majesty of your surroundings. You push off and glide into exhilaration. Powder flies, adrenalin pumps and you soon become a tiny figure amongst the immense silence of the mountain world. At the bottom the helicopter awaits to lift you effortlessly to the top of another peak.

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Queenstown has a great range of transport options to help you get from A to B. And to save on baggage allowance getting to Queenstown’s mountains, or if you’ve forgotten something, there are plenty of ski gear rental companies ready to fit you out. Take your pick of how to get around when you arrive at Queenstown Airport, from public transport, taxis, supershuttle or limousines. Information about all transport options is available in arrivals when you land. ConnectaBus is Queenstown’s public transport system covering Queenstown, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Remarkable Park, Queenstown Airport, Fernhill and Sunshine Bay. Timetables are available at information centres and most accommodation properties in Queenstown and Arrowtown. Keep a look out for the yellow buses, which pick up from all major hotels and motels every 20 minutes including Queenstown Airport. Intercity Coachlines is a national bus company that runs regular services from Queenstown to Wanaka. The journey takes approximately one hour and 30 minutes and stops along the way at Frankton, Lake Hayes, Cromwell and Luggate. There are also several taxi companies in Queenstown and Wanaka, along with a range of rental cars, if you want to get around under your own steam and explore those hidden natural gems off the tourist trail. Don’t worry about carrying all your heavy ski equipment and gear to Queenstown as there is a fantastic selection of rental companies that can kit you out for your time on the slopes.

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37 Shotover Street, Queenstown, phone 0800 46 22 48 play@infosnow.co.nz www.infosnow.co.nz Whether you’re a learner, hunting for powder or hitting the half pipe, we have a mountain to suit you! Transport and packages for Cardrona, Treble Cone, Snow Park and Snow Farm. Great service, just prebook your seat and go. Accommodation pickups are included in the price. Lift pass, transport, multi-day discounts, lesson packages, clothing & equipment rentals. Opening hours: 7am-9pm daily during season.

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One Stop Ski & Snowboard Rental Station Building, Duke Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 2085 www.onestopsnowshop.com We specialise in top gear for the whole family at truly affordable rates! Great package deals (including equipment rental, lift pass, lesson & transport). Mountain transport departs from our front door. Our international team of experts is able to assist in all your ski, snowboard & winter clothing requirements. Locally owned & operated. For a great deal, present your “What’s On” 20% discount voucher in-store! Opening hours: 7 days, 7.15am-9pm.

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R&R Sport Queenstown Corner Shotover & Camp Streets, Queenstown phone 03 409 0409 queenstown@rrsport.co.nz Awesome value, best brands...compare our rates! For skiers & boarders of all abilities & ages. FREE helmets for children, FREE wristguards for snowboarders, FREE hotel delivery & exchange of gear. Huge selection of retail & rental products, friendly personalised service & expert advice. Join our FREE “OVER & ABOVE” loyalty programme & receive 10-50% of all products instore. Opening hours: Open every day, early until late.

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Rentsnowgear.com 9 Shotover Street, Queenstown, phone 03 441 119 rent@rentsnowgear.com www.rentsnowgear.com Visit us and find out what makes us Queenstown’s leading ski and snowboard centre. We rent great Ski and Boarding equipment from backpacker skis/boards to 2012 demo skis/boards. Clothing and helmets rented too. FREE equipment exchanges. Refunds on closed days. FREE tuning during rental and rest days allowed. Opening hours: 7 days, 8am-7pm.

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Snowbiz Ski & Snowboard Rental Station Building, Duke Street, Queenstown phone 03 4 41 2085 www.snowbiz.co.nz All you need for a great day on the slopes! Great package deals (including equipment rental, lift pass, lesson & transport). Mountain transport departs from our front door. Brand new 2013 skis and snowboards, including a large range of Twin-Tip skis. Come and see the experts! For a great deal, present your “What’s On” 20% discount voucher in-store - PLUS receive the sixth consecutive day FREE! Opening hours: 7 days, 7.15am-9pm.

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Connectabus Cnr Camp & Beach Streets, Queenstown phone 03 441 4471 www.connectabus.com Connectabus is Queenstown’s link to hotels, motels, shopping, attractions and Queenstown airport. Connectabus operates every day and is a great way to enjoy the Queenstown and Arrowtown areas with our unlimited day travel passes. We also offer multi-ride day passes covering the Queenstown and Arrowtown areas. Opening hours: Daily except Christmas Day.

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It’s not just the magnificent southern scenery that will leave you breathless, there’s also an exciting range of activities that will keep the adrenalin-junkies happy, and there’s plenty to do for those who prefer things a little more relaxed. Bungy jumping, white water rafting, jetboating, tandem paragliding and skydiving are all right on your doorstep in Queenstown, with The Remarkables mountain range as a dramatic backdrop. During winter, Queenstown is a magnet for skiers and snowboarders, with four ski fields to try out: Cardrona Alpine Resort, Treble Cone, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. In summer, the slopes become a great trail zone for walking, hiking and mountainbiking. There are tracks for people of all fitness levels, whether you’re looking for a gentle stroll or a multi-day trip into the backcountry. You certainly don’t have to be a daredevil to enjoy Queenstown. For those who are looking for a more sedate experience, there is plenty to see and do. Jump on a boat on Lake Wakatipu and enjoy the amazing scenery as you cruise along. Or saddle up and go horse riding and breathe in that fresh mountain air, with just the sound of birdsong and clattering hooves. There are also several 4WD tours which will take you to some of the most inaccessible, unspoilt back country regions if you want to get away from it all. Or take to the skies with one of the many scenic flights available and get a whole new perspective on this beautiful mountain town.


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DART RIVER JET

Uniquely New Zealand experience exploring the ‘World Heritage’ wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park. The The Wilderness Wilderness Safari safari – – aa half half day day trip tripcombining combiningan anexhilarating exhilaratingjetjetboat boat journey ancient native forest and journeywith withan aninformative informativeguided guidedwalk walkthrough through ancient native forest aand back-country 4WDbus safari trip.through Paradise and past Middle earth a back country tour scenery. Complimentary return shuttles operate ex Queenstown or self-drive Complimentary to Glenorchy. return shuttles operate ex Queenstown or self-drive to Glenorchy.

Queenstown Info Centre: Cnr Camp & Shotover St, Queenstown - or - Dart Visitor Centre: Mull St, Glenorchy Free phone: 0800 327 853 Email: reservations@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz Web: www.dartriverjetsafaris.com

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Air Milford 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown Airport Freephone 0800 46 22 52 info@airmilford.co.nz www.airmilford.co.nz At Air Milford, we are committed to providing a unique personal service. Our tour groups are small and experienced pilots provide a well informed commentary. Air Milford aircraft are meticulously maintained and we are proud to have achieved one of the Civil Aviation Authority’s highest audit ratings for operation and safety. See display ad page 100 Price: Milford Fly-Cruise-Fly from $459, Fly-Cruise-Heli

Milford Sound adult $690, child $420 (conditions apply).

Season: All year round. Operating hours: 7am-7pm summer, 8am-5pm winter.

Art Adventures 2 Lower Stewart Street, Frankton, Queenstown phone 03 442 3678 Freephone 0800 582 878 paint@artadventures.co.nz www.artadventures.co.nz We offer customised, creative experiences around the lake and alpine resort of Queenstown. Visit artists’ studios and dealer galleries with your knowledgeable guide. Or learn to sketch and paint with a professional art tutor who will unleash your hidden talent in spectacular surroundings. No art experience is required and all materials provided are yours to keep. Price: Art tours from $150 pp, art excursions from $250pp. Departures: Bookings essential, up to 48 hrs notice. Season: All year round.

Connectabus Cnr Camp & Beach Streets, Queenstown phone 03 441 4471 www.connectabus.com reservations@connectabus.com Connectabus is Queenstown’s link to hotels, motels, shopping, attractions and Queenstown airport. Connectabus operates every day and is a great way to experience the Queenstown and Arrowtown areas with our unlimited day travel passes. We also offer multi-ride day passes covering the Queenstown and Arrowtown areas. See display ad page 2 Price: One day pass adult $17. Duration: Timetables from information centres. Opening hours: Daily except Christmas Day.

