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Queenstown & Southern Lakes FEBRUARY 2013

VISITOR GUIDE WITH MAPS & VOUCHERS

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Contents

Welcome ............................................................... 06 Southern Lakes at a Glance.................................. 08 What’s Hot ............................................................ 10 Useful Information ................................................ 15 What’s On ............................................................. 18 Biking in Queenstown .......................................... 24 Walking in Queenstown ....................................... 28 Activities ............................................................... 34 Health & Beauty ................................................... 62 Shopping ............................................................... 65 Bars & Pubs ........................................................... 68 Dining Out ............................................................ 74 Around Queenstown ............................................ 82 Arrowtown – Arts & Culture Fiordland & Milford Sound Doubtful Sound Te Anau Franz Josef Wanaka

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Accommodation ................................................. 101 Queenstown Maps .............................................. 102 Front Cover: Real Journeys See advertisement pages 11, 13, 79, 87 & 91.


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Haere Mai Welcome to Queenstown – New Zealand’s Adventure Capital. Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and backed by the towering, snowcapped peaks of The Remarkables, this sophisticated alpine resort has a raft of year-round activities that are guaranteed to keep you busy around the clock. You’ll find everything from wineries and wildlife to jetboating and bungy jumping – and there are plenty more adventures to enjoy in the spectacular Southern Lakes and Fiordland regions. Make sure you get the most from your stay by keeping your copy of Queenstown & Southern Lakes What’s On close at hand as you explore Queenstown, Arrowtown, Fiordland, and Wanaka. We provide the latest events in our What’s On calendar, as well as easy to use maps, handy information to help you with accommodation, shopping, dining and transport and plenty of great ideas for activities and sightseeing. Enjoy your stay in the magnificent Southern Lakes district Queenstown, New Zealand’s Adventure Capital. Jasons Travel Media Ltd

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Kawarau Bridge Bungy

AJ Hackett Bungy & Swing AJ Hackett Bungy has been a Queenstown must do since the Kawarau Bridge site opened as the world’s first commercial Bungy operation in 1988. AJ Hackett Bungy have since opened several other Jump sites in Queenstown, each with its own unique element of fun and fear (see pages 36-53). Their latest innovation pushes in new directions all together with another world first: The Nevis Arc, utilising ground-breaking technology and delivering the World’s Highest Swing accelerating you at mind blowing speeds in a massive 300m Arc! For more info on the ultimate in Queenstown adrenalin check out pages 36 & 53.

Luge Step out of the Skyline Gondola high above Queenstown and into a racy luge to test your driving skills in a series of downhill hairpin bends. Great fun for cruisy sightseeing, taking in the scenery or get the blood pumping and race to the bottom on the fast track. See inside front cover .

Milford Sound Go by road or fly, to visit this spectacular natural wonder of the world. Wet or dry Milford Sound will captivate you with sheer cliff faces plunging into one of New Zealand’s most stunning fiords, it really is a must see that is guaranteed to leave an impression. Take a camera with plenty of memory space and battery power, and arm yourself with strong insect repellent. See page 86.


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Jet Boating The Jet Boat was invented in New Zealand’s South Island and was the first adventure tourism product to establish itself in Queenstown way back in 1970. With the number of fantastic waterways to explore in the Southern Lakes, Jet Boating is a thriving activity. There are a range of different Jet Boating options available to suit everyone in the region from the more scenic options to the flat out thrills of the world famous Shotover Jet. For more on Jet boating options see pages 34-59.

NZONE Skydive Tandem Skydive with NZONE Skydive in Queenstown and see some of the most dramatic scenery in New Zealand, from 15,000ft! NZONE were New Zealand’s first tandem skydive operation, starting out in 1990 and are the only tandem skydive company to have been awarded the Supreme Tourism Award. For Summer 2012, NZONE have just completed a refurbishment of the Dropzone, where you can now see behind-the-scenes action and learn the history of skydive in a new discovery zone. With free wi-fi and internet kiosks, you can also view and share your skydive photos straight away! See pages 37 and 54.

Getting Out On The Lake You can truly appreciate 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.

Big Night Out Pub 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 will see why when you join the party that bounces all over town. You’re welcomed into every bar with a free drink, offered food along the way and save on discounted drinks at all bars. Photos are taken throughout the night and free for you plus prizes given out to spice up the night. See bar listing for more info or go to www.bignightout.net.nz. 0800 244 644

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What’s Hot expeditions to short explorations of the many tracks located right in Queenstown the options are vast. For an easy and educational introduction to some of the most spectacular scenery, flora and fauna the region has to offer, a fantastic option is to book on one of the many guided day trip options available. See page 28-33.

Puzzling World Wanaka 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. Surely one of the most affordable attractions in the region, Puzzling World is well worth the short trip to Wanaka. See page 99.

Queenstown & Routeburn Canyoning Low risk and high adventure action. Over two hours of mind challenging, abseils, zip lines, waterfall slides and jumps into deep pools. Choose from the two or do both canyons in the most amazing environments with experienced guides. See page 39.

Whitewater Rafting Enjoy the excitement of half-day trips on the Shotover and Kawarau Rivers. The Shotover offers excitement – grade 4-5 rapids guaranteed to thrill. It provides the ride for people wanting to test their excitement threshold. The ultimate is Shotover Heli-rafting, an action packed roller-coaster helicopter flight followed by white foam and roaring rapids. The Kawarau offers exhilarating rafting for first timers – grade 3 rapids, for those who want the excitement of rafting with ‘teasing’ white water. Challenge Rafting FREEPHONE 0800 423 836 www.raft.co.nz

Ziptrek Ecotours Experience the freedom and adrenaline 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, popular with the young, and young at heart. While also providing an opportunity to learn about what this breathtaking place has to offer through guided interpretive tours – a “mustdo” activity on your visit to Queenstown. See page 57.