Challenge Rafting & Raft Combos Queenstown Information Centre, Cnr Shotover and Camp Streets, phone 0800 423 836 challenge@raft.co.nz www.raft.co.nz Lose your thoughts in the sparkle of smooth, crystal clear water, only to have your senses snapped into overdrive by the roar of an approaching rapid. Witness the world’s most stunning scenery from a perspective only a lucky few will experience. Half day whitewater raft and raft combo trips on the Kawarau and Shotover rivers. No experience required, all gear supplied. See display ad page 64 Price: Shotover or Kawarau River $195 pp, Heli Rafting $279pp. Duration: Departs twice daily, allow 4-5 hours. Opening hours: 8am-8pm.


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Exclusive, vast riding terrain surrounded by many Lord of the Rings locations.

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Coronet Peak Tandem  Paragliding and Hang Gliding Freephone 0800 467 325 (0800 GO PEAK) www.tandemparagliding.com Fly with the most experienced tandem Company in NZ operating both paragliding & hang gliding. Owner/ Operator Angus Tapper is 4 times NZ Champion and has over 27 years aviation experience. If you wish, ask your pilot for the controls. Additional info: free in-flight paragliding photos and transport. Wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear. Price: $189-$195. Duration: 2 hours. Opening hours: 8am-8pm.

Dart River Jet Wilderness Safari  Queenstown Info Centre, Cnr Camp & Shotover Sts phone 0800 327 853 www.dartriverjetsafaris.com Journey deep into the World Heritage area of Mt Aspiring National Park. Learn from your guide about the areas history, the Greenstone trail and lore of the Māori. Walk amongst the ancient beech forest, unchanged for 80 million years. Travel by locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth. An authentic New Zealand experience to an untouched world. Join us the only operator on the Dart River jet boating deep into the pristine Dart River Valley and Mt Aspiring National Park. See display ad page 45 Price: $219 adult, $119 child, $557 family (2 adults+2 childen). Reservations: reservations@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz Season: All year round - weather dependent.

Dart Stables – Glenorchy & Paradise Coll Street, Queenstown Freephone 0800 4 743464 info@dartstables.com www.dartstables.com A horse riding experience you’ll remember for a lifetime. Fantastic horse riding in beautiful Glenorchy & Paradise. Great options for advanced and beginner riders with exclusive access to ‘Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Hobbit’ filming locations. Regularly dubbed New Zealand’s Best Horse Ride. For recent client testimonials visit www.dartstables.com See display ad page 67 Price: From $125pp. Duration: 2-3 hours rides. Opening hours: 7 days a week.

Double Decker Bus Cnr Camp & Beach Streets, Queenstown phone 03 441 4471 www.doubledeckerbus.co.nz reservations@doubledeckerbus.co.nz Catch a genuine British Double Decker bus and get a bird’s eye view of the spectacular Wakatipu basin along with some of the area’s key attractions. We depart daily from the top of the Queenstown Mall. The trip includes a full driver’s commentary and passes Lake Hayes, AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand and the Gibbston Valley Winery before a 50 minute stop in historic Arrowtown. The return trip passes Coronet Peak, the Shotover Jet and crosses the Edith Cavell Bridge! See display ad page 2 Price: Adults $48, Children under 15 $25 (under 5s Free). Duration: Approximately 3 hours round trip. Opening hours: Daily except Christmas Day.


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Immerse & Discover Milford Sound

The Milford Discovery and Underwater Observatory is a rich interactive and educational experience and the perfect addition to your Milford Sound cruise. • Take a journey through the history, geology and wildlife of Milford • Learn about our culture & heritage from local guides • New Zealand’s only underwater observatory • Get 360 degree views of a fascinating undersea world

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Expedition X  Goldfields Mining Centre, State Highway 6, Cromwell phone 03 445 3080 adventure@expeditionx.co.nz www.expeditionx.co.nz Our small group packrafting, hiking adventures take you into and on the beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers of New Zealand. As the first packrafting tour in the country, we’re proud to give you the freedom to explore previously hard to reach or inaccessible places and enjoy many sights and activities in just one day. Tours range from one-day low-level adventures to multi-day trip expeditions. See display ad page 67 Price: $299 per person. Duration: Full day trip. Opening hours: 9am to 6pm.

Fear Factory Queenstown 51 Shotover Street, Queenstown Freephone 0800 FEARFACTORY info@fearfactory.co.nz www.fearfactory.co.nz Spine tingling thrills and suspense await you in the dark hallways of Fear Factory Queenstown - grab a group of friends and take a trip into your nightmare! A ‘must do’ for horror enthusiasts – discover a world of fear and Illusion inside the walls of this haunted attraction. Then laugh and cry at your friends petrified photos! You’ll have the time of your life…if you make it out alive! See display ad page 67 Price: $29 per person. Duration: Allow 30mins for the experience. Opening hours: 11am-late.

Franz Josef Glacier Guides Main Road, Franz Josef www.franzjosefglacier.com Freephone 0800 GUIDES (0800 484 337) walks@franzjosefglacier.com The magnificent Franz Josef Glacier is widely regarded as the gem of New Zealand’s West Coast Glaciers. A skilled and knowledgeable Franz Josef Glacier Guide will take you into the most rugged, spectacular and rapidly changing glacier environment, creating an unforgettable experience in a threatened landscape. There are a range of glacier and valley tours to suit all levels of fitness and ability. See display ad page 101 Price: $69-$399. Duration: 3hrs-5hrs. Opening hours: From 7.30am daily.

G Force Paragliding Skyline Complex, Queenstown phone 03 441 8581 Freephone 0800 759 688 info@nzgforce.com www.nzgforce.com Soar over Queenstown and stunning Lake Wakatipu or take off from Coronet Peak and fly over the rural beauty of the Wakatipu Basin. An exhilarating, adrenalised trip or a relaxing scenic flight – it’s your choice. We are the longest standing paragliding company in Queenstown and our friendly and experienced team will take care of everything. See display ad page 63 Price: Earlybird special $179, normal price $199. Duration: Allow 1 hour round trip. Opening hours: From 9am summer, 10am winter.


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High Country Horses 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy Phone 03 442 9915 info@high-country-horses.co.nz www.high-country-horses.co.nz High Country Horses have access to over 80,000 acres available to ride on. Owned and operated by kiwis, High Country Horses is “the true ride of the south” and our horse rides take you through glacial fed rivers, with stunning mountain backdrops. With a variety of horse rides to choose from, all horse riding abilities are well catered for, so come and see New Zealand the natural way! See display ad page 47 Price: from $80. Duration: half, full and multi day treks. Opening hours: From 8am everyday.

Kawarau Bridge Bungy State Highway 6, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown Phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP • www.bungy.co.nz enquiries@bungy.co.nz The Kawarau Bridge Bungy has been a Queenstown ‘must do’ since AJ Hackett Bungy opened it as the world’s first commercial Bungy in 1988. Poised 47 metres above the stunning Kawarau River, your final choice is clear - how wet do you want to get? Attached by your feet, jump solo or tandem, but just remember that sharing the thrill doesn’t mean halving the fear! See display ad page 57 Price: Adult $180, Child $130, Family $490 (2 adults, 2 children). Duration: Allow 1 hour (self drive).

Kawarau Zipride Corner Camp & Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP www.zipride.co.nz enquiries@bungy.co.nz The latest innovation from the Bungy pioneers. Perfect for families, friends, tour groups, and conferences & incentive groups. Comprised of three zip lines, allowing for singles or tandems, up to six people can ride at once! At speeds of up to 60kph, riders will cruise 130m alongside the Kawarau River. At the end they will be rotated 180° and returned to the launch point. See display ad page 57 Price: $60 adult, $40 child, family $200. Duration: Allow 2.5 hours round trip. Opening hours: From 9.30am –4.30pm (Seasonal).

Kiwi Birdlife Park Brecon Street, Below the Gondola, Queenstown phone 03 442 8059 wildlife@kiwibird.co.nz www.kiwibird.co.nz Enjoy the sight and sounds of New Zealand’s wildlife and bush in our 5 acre breeding sanctuary. See real kiwi and over twenty other native birds and reptile, including the tuatara. Experience conservation in action. You can even combine your Kiwi Birdlife Park ticket with a Skyline Gondola ride on our Kiwi Kombo: (Skyline Gondola + park): Adult $68, child $36, family $170 (2 adults and up to 3 children). See display ad page 59 Price: Adult $42, child (5-15yrs) $21, family $95. Opening hours: From 9am everyday except Christmas Day. Duration: Allow up to 2 hours.


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Lasseters Wharf Casino Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown Phone 03 441 1495 www.lasseters.co.nz Fabulous views, friendly staff and great entertainment. Relax in our bar or try your hand at Blackjack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em and Carribean Stud Poker or any of our 70+ gaming machines. Located in the exclusive lakeside Steamer Wharf complex in Queenstown, the Wharf Casino offers stunning views of New Zealand’s magnificent surroundings. Stop by and enjoy the ultimate in leisure experiences in our unique gaming atmosphere. See display ad back cover flap Opening hours: 11am-3am. Important: Minimum age - 20 years. Dress Code: Tidy casual.

Ledge Bungy and Ledge Swing  Access via Skyline Gondola, Brecon Street, Queenstown phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP www.bungy.co.nz enquiries@bungy.co.nz At 400m above Queenstown, we take Bungy Jumping and swinging to a whole new level. The Ledge Bungy is Queenstown’s freestyle bungy – so choose to twist, flip or dive or for a truly intense experience, pull the cord on the Ledge Swing. Want more? For a great winter option and a truly unique Bungy, why not make the leap at night, with Queenstown’s lights far below? See display ad page 57 Price: Bungy - Adult $180, Child $130 Swing – Adult $150, Child $100. Duration: Allow 45 minutes. pannel sizes 99mm, 100mm, 100mm, 99mm

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NZONE Skydive  35 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 442 5867 (JUMP) Email: skydive@nzone.biz www.nzone.biz It takes a certain kind of person to jump from an aircraft at 15,000ft into thin air. It takes courage. Tandem Skydive with NZONE Skydive and see some of the most dramatic scenery in NZ. Help us celebrate 22 years of skydiving over Queenstown and jumping over 200,000 customers. Achievement doesn’t come sweeter! Max weight limit is 100kg/220lbs. See display ad page 47 Price: tandem skydive 12,000ft $329; 15,000ft $429. Duration: Allow 3 hours return from Queenstown shop. Opening hours: Hourly from 8.30am-3.30pm, 364

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Nevis Bungy and Nevis Swing Corner Camp & Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP www.bungy.co.nz enquiries@bungy.co.nz Australasia’s Highest Bungy and the world’s biggest swing! Take on the 134m bungy with 8.5 seconds of bungy freefall. Just standing on the edge may be the greatest personal cof your life! Then experience a massive rush of adrenalin as you swing on a 300m arc through the N evis Canyon. Forwards, backwards, alone or with a friend. Upgrade to Nevis Combo World’s Biggest Swing! See display ad page 57 Price: $160-$260 adult, $110-$260 child. Duration: Allow 3-4 hours round trip. Opening hours: From 9am everyday except Christmas Day.

Nomad Safaris 4WD Tour 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 6699 Freephone 0800 688 222 sales@nomadsafaris.co.nz www.nomadsafaris.co.nz Experience true off-roading with the Professional Adventurers. Small, personalised tours in to the NZ backcountry, featuring spectacular scenery, gold mining, history, Lord of the Rings locations and exciting four-wheel driving. See display ad page 69

Price: $169 per adult, $85 per child (until 30 September 2014). Duration: Allow 4-4¼ hours. Opening hours: All year round, subject to river conditions.

Onsen Hot Pools Opposite Coronet Alpine Hotel, Arthurs Point Phone 03 442 5707 www.onsen.co.nz info@onsen.co.nz Unwind, invigorate and indulge! Imagine...your own private spring fed hot pool overlooking the dramatic Shotover River. The Onsen Hot Pools experience lets you soak-up Queenstown’s spectacular scenery, as you immerse yourself in the pure waters and fresh mountain air. Let your mind and body surrender to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of our private pools. See display ad page 63 Price: Adult (1-4) $46-$128, Child $10. Duration: 1 hour blocks for up to 4 adults per pool. Opening hours: 11am-11pm, 7 days.


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Photo Safaris Phone 03 409 0272 or 0276 722 733 www.photosafari.co.nz info@photosafari.co.nz Develop your photography skills with International award winning photographers, Mike Langford or Jackie Ranken. We’ve created four incredible 4WD photo safaris incorporating some of the best “off the beaten track” landscape photography locations around Queenstown. Amateurs through to professionals will be inspired, while travelling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. See display ad page 23 Price: $320p/p (Min two, max four per tour). Duration: Allow 5-8 hours depending on safari. Opening hours: 1-6pm daily.

Queenstown Combos  Queenstown Information Centre, Cnr Shotover & Camp Street, Queenstown Freephone 0800 423 836 www.combos.co.nz queenstown@combos.co.nz Combine Queenstown’s leading adventure activities. Combo options may include jetboating, rafting, helicopter flights, skydiving, bungy jumping, canyon swing, Skyline Gondola and more. They are designed for all levels of adventure and offer guests the chance to DO IT ALL. Save time, save money! See display ad page 53

Price: Combo prices start at $265. Duration: Half, full or multi day options available. Opening hours: 7.30am.

Queenstown Ice Arena 29 Park Street, Queenstown Gardens Ph: 03 441 8000 • info@queenstownicearea.co.nz A destination everyone will enjoy! New this winter are comforable ice skates, cute penguin skating pals and stunning LED lighting. For those who would rather watch, we have a cosy lounge serving great food and hot drinks. We are just 5 minutes walk from town centre in the Queenstown gardens.No bookings required, just show up! Bring your warm clothes, gloves, camera. Call to enquire about our courtesy shuttle. See display ad page 23 Price: $15 pp (incl. skate hire) Kids under 5 $7, Family pass $55. Duration: All Day sessions, show up anytime. Opening hours: From 10am everyday, April-October.

Queenstown Rafting 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown Freephone 0800 RAFTING or phone 03 442 9792 www.rafting.co.nz info@queenstownrafting.co.nz Action packed whitewater rafting with the largest rafting operator in NZ. Choose from either the Shotover River with spectacular canyons and a 170m tunnel or the fun and scenic Kawarau River. No prior rafting experience necessary – we cater for everyone, from first timers to adrenalin junkies looking for serious white water. Rafting combos and heliraft options available. Remember to bring your swimsuit and towel. See display ad page 57 Price: $195. Duration: Allow 3-4 hours round trip. Opening hours: From 9am everyday except Christmas Day.


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Segway on Q Home Office, Queenstown phone 0800 SEG FUN (0800 734 386) info@segwayonq.com www.segwayonq.com Discover a new sensation that’s fantastic fun! Segway on Q’s tours are a great way to see the town and have lots of fun along the way. We provide full training, helmets, jackets & gloves if needed. Dress extra warm on cool days. Our only restriction is you must weigh between 35-120kgs. The shoreline of Lake Wakatipu is the perfect place to experience this remarkable mode of transport. Book your tour today! See display ad page 65 Price: Queenstown Tour (2hrs) $119/$109ch, Bay Ride (1hr) $85/$75ch. Child age 15 years and under. Transport: Complimentary shuttle from town centre. Departures: On demand (subject to availability).