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Useful Information

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 Queenstown Dental Centre, 24 hrs Phone 442 8580 Frankton Dental Surgery Phone 442 2711 Airport Information – see Queenstown Airport section

Banks & ATMs Trading banks are normally open Monday-Friday, from 9am4.30pm. There are ATMs (money machines) and exchange facilities at most banks in the central city.

Emergencies – Dial 111 Police, Fire and Ambulance, phone 111. Queenstown Central Police Station is located in Camp St, phone 302 6400.

Supermarkets Fresh Choice Queenstown 64 Gorge Rd, 5 minutes from the town centre, 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

Foreign Exchange There are a number of foreign exchange bureaux around the central town as well as the major banking corporations. TRAVELEX Clocktower Building 19 Shotover St National Bank The Mall Queeenstown Westpac Bank Shotover St Queenstown

Postal Services Queenstown Post Shop 13 Camp St. Open Monday to Friday 8.30am-8.00pm, Saturday 9am-8pm.

Excess Baggage NZ Post Distribution offers a freight forwarding and customs clearance service to all its customers. They specialise in the freight of personal baggage and can move your excess baggage anywhere in the world for up to 50% savings on airline excess baggage charges. Call us on 0800 SEND IT (0800 736 348)

Public Transport Connecta Bus is Queenstown’s Transportation system covering Queenstown, 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 0800 405 066. Green Cabs 0508 4-GREEN (0508 447-336) Corporate Cabs 0800 789 789 Queenstown Taxis 442 7788

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Sally Smith, No Boundaries

Special Events Until 6 February, The Earl Street Journal In its third year, The Earl Street Journal is a major exhibition involving the ground and first floor gallery spaces. Specialising in New Zealand art of the highest quality, it brings together works that span a range of media and genres, highlighting the vision and skill of New Zealand artists. Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl Philip Kilmore: Mervielle Street, Queenstown. www.milfordgalleries.co.nz Mopheads II (1998)

9 Feb – 6 March, Sally Smith: No Boundaries A collection of new bronze wall sculptures that are not hemmed in by edges or “boundaries”. Flocks of birds wheel around the walls, a Cormorant dives with speed into an invisible lake and fish disappear into the unseen depths. These pieces play with the concepts of perspective, distance, movement and freezing time. Venue: Milford Galleries Queenstown, 9a Earl Street, Queenstown. www.milfordgalleries.co.nz

15–17 February, Queenstown Home Show The Queenstown Home Show has more than 100 homestyle businesses with innovative ideas and products, all under one enormous roof. Check out the latest in innovative cooktops, kitchen designs and bathrooms from trusted local and national manufacturers, plus new and exciting outdoor living ideas and concepts for your home from ecofriendly and solar heating products, and the latest in home coffee machines. Beautiful artworks will also be on display for both the home and the garden. Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, 1 Joe O’Connell Drive, Queenstown. www.queenstownhomeshow.co.nz


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The Black Seeds

Music 9 February, Shotover Sunshine Festival Award-winning Kiwi artists including Tiki Taane, Kora, The Black Seeds, and Ladi6 will entertain the crowd at the biennial Shotover Sunshine Festival. This outdoor celebration, located ten minutes from Queenstown, is a favourite with locals and visitors alike. Venue: Littles Rd (Coronet Peak End), Queenstown. www.shotoversunshinefestival.co.nz

Tiki Taane

19 February, Classic Hits Winery Tour 2013 The 7th annual Classic Hits Winery Tour is coming to Queenstown’s Waitiri Creek Winery on 19 February with three of New Zealand music’s biggest acts – Fat Freddy’s Drop, Anika Boh and Hollie Smith. The four-hour concert will also feature music from The Adults, a collaboration of top Kiwi Boh & Hollie Smith musicians including Jon Toogood, Julia Anika Photo Mareea Vegas Deans and Shayne Carter. Venue: Waitiri Creek Winery, Church Lane, SH 6, Gibbston, Central Otago. www.classichits.co.nz

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Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo

23 February, Summer Concert Series The Summer Concert Series is coming to Queenstown, with headline acts Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner and rock favourites America. Catch these three music legends performing all their greatest hits against the stunning backdrop of the Kawarau River at Gibbston Valley Station, next to one of Central Otago’s most internationally recognised vineyards. Randy Bachman and Fred Turner

Pat Benatar, along with hard-charging guitarist/producer Neil Giraldo had some of the most memorable hits of the late 70s and 80s era such as, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Love Is A Battlefield, Heartbreaker, We Belong, Fire & Ice, We Live For Love, You Better Run and Invincible. Randy Bachman and Fred Turner will be performing their vast catalogue hits including Taking Care of Business, Hey You, My Wheels Won’t Turn, Roll on Down the Highway and Looking Out for Number One.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Heath Franklin’s Chopper

And America, who became a global household name in the ‘70s, will bring their impressive string of hits including A Horse with No Name, You Can Do Magic, I Need You, Ventura Highway, Don’t Cross the River, Three Roses, Tin Man, Lonely People and Sister Golden Hair. From 1pm. Venue: Gibbston Valley Winery, Queenstown. Ph: 0800 Ticketek. www.ticketek.co.nz

Big Night Out Pub Crawl

Throughout February, Big Night Out Pub Crawl, Ice Bar Pub Crawl & Party Cruise and Crawl Party from bar to bar with Big Night Out, Queenstown’s original and New Zealand’s largest pub crawl. Get 5 drinks, free food, free prizes, drink discounts and more all packed into an unforgettable night! On Wednesdays


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and Fridays you can upgrade to include the Ice Bar and drink from a frozen ice glass! Or Tuesdays and Thursdays you can start off with a Party Cruise around the lake. Tues/Wed/Thu/Fri/Sat Meet 9pm at the Altitude Bar 49 Shotover St. Free phone 0800 BIG NIGHT (244 644) www.bignightout.net.nz See the listing in ‘bars and pubs’ for more info.

Bar Crawl, Ice Bar Crawl & Party Cruise KIWI CRAWL is QT’s Ultimate Party Tour, only Ice Bar Crawl & only Party Cruise! Join Kiwi Crawl & party in the best bars in QT, get five drinks, free pizza, free photos, huge discounts in 10 bars for your whole stay and win awesome prizes! A party not to be missed!

Kiwi Crawl Ice Bar Crawl

Meet 9:30pm @ The World Bar, 27 Shotover Street, any Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri, Sat. See our listing in the Bars & Pubs section for more details or call 0800 2 CRAWL.

Outdoors & Sport 15 February, Super 15 pre-season rugby match See the Highlanders take on the Blues for a Super 15 pre-season match. Venue: Recreation Ground, Memorial Street, Queenstown. www.lakesleisure.co.nz/events

Super 15

27 February–2 March, New Zealand XI vs England cricket match See New Zealand XI take on England in a fourday warm-up cricket match. Venue: Queenstown Events Centre, 1 Joe O’Connell Drive, Queenstown. www.blackcaps.co.nz/schedule/ the-national-bank-series-v-england/130/series.aspx

28 February–3 March, New Zealand PGA Pro Am Championship Some of the world’s best golfers and well known celebrities will take to the fairways at The Hills for the four-day Championship including cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham and World Number 1 Women’s Amateur Golfer,

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Crowds enjoying the action at this year’s NZ PGA Championship at The Hills, Queenstown

Lydia Ko. New to the programme this year is an all-ages concert featuring rising Kiwi star Jamie McDell adding to the atmosphere of the 19th hole, which will showcase the best in Central Otago food, wine and entertainment.

The HIlls Queenstown

Professionals play for the NZ PGA Championship over four rounds, but in a unique event format, 64 invited amateurs and celebrities are each paired with one of the 64 professionals that make the cut, playing together as a team for the NZ PGA Pro-Am Championship over the final two days. The Hills hosted three consecutive New Zealand Open Championships since opening in 2007 and is one of New Zealand’s most spectacular golf courses. Venue: The Hills Golf Course, 164 McDonnell Road, Arrowtown. Ph: 03 409 8290. www.pgachampionship.co.nz

Alpine Aqualand

24 February, 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. The hydroslide is also open, so come on down and make a splash from 10am to 4pm. Venue: Alpine Aqualand, 1 Joe O’Connell Drive, Queenstown. Ph: 03 450 9005.

Markets Every Saturday, Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Markets Set in a vibrant colourful arena, where music and visual arts meld together for visitors to enjoy. Talented artists and crafts persons from around the South Island display and sell their own handmade goods. Saturday Markets

Come down and join us on the lakefront at Earnslaw Park, 9.30am-3.30pm.


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Queenstown Farmers’ Market

Saturdays, Remarkables Market Queenstown’s Remarkables Market is back for their third summer season. It’s a special place where locals and visitors can meet, shop, eat, relax, listen to music and enjoy Queenstown’s unique mountain atmosphere. The Remarkables Market aims to improve the availability, variety and high quality of in-season fruit and vegetable produce and craft in Queenstown and the Southern Lakes District. Stallholders from Central Otago to Bluff (and further afield) will offer a wide variety of locally and regionally produced products including baked goodies, gourmet pies, tea, garden herbs, fresh fruit and vegetables, chocolate, organic cupcakes, cheese, honey, wine, seafood, lamb, beef, and venison. Shoppers can also browse through hand made work from crafters such as candles, lavender, jewellery, clothing, possum and merino products, artwork, soaps and much more. The Remarkables Market is held every Saturday throughout summer from 8.30am until 1pm. It will run until March 30. Venue: Remarkables Market, Hawthorne Drive, Frankton. www.remarkablesmarket.co.nz

Remarkables Market

Remarkables Market

Every Saturday, Queenstown Farmers’ Market Don’t miss this authentic Farmers’ Market that offers a variety of fresh and local produce from the region. This lovely community market is held in the picturesque grounds of St Peter’s Church. It’s a foodie’s delight. Live music. BYO carry bag and cash. Every Saturday from 9am–12.30pm. 1 December until 30 March. Venue: St Peter’s Anglican Church, Corner of Camp and Church Streets, downtown Queenstown. qtfarmersmarket@ihug.co.nz or 021 0256 7250. Queenstown Farmers’ Market


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Activities

Biking in Queenstown

Queenstown Bike Park Skyline MTB

Whether you enjoy cruising along or blazing downhill, Queenstown and the surrounding areas have tracks to suit riders of all abilities. From novice through to seasoned downhillers and cross country specialists mountain biking junkies can push themselves to the limit and ride the variety of trails ranging from smooth and flowing to tricky and technical. Options include guided and independent tours and bike hire rentals. For something a little different take New Zealand’s only Gondola assisted bike lift providing Mountain bike access to Ben Lomond Forest. Important: select a trail that suits your abilities, our notes are intended as a guide only, please visit www.nzbybike.com for full trail notes As with any outdoor activity in Queenstown be prepared for weather changes and carry warm clothing.

Frankton Trail Grade 1: Easy (1-2 hours return) Distance: 4km each way Directions: Head out from Queenstown Gardens along Peninsula Street till the road ends and becomes the Frankton Trail.

A popular ride, this is a nice and easy lakeside trail that follows the shores of Lake Wakatipu between Queenstown and Frankton. Cycling in and out of the bush canopy the Lake is right there for the whole trip with lovely views across to the Remarkables and Kelvin Heights. The trail is easy. You can start your ride by either cycling out along Peninsula Road from the Queenstown gardens or heading from Frankton beach along the obvious pathway along the lake. This is one of the few relatively flat rides in mountainous Queenstown. It’s great for beginners and families. Add on either the Kelvin Heights Track if you looking for more of a challenge.

Kelvin Heights Track Grade 3-4: Intermediate. If you are heading to Jack´s Point the hard parts can be missed by cutting the peninsula out.