Shotover Jet Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Arthur’s Point Queenstown phone 0800 SHOTOVER (0800 746 868) reservations@shotoverjet.co.nz www.shotoverjet.com Experience ‘The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride’ with award winning Shotover Jet! Enjoy a unique and breathtaking ride with the only company permitted to operate in the spectacular Shotover River Canyons, and hold on tight for Queenstowns only exhilarating full 360 degree spins. Operates everyday except Christmas Day, river and weather conditions permitting. See display ad page 19 Price: Adult $129, child (min height 1 metre) $69. Duration: Allow 1.5 hours Queenstown return. Opening hours: 9am-5pm, dependent on season.

Skippers Canyon Jet Skippers Park, Skippers Canyon, Queenstown phone 03 442 9434 Freephone 0800 226 966 info@skipperscanyon.co.nz www.skipperscanyonjet.co.nz Experience the thrills of jet boating the Shotover river with full 360 degree spins AND a tour into stunning Skippers Canyon with Skippers Canyon Jet. Considered some of the narrowest jet boat-able water in the world, our exclusive stretch of the Shotover River, combined with the stunning scenery getting in to the river through Skippers Canyon makes this a must do activity. See display ad page 65 Price: $129 per adult, $79 child (3-15years). Duration: Allow 3 hours Return. Departures: Daily 9am & 1pm, pick up central Queenstown.

Skydive Paradise Glenorchy Airstrip Freephone 0800 475 934 book@skydiveparadise.co.nz www.skydiveparadise.co.nz Discover your own natural high while jumping from a plane 15,000ft above New Zealand’s most stunning scenery. Free fall at 200kph over Mt Aspiring and FIordland National Parks, part of the Te Wahipounamu World Heritage Area - the place of Greenstone. Max weight limit is 100kg (220lbs). Departures are morning and afternoon from Info & Track, 37 Shotover Street. Wear warm layers and secure footwear. Price: Tandem Skydive $325 12,000ft, $399 15,000ft. Duration: Allow 4 hours return from central Queenstown. Hours: Morning/afternoon trips, 364 days, weather permitting.


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Skydive Lake Wanaka 14 Mustang Lane, State Highway 6, Wanaka Airport Freephone 0800 786 877 info@skydivewanaka.com www.skydivewanaka.com NZ’s most spectacular, multi-award winning, high altitude tandem skydive! Your incredible scenic flight to altitude captures 360 degree views of NZ’s highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Freefall from 15,000 feet, and capture your massive freefall smile on camera! Discover why Skydive Lake Wanaka is the NZ skydiving experience everyone is talking about. See display ad page 63 Price: 12,000ft: $329, 15,000ft: $429. Duration: Allow 2-3 hours. Opening hours: 364 days a year, weather permitting.

Skyline Queenstown Brecon Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 0101 queenstownreservations@skyline.co.nz www.skyline.co.nz Take a scenic Gondola ride to Skyline to enjoy Queenstown’s most spectacular views! The Skyline complex features numerous viewing platforms; the Skyline Restaurant serving a taste of New Zealand buffet dinner (or lunch); Kiwi Haka - a powerful live Maori cultural performance in a custom themed theatre; and the thrill of the Skyline Luge - a fun-filled gravity ride for all ages and abilities, plus there are walks, a cafe, souvenir shop and more. See display ad page 1 Price: Gondola $26, combos start from $34. Opening hours: From 9am till late.


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Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling  World Main Highway, Wanaka phone 03 443 7489 info@puzzlingworld.co.nz www.puzzlingworld.co.nz Since 1973 the bizzare buildings, rooms of illusion and the famous Great Maze have baffled brains and challenged perceptions of reality. With a brand new Illusion Room opened late 2012 you’ll be even more astounded at Puzzling World! Offering a great day out for all ages, we provide affordable, world unique entertainment making us a must-see on any tour itinerary. See display ad page 102 Price: Combo: Adults $17.50, Child $12. Illusion Rooms: Adults $14, Child $10. Great Maze: Adults $14, Child $10. Duration: Allow 30-90 minutes.

Wanaka River Journeys 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka Freephone 0800 544 555 www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz MORE than an exciting jetboat ride ... this half day wilderness adventure takes you where you ought to go – Mount Aspiring National Park. See hanging glaciers, waterfalls, LOTR locations. PLUS wilderness walk beneath breathtaking mountain scenery. Heli flight to glaciers from jet boat available, enquire for price.

Price: Adult $199, Child $119, $550 Family (2 adults, 2 children). Duration: Allow 4 hours. Departures: 10am and 1pm.

Ziptrek Ecotours 45 Camp Street, Queenstown Toll Free 0800 ZIPTREK (947 873) nzinfo@ziptrek.com www.ziptrek.com NZ’s #1 original zipline tour, is a spectacular and exhilarating zipline eco-adventure through the forest canopy high above Queenstown, situated on Skyline gondola hill. Ziptrek’s all-weather tours operate year round and are suitable for all ages and abilities. All guests must bring a warm jacket, hat, gloves and wear closed toe footwear. See display ad page 61 Price: $79-$179. Duration: Allow 2-3 hours. Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily.


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The Lord of the Rings cast and crew fell in love with the dramatic mountain scenery of this region, and you will too. ”Tolkien’s world was one of the deep hidden valleys, barren wastelands, remote mystical mountains and lush, low valleys” Peter Jackson The majestic beauty of New Zealand’s adventure capital and the surrounding area fit this imagery perfectly. Whether you are a full enthusiast or have just seen one of the films, it is an amazing opportunity to view some of the key locations used for this epic trilogy. Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu was used as the location for some scenes involving ‘Lothlorien’, home to the Lady of the Forest, Galadriel. The river Kawarau, which flows from Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu to Cromwell, became part of the Great River Anduin, and fans can now raft past the site of Argonath (the Pillar of the Kings). The pillars themselves, of course, were computer-generated. The historic goldmining town of Arrowtown, a short drive from Queenstown, lies near another The Lord of the Rings film location, the rugged Skippers Canyon. This was the site of filming for Arwen’s (Liv Tyler’s) most dramatic moment - her confrontation with the Black Riders at the Ford of Bruinen. The town is also famous for the autumn colours of the exotic trees that line its main street.

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This area isn’t just about the adventure, so before you overdose on adrenalin and natural beauty, take time to toast the region’s beauty, refresh yourself after a day of shopping, or unwind after a day of outdoor activity. In Queenstown you won’t have to look far for a great place to quench your thirst; from friendly pubs to popular bistros spilling out onto the pavement, and let’s not forget the sophisticated wine bars where you can settle in for a cosy night and sip the stunning world-class wines on offer in the region. If you’re a party person, and looking for more party people, then you’ll be pleased to know that Queenstown is often referred to as the party capital. Queenstown’s busy bars and clubs frequently have live music and fantastic drink specials, and you can even join in on a bar crawl, which will take you to the hot spots of the city. You may be used to putting a few ice cubes in your drinks, but why not have your drinks within an ice bar? Rug up and chill out with some mates and make some new friends in an ultra-cool atmosphere of an ice bar. Wherever you go – whether it’s a big night out, or a quiet afternoon in ­– you’re sure to get a warm welcome and you’ll be wanting to return again and again.

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Big Night Out Pub Crawl, Ice Bar Pub Crawl Party from bar to bar with New Zealand’s biggest pub crawl. Get 5 drinks, free food & photos, prizes, discounts & more packed in to one party all over QTN 5 nights a week! On Weds & Fri you can include the ice bar or Tues and Thurs you can start with a party cruise around the lake. Meet new people, check out the best bars, save money, have fun and party in QTN. Opening hours: Sun-Thur 8.30am-10.30pm, Fri & Sat 8.30am-11.30pm.

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Kiwi Crawl Bar Crawl & Ice Bar Crawl Meet at The World Bar, 27 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 0800 2 CRAWL to book www.kiwicrawl.co.nzz Join Queenstown’s Ultimate Bar Crawl. We give you 5 drinks, free pizza, free photos, huge discounts in 10 bars for your whole stay and games and prizes. We generate the best atmosphere and show you the best time - one party not to be missed! Ice Bar Crawl on Wednesday and Friday nights. Opening hours: 9.30pm May, 9pm June, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri & Sat.