Distance: 16km return Directions: Starts 100m south of the Kawarau Bridge in Frankton The Kelvin Heights Track is enjoyable for all beginner and intermediate riders (plus a section for the advanced rider). This


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track can be added to the Frankton Trail, or you can start from Frankton. The trail itself starts just below the Bridge as it crosses the Kawarau. The section along the lake front from Frankton to the yacht club near the golf course is easy and suitable for all levels of beginners. The gravel trail is wide and flat and the views out to the lake are fantastic. Once you reach the golf course however the trail gets progressively harder. It becomes increasingly narrow with a number of steep drops and rocks to navigate. The further you go round the harder the trail gets. The hardest part of the trail, for advanced riders only, is from Park Street to Jardines Park.

Jack’s Point Trail Grade 2-3: Easy Distance: 9km each way Time: 1-2 hours each way Directions: Start this ride from either Jack’s Point or Kelvin Heights Peninsula. The Jack’s Point trail can be connected with a full day easy ride from Queenstown on the Frankton Track and Kelvin Heights Trail (Note Kelvin Heights Trail is grade 3-4).

The trail from Kelvin Heights peninsula to the Jack’s Point community is one of the most spectacular rides in the Queenstown area. Technically the ride is just above easy although there are a few very sharp rises on some narrow trails - but the trail overall is pretty smooth gravel. The ride can be completed from either the Jack’s Point end or from the Kelvin Heights end. The easiest ride is to cross through Jardines Park and onto the marked trail. The trail meanders high above Lake Wakatipu providing stunning views of Cecil Peak and Lake Wakatipu.

Moke Lake Loop Grade: 2-3 – Intermediate Distance: 7km Time: less than one hour Directions: Start this ride from DOC Camp Site at Moke Lake. You can ride in the other direction - but the hill over the peninsula is steeper

The Moke Lake camping area is a fabulous area to spend the day with the family, swimming, kicking a ball around and throwing in a few rides. The 7 kilometre Moke Lake Loop is something that nearly all the family can do. Be prepared to lift your bike over a


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Biking in Queenstown few farms stiles as you head to the trail start. Watch out for dips in the track from drainage channels that can have some riders going too fast flying over the handle bars. At the Southern End at a Y Junction takes you off to Lake Dispute. Continue to the left where the trail goes onto a wooden boardwalk to cross a marsh area. At the end of the board walk after crossing one more farm sty the trail rises sharply to climb up and over the peninsula before another section of boardwalk brings you to the main Moke Lake road where it is a short ride back to the camping area.

Gibbston River Trail Grade 2-3: Easy Distance: 5km Peregrine to Wine Kitchen, Peregrine to Waitiri Creek 1.8 km Time: 1-2 hours each way Directions: You can start this ride at either end. From Queenstown head out of town on State Highway 6 past Frankton and Lake Hayes, heading toward Cromwell.

The Gibbston River Trail is the newest trail in the Wakatipu region and it is a pearler! Cruise your way through the “Valley of the Vines” along the bluffs high above the roaring Kawarau River stopping at the lookouts for picnic lunches or at one of the many vineyards for a tasting of the wines from the world famous Gibbston Region.

12 Mile Delta Grade 2-3: Distance: Time: Directions:

Intermediate 20km return 1-2 hours The trail starts at the 12 Mile Delta Camping Area off the Glenorchy Road

The 12 Mile Delta is an easy to intermediate ride from the 12 Mile Delta camping ground to Bob’s Cove and back. The trail is flat for most of the ride although two short sections may have beginner riders pushing their bike. The track weaves it’s way in and out of native bush following all the way round the shores of Lake Wakitipu.

7 Mile Grade 3-5: Intermediate to advanced Time: Allow at least 2 hours to get a good feel for the area Directions: A 10-minute drive from Queenstown on the Glenorchy Road from either 7 Mile Delta or Wilsons Bay carpark (easier access) both on the Glenorchy Road

The purpose built single track at 7 Mile Delta (being 7 miles from downtown Queenstown) ranks as some of the best riding in New Zealand by many featuring a mix of cross country and intermediate downhill tracks through a pine forest. There are heaps of loops and variations to be done that all circle back to the central hubs known as the The Hub, Eagles Nest and the Dream Arena.

Lake Hayes Track Grade1: Easy Distance: 8.5km Time: 40-60minutes This lovely single track around the Lake is a favourite of locals and visitors. The track is probably best in early morning or later in the afternoon because of it’s popularity with walkers - particularly in the weekends. There are a few narrow sections where there is a


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Biking in Queenstown significant drop off at the edge of the pathway down to the lake but it is not technical and can be handled by any ability of rider or age. A short section on a narrow board walk through the swamp end of the lake can be challenging for absolute beginners. There are a couple of very short steepish climbs on the north-east side of the lake and a slightly longer but less steep climb on the southwest side. The easiest way to ride the track is clockwise.

Zoot Track Off the side of the Coronet Peak Access Road is the awesome Zoot track. It rips through the alpine tussock and schist rock terrain in a wicked ribbon of dirt. Multiple features abound on the side of the track that expert riders will hit at pace, lofting through the picturesque scenery. For those of us that are not hard charging experts, however, the track allows for any pace and you need not be a movie star to enjoy the ride. This is a Queenstown must do.

Skippers Pack Track and Zoot Track Tough XC loop from Queenstown, for advanced riders, go prepared there are no facilities on the route. Expect to walk sections.

Queenstown Bike Park In amongst the pine trees of the Ben Lomond Reserve, the newly named ‘Queenstown Bike Park’ boasts world class biking trails with varying terrain for all abilities. The Skyline gondola provides easy access to a 450m vertical descent and with over 30km of tracks its fuelling bikers’ demand for dirt. visit www.nzbybike.com for full trail notes for all trails

GRADING INFORMATION GRADE 1 Easiest Fairly flat, wide, smooth track or gravel road. GRADE 2 Easy Easy mostly gentle slopes with some features on smooth track with easily avoidable obstacles such as rocks and potholes. GRADE 3 Intermediate Steep slopes and/or avoidable obstacles possibly on narrow track and/or with poor traction. There may be exposure at the track’s outside edge. GRADE 4 Advanced A mixture of narrow track, poor traction and obstacles that are difficult to avoid or jump over. Generally exposed at the track’s outside edge.

KEY GRADE 1 - 2 RIDING Easiest GRADE 3 - 4 RIDING Intermediate GRADE 5 - 6 RIDING Advanced / Expert SHARED USE WALKING TRACK (NO RIDING) BRIDGE

GRADE 5 Expert Technically challenging. Narrow track and numerous hazards including dangerous drop-offs, sharp corners and difficult obstacles. GRADE 6 Extreme Downhill/free ride specific tracks. Extremely steep sections with large drop-offs and other unavoidable obstacles. May include man-made structures and jumps.

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Real Journeys, Milford Track Day Walk

The Southern Alpine Region has spectacular scenery and there is no better way to experience it than to go bush and get amongst it. There are many different levels and varieties of walks and it is important that you select a walk that suits your abilities. The following information highlights some key points for your consideration. If in doubt, err on the side of caution. Ensure that you plan, prepare and equip yourself appropriately for all conditions. Weather Alpine weather can change rapidly and get very cold at any time of year. Always be prepared for the worst conditions and prepared to change your trip plans if necessary. Obtain the latest weather information from the nearest DOC visitor centre, www. metservice.co.nz or www.avalanche.net.nz Trip intentions The NZ Mountain Safety Council has a HELP form for trip intentions available from DOC visitor centres or www.mountainsafety.org.nz. You should complete one of these forms or leave your trip details (return time, planned route, party members and vehicle details) with a responsible person and check in when you return. Also fill in hut books during your trip, even if not staying in the huts.


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Walking in Queenstown wn Equipment checklist You must seriously consider the following items when venturing out independently on a walking track to ensure that you are prepared for NZ weather conditions. Ensure that you have the essentials, but try to avoid weight; a pack weight of 13kg is good. Remember you must carry out your surplus and rubbish. Clothing ■ Comfortable boots / gaiters ■ Socks (wool / polypropylene) ■ Shorts (quick drying) ■ Shirts (wool / polypropylene) ■ Singlet (wool / polypropylene) ■ Longjohns (wool / polypropylene) ■ Jersey or jacket ■ Raincoat (waterproof) ■ Woollen hat and sun hat ■ Gloves or mittens ■ Overtrousers (waterproof) Personal Equipment ■ Quality pack ■ Sleeping bag ■ Waterproof pack cover / liner ■ Pot, billy and/or frying pan ■ Eating utensils ■ Torch (spare bulb and batteries) ■ Toilet gear (incl toilet paper) ■ Camera ■ Pillowcase ■ Insect repellent ■ Sunglasses

Food and Drink ■ Dehydrated meals ■ 500ml Water bottle ■ Dried food and Energy bars ■ Fruit, nuts and chocolate ■ Firm breads ■ Breakfast cereals, oatmeal ■ Pasta and rice ■ Instant soup ■ Food should be lightweight, fast cooking and high in energy ■ Take more than required Survival Equipment ■ Waterproof matches ■ Fire starters ■ First aid kit & blister kit ■ Pad and pencil ■ Whistle ■ Survival blanket ■ Compass ■ Cord / rope ■ Swiss army knife ■ Locator beacon or ■ Lightweight mountain radio


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Queenstown Trails No Camping or Fires permitted on any of these trails. Read pages 28-29 before embarking on any of these walks. Full Trail Notes available from DOC office 37 Shotover St, Queenstown 1 Queenstown Hill Time Trail Medium High Fitness 2-3 Hours Return 2 Queenstown Gardens Walk Easy 10-40 minutes 3 Frankton Arm Walkway Easy 1-1.5 Hours one way 4 Kelvin Heights Walkway Easy 1-1.5 Hours one way 5 One Mile Creek Medium 1-1.5 Hours Return Trail Notes Recommended 6 Fern Hill Loop Medium 3-4 Hours Trail Notes Recommended 7 Ben Lomond Trail Hard 6-8 Hours return to Summit Trail Notes Essential 8 Ben Lomond Saddle to Arthurs Point Hard 7-8 hours including Ben Lomond Summit Trail Notes Essential

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9 Moonlight Trail (Arthurs Point to Moke Lake) Medium 4 Hours one way Trail Notes Essential

10 Sunshine Bay Walk Easy 45mins – 1 Hour return 11 7 Mile to Wilsons Bay Medium 1.5 hours One Way Trail Notes Recommended 12 Twelve Mile Delta to Bob’s Cove Medium 1.5 hours one way Trail Notes Recommended

13 Bobs Cove Track Easy 20 mins one way Trail Notes Recommended 14 Mt Crichton Loop Trail Medium 2-4 hours Trail Notes Recommended 15 Moke Lake Trail Easy 1.5 hour loop Trail Notes Recommended 16 Wye Creek Trail Hard Full Day Trail Notes Essential 17 a Lake Alta Trail Medium 1.5 hours Trail Notes Essential 17 b Shadow Basin Lookout Medium 2-3 hours return Trail Notes Essential


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Arrowtown Walks Full Trail Notes for Arrowtown trails available from Arrowtown Museum, Buckingham St, Arrowtown. Ph 442 1824 18 Big Hill Trail Medium – Hard 5-6 hours Trail Notes Essential 19 Sawpit Gully Track Medium – Hard 3 hour loop Trail Notes Essential 20 Arrowtown Millennium Walk and Tobins Track Easy - Medium 1.5 hours

21 Bush Creek Trail Easy 30 minutes 22 Macetown 4WD Track Medium – Hard Full Day Trail Notes Essential Arrow River Track, Arrowtown 4.2km loop track alongside the sparkling waters of the Arrow. Start either below Ramshaw Lane or at the Tobin’s Track Bridge, cross a second bridge and walk back on the opposite side of the river. Allow one hour for this easy, peaceful walk. Sawpit Gully Track, Arrowtown Turn left at the Arrow River and watch for the stile to access the track. A short but steep climb takes you to the top and a great view over the Wakatipu Basin. The track eventually meets up with the Macetown Road. Three hours for the loop. Tobins Track, Arrowtown A moderate steady climb on to the Crown Terrace and more great views over the basin. Start at the footbridge, bottom of Ford St, Arrowtown. One to two hours. Macetown Road, Arrowtown Trek the historic Macetown Road into old goldmining country. You can avoid the first few river crossings by taking the Sawpit Gully Track and following the water pipe, but otherwise be prepared to get wet. A full day walk and popular 4WD track.