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Minus 5° Ice Bar Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, next to TSS Earnslaw phone 03 442 6050 www.minus5icebar.com Experience the extreme at ‘Queenstown’s Original Ice Bar’. Over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ice architecture, with temperatures at Minus 5° and colder, live life like a penguin! Dressed like an eskimo explore ice furniture, hand made ice carvings and intricately made ice glasses filled with delicious cocktails. A family experience you will never forget or a pre dinner chilly cocktail. Opening hours: Open daily, 2pm until late.

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Set in a magnificent mountain region that offers mouthwatering fresh local produce and acclaimed wineries, the Queenstown region is home to more than 150 restaurants, bars and cafés with a vast selection of ethnic and international-standard cuisine available. Sophisticated wining and dining is at its best in cosmopolitan Queenstown. The superb range of award-winning cafés, bars, restaurants and wineries in this beautiful mountain resort make the most of the region’s fresh fish and farm produce. You’ll find everything from organic fare, pub grub and stylish cafés and wineries to Euro-style and ethnic options including Asian, Indian, Italian and Mexican. New Zealand’s multicultural diversity is reflected in the huge range of cuisine and dining experiences available. Food lovers can enjoy everything from the traditional Maori hangi (feast) to world-class winery dining, while the lively café and restaurant scene makes the most of the country’s delicious fresh seafood, quality meats and seasonal gourmet produce. Dine alfresco with a view of the mountains, enjoy the ambience of a country pub or café, take a tour of the region’s boutique wineries, then get into the great outdoors and taste a few of the region’s famous adventure activities. To help make your choice easy here are some of our favourite spots to dine.

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Bella Cucina 6 Brecon Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 6762 www.bellacucina.co.nz An authentic Italian kitchen, with a daily changing menu to incorporate the freshest produce. Much more than pizza/ pasta; taste the real flavours of Italy right in the heart of Queenstown.

Opening hours: Open daily from 5pm.

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Bombay Palace 66 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 2886 www.bombay-palace.co.nz Authentic Indian food. A melting pot of Indian cuisine, presenting heady spices, flavoured curries and melt in your mouth Indian kebabs and breads. Lunch 12-2pm, dinner 5pm till late. Fully licensed and BYO wine only - conditions apply.

Opening hours: 7 days, 12pm-2pm, 5pm-11pm.

Brazz Bar & Restaurant The Village Green, Queenstown phone 03 442 4444 www.brazz.co.nz Casual dining at its best... specialising in 100% New Zealand Anguspure Steaks, Legendary Ribs, Gourmet Pizza and Pasta. A warm and friendly welcome is always assured. Enjoy the great dining options, cosy booths, spacious bar areas or sit out on our terrace - it’s all here at Brazz. Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch & dinner 9am-late.

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Coyote Grill 1/66 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 8562 www.coyotegrill.co.nz We serve modern Mexican food with southwest influence in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Our kitchen uses many of the finest spices, many varieties of dried chillis, herbs, and seeds imported from Mexico to give authentic and defined flavours which compliment and give real credit to our local produce. Opening hours: 7 days, from 5pm.

Finz Seafood & Grill Steamer Wharf, Queenstown, phone 03 442 7405 www.finzdownunder.co.nz Enjoy fresh flavours of NZ whilst dining outside or inside overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Finz menu features succulent seafood, premium steaks, NZ lamb and fresh fish daily. Our menu highlights New Zealand’s seasonal delicacies. Fun, friendly and affordable dining experience in Queenstown. Opening hours: 7 days, 10am-5pm.

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Fishbone Queenstown 7 Beach Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 6768 www.fishbonequeenstown.co.nz The best place in town for seafood. An iconic restaurant has been a hit with visitors since 1991 and keeps getting better. Look out for the seafood platter. Child Friendly. Lonely Planet’s 2012 Top Pick of dining in Queenstown.

Opening hours: 7 days from 5pm.

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Hikari Izakaya 5 Beach Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 9030 Fresh and healthy Japanese food at its best! Hikari Izakaya is Queenstown’s latest in Japanese cuisine offering fantastic food at fair prices, dine in or takeaway.

Opening hours: Lunch 11.30am-3pm. Dinner 5pm till late.

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Johnny Barr’s 15 Church Street, Queenstown phone 03 409 0169 www.johnnybarrs.com Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night, we are Queenstown’s only gourmet sandwich bar, offering delicious, healthy and affordable meals. Come in for dine-in or take-away sandwiches, salads, soups and fresh fruit smoothies! We are wheelchair accessible and have a children’s menu. Opening hours: 7 days, 8am-10pm.

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Les Alpes 16 Church Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 6060 www.lesalpes.co.nz Outstanding fine evening meals, freshly baked croissants, decadent homemade patisseries and excellent coffee. Your gateway to France anytime of the day.

Opening hours: Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner from 5.30pm.

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My Thai Lounge 69 Beach St, upstairs phone 03 441 8380 Email mythai@mythai.co.nz www.mythai.co.nz A relaxed and fun night out in their unique dining room & lounge bar. Stunning views over Lake Wakatipu to the breathtaking Remarkables. A groovy atmosphere, you’ll love being served a variety of great tasting, authentic, food by Queenstown’s only formally trained and qualified Thai chefs. Opening hours: 12-2:30pm, 5:30-late, 7 days.

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Noodle Canteen 62 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 8884 www.noodlecanteen.co.nz Healthy food that is fresh and bursting with flavour (no MSG). Select from our delicious menu of mouth-watering noodles, and uniquely textured vegetables or create your own dish from a range of fresh and natural ingredients. Our quality is consistent, our meals expertly prepared and our prices can’t be beat! Meals from $11. Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-9.30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm.

Skyline Restaurant & Bar Brecon Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 0101 www.skyline.co.nz Our famous Taste of New Zealand buffet offers delectable fresh seafood, salads, roast meats and delicious desserts, while the panoramic view from our restaurant will captivate you day or night. It’s the ideal place for that special night out and the best place in Queenstown to watch the sun go down! Opening hours: Daily 9am till late.

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The Waterfront Bar & Bistro Steamer Wharf, Queenstown phone 03 441 1495 www.lasseters.co.nz The Waterfront Bar & Bistro delights the taste buds while you savour uninterrupted million dollar views. Our international chefs specialise in creating dishes from fresh local produce. We only look expensive... just check out our daily lunch specials. Come up the steps or take the lift at Steamer Wharf complex. Opening hours: 12pm-late.

Wild Thyme Bar & Restaurant SKYCITY Queenstown Casino 2nd Floor, 16-24 Beach Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 0400 Savour Wild Thyme’s tantalising combination of robust flavours, contemporary cuisine, and stylish, smart service. Take advantage of the daily lunch specials, or try us after dark for a great dinner menu and free live entertainment including weekly quiz nights and live music. Opening hours: Lunch 12pm-4pm. Dinner 6pm-10pm.

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Wai Restaurant Steamer Wharf phone 03 442 5969 www.sails.co.nz Offering fine dining in the most dramatic location. Specialising in the freshest seafood and oysters, superb New Zealand cuisine, degustation menus and warm local hospitality.

Opening hours: 7 days, 10am-5pm

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You’ll find a great range of quality New Zealand-made goods in Queenstown, with many unique designs and handmade one-off items you just won’t see elsewhere. Shopping here is a quality experience. Downtown Queenstown is a compact, scenic shopping area where you’ll find leading international labels alongside the best of New Zealand design. Pick up some merino woollen wear to keep you snug and warm, a new snowboard for the slopes, handcrafted jewellery or some fine art to remind you of the grandeur of this area. Shops are open all day until late, all year round. From top fashion stores, supermarkets, gift shops and galleries to florists, jewellers and sports stores, Queenstown has it all. Many shops offer a packing and postage service, so you can send your purchases straight home and have all sorts of exciting parcels waiting for you when you get back. Don’t forget to try and buy some of the world-class wine that is produced in this region. Local wineries include Black Ridge Winery, Chard Farm Winery, Kawarau Estate Vineyard and Gibbston Valley Winery. Just a short trip to Arrowtown or the Remarkables Park Town Centre offers more great opportunities for some exclusive retail therapy.

Alta 8 Duke St, Queenstown, phone 03 442 4994 5 times Snowboard Retailer of the Year Taking care of all your snow needs whether you’re a seasoned pro or first timer. Exclusive brands. Dedicated staff who know their snow stuff. Come check out our massive range of hardware and soft goods from Ride, Thirtytwo, K2, Sessions, Smith, Stepchild, 3CS, Anon, Red, Animal and more. Plus heaps of shoes and casuals from Etnies, Federation, Emerica, Ilabb. Opening hours: 7 days, 10am-5pm.


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Bendon Lingerie 26 The Mall, Ballarat Street, Queenstown phone 03 441 1246 www.bendonlingerie.co.nz

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Bendon Lingerie are the bra fit specialists. Home to your favourite lingerie brands including Elle Macpherson Intimates, Pleasure State, Stella McCartney Lingerie, Lovable, Bendon, Macpherson Men, Fayreform and Evollove, we have something for everyone. Come in store today for your free bra fitting. Plus, mention this guide to receive a further 10% Off store wide*. *Ask in store for details.

Remarkables Park Town Centre Hawthorne Drive phone 03 451 0440 www.remarkablesparktowncentre.co.nz Remarkables Park Town Centre is home to a wide range of national retailers, boutique stores, cafes and restaurants. It has a relaxed and practical shopping atmosphere. A range of services, retail stores and a spacious supermarket makes Remarkables Park Town Centre a true one stop shopping destination! Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 9am-6pm, closed Christmas Day.

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Untouched World 1 The Mall, Queenstown phone 03 442 4992 queenstown@untouchedworld.com www.untouchedworld.com An exclusive selection of men’s and woman’s apparel, knitwear, leather jackets and coats, seasonal designer collections, natural body products and boutique wines.

Opening hours: Open Daily from 9am.

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Wallace & Gibbs Buckingham St, Arrowtown phone 03 442 1355 Men’s and Women’s top designer brands and fashion from New Zealand and Australia. Brands include; Mimosa, Ricochet, Calliope, New London, Visage, B.YU, Chocolat, Obi, Ben Sherman and Cutler.

Opening hours: 7 days, 9.30am-5.30pm.

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While Queenstown is known for its endless excitement, it’s also a place to relax and unwind. If you’ve been up on the slopes, or hitting the shopping, ensure you get some time to spend on yourself and revitalise. Queenstown and the surrounding area has plenty of great beauty salons and spas where you can while away an hour or two and get yourself thoroughly pampered. Give yourself a treat and choose from one of the many relaxing and revitalising treatments available; enjoy a facial treatment or invigorating massage, or why not give your tired feet some much-needed attention with a soak and a pedicure. For some total indulgence, lie back and enjoy an aromatic full body polish or a luxurious body wrap. Some salons also have couples treatments available so you and your loved one can enjoy a pampering together. Get your nails done, top up your tan in safety, or give yourself the star treatment for a special occasion with a professional makeup session, waxing, brow shaping or an exfoliating treatment. Whatever treatment – or treatments – you choose, you can be sure you’ll emerge feeling like you’re on cloud nine.

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53 Shotover Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 7389 feelfab@aspectsdayspa.co.nz www.aspectsdayspa.co.nz Tired, stressed, action-ed out, or just in need of pampering? Choose a relaxing aromatherapy or therapeutic Swedish Massage. Enjoy a Facial - vitamin based or aroma skincare treatments to cater to every skin type. Manicures, pedicures, waxing, tanning and make-up. Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9.30am–8.30pm,Sun 10.30am – 8.30pm.

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Body Sanctum Day Spa. Massage. Sauna. Level 1, 10 Athol Street, Queenstown Phone 03 442 4336 www.bodysanctum.co.nz Queenstown’s most established day spa. Enjoy a higher level of comfort & luxury where the service is all about you! Choose from massage therapies, facial treatments, hand & foot care, spa packages, professional make-up, spray tan, waxing and tinting. Internationally qualified therapists to suit your needs.

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Frankton Therapeutic Massage 23 Douglas St Frankton, Queenstown phone 03 451 1102 Mobile 021 153 6888 provides the perfect way to relax and unwind while on holiday in Queenstown. Offering a full range of massage services from Japanese Trained and Certified Therapist, including: relaxation, shiatsu, deep tissue, sports massage and reflexology. Come to our convenient Frankton location or call our mobile service and we will come direct to your home or hotel room. Price: 1 Hour Massage from $69. Duration: 1 hour.

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The Amore 11a Henry Street, Queenstown phone 03 442 7171 email: theamoreqtn@gmail.com Offers Cosmetic, Nail and Body and Facial Massage options. All body massages come with foot spa and leg scrub. From classical Swedish massage, through to Deep tissue and Reflexology. Mani, Spa Pedi, Acrylic, Gel, Nail Art, Waxing are all available with professional nail technician. The best skill, service and price. Relax and be pampered!

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From luxury hotels, easy and tidy motels and apartments to friendly backpacker hostels; from bright and buzzy city centre to B&B rooms with a mountain view, or meeting rooms conveniently close to the airport, Queenstown has room for you. Look for the Qualmark star rating system to ascertain how an accommodation property has been independently rated. The Qualmark star system rates various categories of accommodation in New Zealand and is a reliable indication of the standard of facilities. You can also ask to see the room – inspection should be welcome. Hotels generally offer tea/coffee making facilities, a bathroom and an onsite restaurant and bar. Motel units and apartments are ideal for travellers who prefer to do their own cooking, and usually offer self-contained kitchens. If you’re on a fixed budget, try some of the backpacker or youth hostel accommodation with communal facilities. Holiday parks are another good alternative, providing cabins or camping in a more peaceful rural setting. For a few more of life’s luxuries, there are plenty of hotels, motels and self-contained apartments. To find out more, visit jasons.co.nz/queenstown/accommodation.

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Alpine Resort Wanaka 144-154 Anderson Rd,
Wanaka Freephone 0800 492 625 www.alpineresortwanaka.com Luxury apartments set in a quiet location with some mountain & lake views, just 2min/1.5km drive from the lakefront and cafes. Swimming & spa pool, sauna, gym, tennis court & games room. Kitchen, ensuite, internet, DVD player, Sky TV, heating, electric blankets, secure storage & secure parking. Tariff: From $159-$968 Qualmark rated: HHHH plus Apartment.

Blue Peaks Apartments Cnr Stanley & Sydney Streets,
Queenstown Freephone 0800 162 122 www.bluepeaksapartments.co.nz Comprising 25 self-contained luxury 2&3 bedroom apartments. Kitchen, queen size beds, in-room wireless internet access, Sky TV, DVD, electric blankets, laundry, complimentary starter pack, underground and/or onsite parking. Grounds and raised garden areas landscaped and planted in native species. Tariff: From $321 per night Qualmark rated: Enviro Award Silver

Garden Court Suites & Apartments 41 Frankton Road, 
Queenstown Freephone 0800 427336 www.gardencourt.co.nz Private garden setting with alpine views, 500m to town. Variety of studio suites, 1&2brm apartments with balcony or courtyard. Studios have kitchenette, apts have full kitchen, spa bath and laundry. Includes flat-screen TV, Sky, DVD/CD player, wireless internet, restaurant, laundry, spa, ski storage & secure parking. Tariff: $111-$413/night Qualmark rated: HHHH plus Apartment

Goldridge Resort Frankton Road, Queenstown phone 03 442 6500 www.goldridgeresort.co.nz Is a family friendly property, set on 5.5 acres with stunning lake & mountain views. All rooms have essential amenities with a choice of lakeside or courtyard views. Features include: Bistro restaurant/ bar, 30mins Free Wi-Fi, sauna, spa, ski/bike storage, drying room, laundry, courtesy vehicle to town and off street parking. Tariff: $95-$180 Qualmark rated: HHH Hotel, Qualmark Enviro Bronze.