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Glenorchy All tracks/hikes featured for Glenorchy require a bit more planning than many of those previously featured. The best thing to do if you are interested in checking these tracks out is to call into Destination Glenorchy on Camp St in Queenstown, they can advise on transport as well as some of the guided day walks available. Guided day walks provide a fantastic and safe way to experience many of the walks available, and having a knowledgeable and experienced guide on hand adds another dimension to your experience. If you are checking out trails independently be sure to pick up trail notes from the Department of Conservation (DOC) on Shotover St, and be sure to check out our equipment checklist section page 29. A) Invincible Mine 2 - 2.5 hours Trail Notes Essential B) Lake Rere 4-6 hours Trail Notes Essential C) Greenstone - Caples Track 4-5 day round trip Trail Notes Essential D) Routeburn Track 2-3 days Trail Notes Essential E) Mount Alfred 4 hours – Full day Trail Notes Essential F) Scotts Creek Full day Trail Notes Essential G) Earnslaw Burn Full day Trail Notes Essential H) Rees – Dart Track 4-5 day tramping circuit. Trail Notes Essential


Activities

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AJ Hackett Bungy, Kawarau Bridge Bungy

If you’re seeking an adrenalin rush you have come to the right place, with a choice of activities that will leave you gasping for air … Bungee jumping, white water rafting, jetboating, tandem paragliding, skydiving and scenic flights are all right on your doorstep! However, you don’t have to be a daredevil to enjoy Queenstown. For those who prefer a more sedate pace there is a lot to see and do. Lake Cruises let you appreciate the stunning surroundings at a gentle pace. If you prefer to sit back and relax whilst you are exploring, a number of 4WD tours will take you to some of the most inaccessible, unspoilt back country regions. ART TOURS

Art Adventures 2 Lower Stewart Street, Frankton, Queenstown Ph: 03 442 3678 • Reservations Freephone: 0800 582 878 paint@artadventures.co.nz www.artadventures.co.nz Visit artists’ studios and dealer galleries with a knowledgeable guide. Learn to sketch and paint with a professional art tutor at your side. No art experience is required. All materials provided are yours to keep. Product: Sketching/painting excusions and artist studio and gallery tours. Duration: Half day 4 hrs, full day 8 hrs. Departures: Bookings essential, up to 48 hrs notice. Price: Art tours from $150 pp, art excursions from $250pp. We provide: All equipment, refreshments. Transport: Complimentary return transport from your accommodation. Season: All year round.

BIRDLIFE

see display ad pg 51

Kiwi Birdlife Park Brecon Street, Below the Gondola, Queenstown Ph: 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. Price: Adult $38, child (5-15yrs) $19, family $76 (2 adults and up to 3 children), Kiwi Kombo (Skyline Gondola + park): Adult $59, child $29, family $145. Opening Hours: From 9am everyday except Christmas Day. Duration: Allow up to 2 hours.


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RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL Shotover River Base, Arthurs Pt, Queenstown Phone: 0800 SHOTOVER Email: reservations@shotoverjet.co.nz Web: www.shotoverjet.com


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BUNGY

see display ad pg 53

Kawarau Bridge Bungy State Highway 6, Gibbston Valley, Queenstown Phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP • www.bungy.co.nz bungycentre@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. Attached by your feet, jump solo or tandem, and you choose whether you get dunked or stay dry.

Price: $180 adult, $130 child. Transport: Free transport available, free parking onsite.

BUNGY / SWING

see display ad pg 53

Nevis Bungy and Nevis Swing Corner Camp & Shotover Street, Queenstown Phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP • www.bungy.co.nz bungycentre@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 challenge of your life! Then experience a massive rush of adrenalin as you swing on a 300m arc through the Nevis Canyon. Forwards, backwards, alone or with a friend. Price: $160-$260 adult, $110-$260 child. Transport: Transport included. Duration: Allow 3-4 hours round trip.

BUNGY / SWING

see display ad pg 53

Ledge Bungy and Ledge Swing Access via Skyline Gondola, Brecon Street, Queenstown Phone 0800 BUNGYJUMP • www.bungy.co.nz bungycentre@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 – choose to twist, flip or dive. For a truly intense experience, pull the cord on the Ledge Swing. Want more? Try it at night over the Queenstown lights.

Price: $150-$180 adult, $100-$130 child. Transport: Access via the Skyline Gondola.


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The only Kiwi owned and operated, longest established horse riding activity operator in the area.

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

*Present this coupon and save $10 per person on direct bookings only in February. *Conditions apply. Offer valid February 2013.

Call us for directions or see our website Free phone 0508 59 59 59 www.high-country-horses.co.nz


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Activities CANYONING

see display ad pg 39

Queenstown & Routeburn Canyoning Ph: 03 441 3003 www.canyoning.co.nz Low risk and high adventure action. Over two hours of mind challenging, abseils, zip lines, waterfall slides and jumps into deep pools. Choose from the two or do both canyons in the most amazing environments with experienced guides. Departures: from Queenstown & Glenorchy. Transport: Provided or Self-Drive. Duration: ½ day to full day. Capacity: 1 guide to 6 guests. Price: $185 - $240. Restrictions: min age 15, under 18 must be with adult. What to bring: swimwear, towel, sense of adventure! We provide: Wetsuit socks/booties & all safety equipment. Season: Oct-April

CASINO

see display ad pg 104

Lasseters Wharf Casino Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown Ph: 03 441 1495 • www.lasseters.co.nz Fabulous views, friendly staff and great enteratinment. 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. Operating hours: 11am-3am. Location: Upstairs – Steam Wharf. Restriction: 20+.

CRUISES – MILFORD SOUND

see display ad pg 41

Mitre Peak Cruises Mitre Peak Cruises Milford Sound Freephone 0800 744 633 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.

DART RIVER – GLENORCHY

see display ad pg 45

Dart River Jet Wilderness Safari Queenstown Info Centre, Cnr Camp & Shotover Sts Ph: 03: 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. Reservations: reservations@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz


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AJ Hackett Bungy, Ledge Bungy

DART RIVER – GLENORCHY

see display ad pg 55

Dart River Jet Funyak Safari Queenstown Info Centre, Cnr Camp & Shotover Sts Ph: 03 0800 327 853 • www.dartriverjetsafaris.com Funyak Safari is an amazing journey deep into the Mt Aspiring National Park. Get involved with nature and enjoy exploring the Dart River as well as hidden side streams, rock pools and dramatic chasms. Enjoy a delicious wilderness buffet lunch before continuing in your ‘Funyak’ downstream to ‘Paradise’. Then travel a back-country route passing by locations used in the Lord of the Rings movies to illustrate Middle Earth. Experience: combining the best of thrilling wilderness jet boating with a fun downstream paddle float in our unique ‘Funyak’ inflatable canoes. Reservations: •reservations@dartriverjetsafaris.co.nz.

FARM TOURS GLENORCHY

see display ad pg 48

Shearing Shed Free phone: 0800 761 167 Mobile: +64 27 723 4924 Hands on interactive experience on a New Zealand High Country Farm. Be fully involved in feeding, mustering and shearing sheep, wool handling and working a farm dog. Plenty of opportunities to touch, cuddle, feed, herd and photograph the animals. Daily tours, 365 days a year.

Season: All year round.

FLIGHTSEEING

see display ad pg 90

Air Milford 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown Airport Ph: 0800 46 22 52 • Email: info@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. Price: Milford Fly-Cruise-Fly from $429, Fly-Cruise-Heli Milford Sound adult $690, child $420 (conditions apply). Season: All year round. Operating hours: 7am-7pm summer, 8am5pm winter. Website: www.airmilford.co.nz.

021 274 2476

Wake tours operates a range of watersports on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstowns main lake. Our experienced staff will offer you coaching that will help you advance whatever your level. We cater from ‘never ridden before’ to seasoned professionals. www.waketours.co.nz

O’Re gans Wharf (opposite the Crowne Plaze)


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MILFORD SOUND COACH/CRUISE*

SAVE $20

EXPERIENCE MILFORD SOUND UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL

*Cruises booked without coach ride receive $10 discount. Bookings must be with with Mitre Peak Cruises directly. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offer. MITRE PEAK CRUISES Freephone: 0800 744 633 Email: info@mitrepeak.com www.mitrepeak.com


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Shotover Jet MILFORD SOUND SCENIC FLIGHTS

FLIGHTSEEING

see display ad pg 93

Milford Sound Scenic Flights Milford Sound Scenic Flights Queenstown Airport, Queenstown • Callfree 0800 207 206 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.

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GLACIERS – FRANZ JOSEF

see display ad pg 97

Franz Josef Glacier Guides Main Road, Franz Josef. • www.franzjosefglacier.com Ph: 0800 GUIDES (0800 484 337) Email: walks@franzjosefglacier.com Your opportunity to visit our world renowned glacier, before it disappears. We invite you to experience one of the most unique activities that New Zealand has to offer, a guided trip onto the majestic Franz Josef Glacier. Departures: Ice explorer ice-climbing heli hikes, glacier valley walks. Duration: 4.5hrs-8hrs. Price: $399. Restrictions: Minimum age applies. What to bring: 3-4 warm layers of upper-body clothing, lightweight trousers, food and drink for the day. We provide: Rain jacket, over-trousers, woollen hats and gloves, socks, boots and crampons.

GONDOLA

see inside front cover

Skyline Queenstown Brecon Street, Queenstown • Ph: 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 decks; 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. Price: Gondola $26, combos start from $34. Restrictions: Age and height restrictions apply for the luge.


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MILFORD SOUND ARROWTOWN

QUEENSTOWN DOUBTFUL SOUND

PLUS: Doubtful Sound Exclusive scenic flights Wilderness hunting and fishing charters ●

TE ANAU

Fiordland Explorer Milford Experience Doubtful Sound

The Remarkables Skippers Canyon Queenstown Explorer

Free hotel pick-up and drop-off in Queenstown


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Ziptrek Ecotours

HORSE RIDING

HORSE RIDING – GLENORCHY

see display ad pg 60

Dart Stables – Glenorchy & Paradise est. 1992

A horse riding experience you’ll remember for a lifetime ...

To book Freephone 0800 4 743464 www.dartstables.com 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 NZ’s Best Horse Ride. For recent client testimonials visit www.dartstables.com Guides: Fully trained, experienced guides with a guide to client ratio of 1:5. We provide: safety helmets, boots, gloves and Drizabone coats. Product: 2hr, 3hr and ‘Lord of the Rings’ & ‘Hobbit’ location rides.

HORSE RIDING – GLENORCHY

see display ad pg 37

High Country Horses 243 Priory Road, Glenorchy • Ph: 03 442 9915 Email: info@high-country-horses.co.nz www.high-country-horses.co.nz High Country Horses have over 80,000 acres available to ride on. Owned and operated by kiwis, we pride ourselves in giving a true NZ experience, our guides are dedicated to you and your time with us. High Country Horses is “the true ride of the south”. Departures: Queenstown 8am and 1.30pm, Glenorchy 9am and 2.30pm. Season: year round. What to bring: long trousers, covered shoes, cameras. We provide: boots, helmets, coats. Capacity: ratio 1 guide per 5 clients. Restrictions: minimum age 7yrs. Price: from $95. Duration: half, full and multi day treks.