Lakeside Motel 18 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown Freephone 0800 16 06 00 www.lakefrontqueenstown.co.nz Right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, with lake and mountain views from all units & 250m flat walk to town centre. 15 units, serviced daily: 13 studio sleep 1-3; 2x2brm sleep 1-6. All with kitchen, shower (bath in family units), luxury Sealy beds, TV, inhouse video, heating, internet kiosk, laundry & carpark. Tariff: studio single/double $139-$149; 2brm unit up to 4 persons $199; extra person $15; separate twin/double dorm $25-$90.

The Glebe 1 Beetham Streets, Queenstown. phone 0800 4 THE GLEBE (0800 484 345) Email: stay@theglebe.co.nz www.theglebe.co.nz Located 300m from town centre. 28 self-contained 1-23-4brm apartments, each with balcony or courtyard. All apartments have kitchen facilities, microwave, dishwasher, queen/king beds, internet, underfloor heating, Sky TV, DVD, laundry. Common courtyard with BBQ. 8 luxury penthouses large living areas, balconies, lake views. Tariff: $261-$2700

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Tucked away at the end of a valley, away from the prevailing winds, Arrowtown is known for its tranquillity and charm. It is the perfect foil for its busier neighbour, Queenstown. If you want to shop at a leisurely pace, dine at the many cafés or restaurants, take in a movie at a boutique cinema, undertake one of the many walks close to the town or soak up the history at the Lakes District Museum, then Arrowtown is a ‘must visit’. Arrowtown’s unique museum, established in 1948, presents an authentic picture of early Maori in the Southern Lakes District, exhibits the harsh pioneering days of the European Settlers, and the exciting goldrush era. The museum complex includes the town’s original Bank of New Zealand premises, the bank’s stables and the town’s baker’s oven all built circa 1875. Exhibits are family friendly and hands-on learning is always encouraged. The tree-lined avenues are not only picturesque, but also serve to frame the town’s history. The site of the first gold discovery in the Wakatipu in 1862, the town has managed to retain many of its heritage buildings. Through planning controls and community lobbying, around 60 buildings and features remain. During the goldrush, Chinese miners were invited to the town in an effort to stimulate the flagging economy. Their settlement on the outskirts of town has been turned into a park with some of the buildings remaining intact, while others have been recreated to give the visitor a sense of how the Chinese miners lived. Walking and biking have become increasingly popular with over 15 trails leaving from Arrowtown. These range from one-hour circuits to all day expeditions – a trail map is available at the Museum.


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Fiordland Nowhere is New Zealand’s wild beauty displayed to better effect than in Fiordland’s tumbling waterfalls, glacial lakes, remote fiords and towering granite peaks.

Milford Sound Famous for its breathtaking beauty, sheer peaks and thundering waterfalls, Milford Sound is the sparkling gem in Fiordland’s crown, drawing thousands of visitors each year. For many, the 1695 metre Mitre Peak is a highlight, jutting from the still waters of the sound. Nature lovers have a real treat in store, with a huge variety of wildlife including native dolphins, seals and penguins. Walkers will enjoy the challenge of the famous Milford Track (54km). One of the finest walks in the world, the four-day track starts at the northern end of Lake Te Anau, down through the Arthur River Valley to Milford Sound. Milford Road is one of the country’s most dramatic alpine drives.

Te Anau Te Anau is the gateway to Fiordland National Park and makes an ideal base for exploring the region’s stunning fiords and sounds. The town is New Zealand’s Walking Capital, and hikers gather here to venture into the dense forest and towering mountains of Fiordland. Float plane and helicopter rides around Lake Te Anau and Fiordland offer spectacular views of the mountain scenery or take your pick from activities including four wheel driving, farm tours, hiking, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, jetboating and skydiving.

Milford Road is one of the country’s most dramatic alpine drives.

Jucy Cruize Milford Sound 26B Shotover Street, Queenstown Freephone 0800 500 121 phone 03 441 3913 www.jucycruize.co.nz book@jucycruize.co.nz Discover the unique natural wonders and spectacular scenery of Fiordland National Park. Sleep in and leave later with an 8.15am departure. Relax in our uncrowded, smaller boat while we spoil you with unlimited, close-up viewing of waterfalls, wildlife and rainforest from our two viewing decks (both inside and out). The tour features many stops for photos and nature walks including beautiful Lake Gunn. All our cruises include free Wi-Fi on coach, free coffee & tea on boat. See display ad page 99 Price: Day tours from $119, cruise only from $50 Duration: All day. Departures: 8.15am from Queenstown, 11am from Te Anau.


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Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory 30 Shotover St, Queenstown Freephone 0800 264 536 www.southerndiscoveries.co.nz The Milford Discovery Centre is the perfect addition to your Milford Sound Cruise. Local guides take you through the history, nature and wildlife of this remarkable haven. Then descend 10m underwater to explore the fascinating world of exotic creatures and rare black coral. See display ad page 49 Price: Adults $36, Child $18. Duration: 30-60mins. Opening hours: Add onto your Milford Sound Cruise.

Milford Sound Coach and Cruise Real Journeys Visitor Centre Steamer Wharf, Queenstown Phone 0800 65 65 03 www.realjourneys.co.nz The drive to Milford is spectacular. The best way to experience it is on-board our luxury glassroofed coaches from Queenstown or Te Anau, with commentary & photo-stops en route. In Milford, cruise the length of the fiord, learning about the region’s history from a specialist Nature Guide, or simply soak in the scenery from the large viewing decks or observation lounge. See display ad page 95 Price: Departs Te Anau from $140, or Queenstown from $178. Ask about Overnight Cruises or Flight options from Queenstown. Duration: 12 hrs 30 min return from Queenstown.

Milford Sound Select freephone 0800 477 479 phone 03 441 4754 info@milfordsoundselectcom www.milfordsoundselect.com Milford Sound Select is a unique concept for those wishing for the very best Milford Sound experience. Our trip is based on taking limited numbers of visitors into one of the world’s most spectacular heritage areas. At Milford Sound we will take you out onto the water in a custom-built cruise boat where you can enjoy the views in uncrowded comfort. For the ultimate perspective on this awesome landscape experience our fly back to Queenstown option is available. See display ad page 2 Price: Queenstown from $179 or Te Anau from $119. Ask about our flyback to Queenstown option from $599. Opening hours: 12 hrs return from Queenstown.

Milford Sound Scenic Flights Milford Sound Scenic Flights Queenstown Airport Callfree 0800 207 206 www.milfordflights.co.nz info@milfordflights.co.nz Powerful, dramatic scenery – our scenic flight from Queenstown to Milford Sound connects with Mitre Peak Cruises for a relaxed, uncrowded, unhurried cruise. Window seats for all. Operating daily. We have been flying visitors to Milford Sound for over 20 years. The experience and dedication of our pilots and staff contribute to an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most scenic regions. See display ad page 98 Price: Overflight from $350, enquire for Fly–Cruise–Fly . Duration: Variable. Opening hours: Operating daily, weather dependent.


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Mitre Peak Cruises Mitre Peak Cruises Milford Sound Callfree 0800 744 633 www.mitrepeak.com info@mitrepeak.com Leading the way in small, personalised and uncrowded cruising on magnificent Milford Sound. Either join us at Milford Sound or sit back and enjoy our coach/cruise/ coach from Queenstown or Te Anau. Coaches offer leather clad seats, large viewing windows, plenty of leg room and air conditioning. Mitre Peak Cruises offers competitively priced tours to the most un-spoilt parts of this World Heritage area, running a regular daily schedule throughout the year. See display ad page 51 Cruise Price: from $70 adult, from $17 child. Duration: Allow 8-9 hours round trip from Queenstown. Hours: Cruise only options available excluding 4.30pm.

Southern Discoveries 30 Shotover St, Queenstown Freephone 0800 264 536 www.southerndiscoveries.co.nz Discover our spectacular backyard on a Scenic, Discover More or Encounter Nature small boat cruise. Cascading waterfalls, towering cliffs and playful wildlife abound! Cruises to fit every budget, timeframe and interest. Friendly staff, informative commentary and excellent food options. Travel the length of the fiord and out to the Tasman Sea, stopping at waterfalls and points of interest.Large viewing windows, outdoor decks, panoramic views. See display ad page 97 Price: From $68. Duration: 1hr 45mins to 3hrs. Departures: 9.45am, 11,00am, 12.45pm, 1.30pm & 3.10pm.

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Around Queenstown 101 At the northern boundary of Westland/Tai Poutini National Park, Franz Josef is a tranquil village nestled among the splendid native forest of the West Coast and overlooked by the massive peaks of the Southern Alps. With glacial rivers, hot pools, surging waterfalls, lakes and a world-famous glacier, your sense of adventure and awe will be captivated. The Franz Josef Glacier was first explored in 1865 by geologist Julius von Haast, who named it after the Austrian emperor. Today the Franz Josef Glacier (Ka Roimata o Hine Hukatere) offers visitors the chance experience the power and awe inspiring beauty of this ever-changing glacial environment, all within easy driving and walking distance from the main highway. A number of short walks in the glacier valley and surrounding area, all providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the lush New Zealand bush at its pristine best. The visitor centre has a brochure detailing walks. Enjoy an evening bush walk right to the glowworms, or relax in the Glacier Hot Pools after a day at the ice face.

Wanaka Spectacular mountain and lake views nestled beside Lake Wanaka and surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, a favourite with travellers who come to enjoy the beauty, peace and tranquility of the Southern Lakes area. Wanaka is lovely at any time of the year with fresh white snow on the mountains in winter, a riot of blossom in spring and long, hot, summer days followed by the stunning golds and russets of autumn. Food and wine lovers can choose from 45 wineries in the region and an awardwinning boutique beer brewery.

Main Road, Franz Josef Phone: 03 752 0763 Freephone: 0800 484 337 www.franzjosefglacier.com

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Wanaka Take a scenic cruise on the Lake, visit the internationally renowned Puzzling World, or fish at one of the many easily accessible spots. Alternatively, venture into the hills and mountains surrounding Wanaka. Skiing, heli-skiing, snowboarding, mountainbiking, hiking and climbing are all close by.

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Around Queenstown 103 State Highway 6, Wanaka phone 03: 03 443 8765 museum@lakewanaka.co.nz www.nttmuseum.co.nz Over 700 vehicles, 12 aircraft, 50,000 toys and 1000s of miscellaneous items. NZ’s largest display of Barbie Dolls and Star Wars memorabilia. Names to look for include: Buick, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar, Rolls Royce. Meccano, Lego, Matchbox, Lincoln, Tonka. Have a go on the adult size pedal cars, climb on a 54 tonne Centurion Tank and check out the children’s old arcade rides. This extraordinary collection is the life’s work of one man. Price: Adult $14, Child $5, Family $35, under 5 free. Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm.

Skydive Lake Wanaka 14 Mustang Lane, State Highway 6, Wanaka Airport, Wanaka phone 03 443 7207 Freephone 0800 786 877 info@skydivewanaka.com www.skydivewanaka.com NZ’s most spectacular, multi-award winning, high altitude tandem skydive! Your incredible scenic flight to altitude captures 360 degree views of NZ’s highest mountains, glaciers, lakes and rivers. Freefall from 15,000 feet, capture your massive freefall smile on camera! See display ad page 63 Price: 12,000ft: $329, 15,000ft: $429. Duration: Allow 2-3 hours. Opening hours: 364 days a year, weather permitting.

Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World Main Highway, Wanaka phone 03 443 7489 info@puzzlingworld.co.nz www.puzzlingworld.co.nz Since 1973 the bizzare buildings, rooms of illusion and the famous Great Maze have baffled brains and challenged perceptions of reality. With a brand new Illusion Room opened late 2012 you’ll be even more astounded at Puzzling World! Offering a great day out for all ages, we provide affordable, world unique entertainment making us a must-see on any tour itinerary. See display ad page 102 Price: Combo: Adults $17.50, Child $12. Illusion Rooms: Adults $14, Child $10. Great Maze: Adults $14, Child $10. Duration: Allow 30-90minutes.

Wanaka River Journeys 99 Ardmore St, Wanaka Freephone 0800 544 555 www.wanakariverjourneys.co.nz MORE than an exciting jetboat ride ... this half day wilderness adventure takes you where you ought to go – Mount Aspiring National Park. See hanging glaciers, waterfalls, LOTR locations. PLUS wilderness walk beneath breathtaking mountain scenery. Heli flight to glaciers from jet boat available, enquire for price.

Price: Adult $199, Child $119, $550 Family (2 adults, 2 children). Duration: Allow 4 hours. Departures: 10am and 1pm.

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Emergencies – Dial 111 Police, Fire and Ambulance: phone 111. Queenstown Central Police Station is located in Camp St. Phone 441 1600

A&E Medical & Dental Centres Lakes District Hospital 20 Douglas Street Frankton. For all enquiries phone 441 0015 Queenstown Medical Centre 9 Isle Street. Phone 441 0500 Arrowtown Surgery Berkshire Street. Phone 442 1215 Aspiring Medical Centre 23 Cardrona Valley Rd, Wanaka. Phone 443 1226 Queenstown Dental Centre, 24 hrs Phone 442 8580

Airport Information The Queenstown International and Domestic Airport is located at the edge of the Frankton arm of Lake Wakatipu, Otago, and is about 8km by road from Queenstown’s CBD. To check arrivals and departures on the day, visit www.queenstownairport.com/flights. 

Banks & ATMs Trading banks are normally open Monday–Friday, from 9am–4.30pm. ASB Bank, Queenstown, is open Monday–Saturday 9.30am–5pm, Sunday 10am–5.30pm. There are ATMs (money machines) and exchange facilities at most banks in the central city.

Foreign Exchange Bureaux de Change are open 7 days a week, 9am–8pm TRAVELEX Clocktower Building 19 Shotover St ASB Bank Camp St Queenstown BNZ Bank Rees St Queenstown National Bank Ballarat St Queeenstown Westpac Bank Beach St Queenstown

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Luggage Storage Queenstown The Station Building, Duke St entrance. Open 7 days per week, 7.30am–7pm.

Supermarkets Fresh Choice Queenstown 64 Gorge Rd. Open 7 days, 7am to midnight Mediterranean Market The Junction Building, Cnr Gorge and Robins Rd. Open 7 days, 8am to 6.30pm, Monday to Saturday; 10am to 6pm Sunday. New World Wakatipu Hawthorne Drive, Remarkables Park. Open 7 days 8am–9pm. New World Wanaka Dunmore St. Open 7 days, 7.30am–9pm. Night ‘n Day Arrowtown Buckingham St. Open 7 days, 7am–11pm

Public Transport Connectabus is Queenstown’s Transportation system covering Queenstown, Wanaka, Arrowtown, Remarkable Park, Queenstown Airport, Fernhill and Sunshine Bay. Timetables are available at Information Centres and most accommodation properties in Queenstown and Arrowtown. Look for the yellow buses. Phone 441 4471 Queenstown Green Cabs 0508 4-GREEN (0508 447 336) Queenstown Corporate Cabs 0800 789 789 Wanaka Taxi 0800 272 700 Yello!Wanaka 03 443 5555

Visitor Information Arrowtown Information Centre, Lakes District Museum, Arrowtown Queenstown Information i-Site Visitor Centre, Cnr Camp and Shotover St. Open 7 days, 8.30am–7pm Phone 442 4100 Wanaka Information i-Site Visitor Centre, 100 Ardmore St. Open 7 days, 8.30am–5.30pm. Phone 443 1233

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Queenstown Post Shop 13 Camp St. Full national and international service including excess baggage. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am– 6pm, Saturday 9am–4pm.


Around Queenstown Absolute adventure and sheer breath-taking magnificence are all on Queenstown’s doorstep. Take your time to get to know this stunning region. For advice and information about travelling times, road conditions and touring routes, speak with the friendly folks at the Queenstown Visitor Centre.

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