HOT POOLS

see display ad pg 59

Onsen Hot Pools Opposite Coronet Alpine Hotel, Arthurs Point Ph: 03 442 5707 • Open 11am-10pm, 7 days Unwind. Invigorate. Indulge. Imagine...your own private, pure, clean, spring fed hot pool overlooking the dramatic Shotover River. Immerse yourself in the views, the pure waters, and the fresh mountain air, as your mind and body surrenders to the deep penetrating warmth and gentle massage of our private pools. Price: Ad (1-4) $46-$128, Ch $10. Bookings: Essential - 1 hour blocks for up to 4 adults per pool (not suitable for children < 6yrs). Transport: Self-drive 10min from QT to Arthurs Point, ample car parking, Free hourly shuttle from Station Building reservations essential. Extras: Towels & aromatherapy oils available.


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Activities DART RIVER JET

Uniquely New Zealand experience exploring the ‘World Heritage’ wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park. The Wilderness Safari – a half day trip combining an exhilarating jet boat journey with an informative guided walk through ancient native forest and a back-country 4WD safari trip. Complimentary 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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Skyline Luge

JET BOATING

see display ad pg 35

Shotover Jet Shotover Jet Beach, Gorge Road, Arthur’s Point Queenstown • Ph: 0800 SHOTOVER (0800 746 868) reservations@shotoverjet.co.nz • www.shotoverjet.com Take a unique, breathtaking ride through dramatic and narrow canyons and hold on tight for Queenstown s only exhilarating full 360 spins. ‘Can you handle the canyons?’ with award-winning Shotover Jet, ‘The World’s Most Exciting Jet Boat Ride’. Price: Adult $129, child (min height 1 metre) $69. Departures: Up to every 15 minutes. Transport: Complimentary return shuttle to/from Queenstown. Duration: Allow 1.5 hours Queenstown return. Season: Every day except Xmas, river & weather conditions permitting. j e t b oat

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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). Departures: 10am and 1pm. Duration: Allow 4 hours.

LUGE RIDES

see inside front cover

Skyline Luge Phone 441 0101 • www.skyline.co.nz Tickets from Skyline Gondola terminals, Brecon St. Hurtle round a winding downhill track high above town. The fastest fun on wheels – once is never enough! Two tracks, open 7 days, daily ‘til dusk. Top of the Gondola.


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New in 2010 and located at Harrisons Cove in Milford, The Milford Discovery and Underwater Observatory is a rich interactive and educational experience and the perfect addition to your Milford Sound cruise. Ŕ 5BLFBKPVSOFZUISPVHIUIFIJTUPSZ HFPMPHZ and wildlife of Milford Ŕ -FBSOBCPVUPVSDVMUVSFIFSJUBHFGSPNMPDBMHVJEFT Ŕ /FX;FBMBOEōTPOMZŤPBUJOHVOEFSXBUFSPCTFSWBUPSZ Ŕ (FUEFHSFFWJFXTPGBGBTDJOBUJOHVOEFSTFBXPSME *conditions apply

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MAZE – WANAKA

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Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World Main Highway, Wanaka. Ph: 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 open for summer 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. Price: Combo: Adults $17.50, Child $12. Illusion Rooms: Adults $14, Child $10. Great Maze: Adults $14, Child $10. Operating hours: 8.30am-5pm all year (Christmas Day 10am-2.30pm). Duration: Allow 30-90minutes. Season: All seasons (indoor and outdoor activities).

MUSEUM – ARROWTOWN

see display ad pg 83

Lakes District Museum 49 Buckingham Street, Arrowtown • Ph: 03 442 1824 Email: info@museumqueenstown.com www.museumqueenstown.com Situated just a 20-minute drive from New Zealand’s premiere resort, Queenstown, the award-winning Lakes District Museum offers a fascinating insight into the history of early Maori in the area, moa hunters and greenstone gatherers, the exciting goldrush era, the Chinese settlement and the harsh pioneering days of the European settlers. The museum is set in the historic village of Arrowtown, which offers a relaxed pace in a setting of overwhelming beauty. Opening hours: 8.30am-5pm.


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G Force Paragliding Phone 03 441 8581 • Freephone 0800 759 688 Email info@nzgforce.com • www.nzgforce.com Tandem Paraglide from the Skyline Gondola. Soar over Queenstown and stunning Lake Wakatipu! An exhilarating adrenalised trip or a relaxing scenic flight – it’s your choice. Our friendly and experienced team will take care of everything. Key facts: We are the only company that can fly you over Queenstown! Duration: Allow 1 hour round trip. Base: Located at the top of the Skyline Gondola. Reservations: Book Now - 0800 759 688.

PARAGLIDING & HANG GLIDING

Coronet Peak Tandem Paragliding & Hang Gliding Freephone 0800 46 7325 (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. Get the smile :-) Additional info: Free in-flight paragliding photos. Combos available. Transport: Free transport from town & return. Departures: Every 2 hours. What to bring: Wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

PHOTOGRAPHY

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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. Amateurs through to professionals will be inspired, while travelling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Price Guide: $320p/p (Min two, max four per tour). Price includes: 4WD travel, tripods, filters, Canon lense. Hours of operation: 1–6pm daily. Other information: Charters Available, bookings essential.

QUAD BIKES

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Nomad Quad Safaris 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown Ph: 03 442 6699 • Freephone 0800 688 222 sales@nomadsafaris.co.nz • www.nomadsafaris.co.nz The ride with the view! Explore varied trails and spectacular scenery on top of Queenstown Hill on a half-day Quad Bike (ATV) tour. Suitable for all experience levels we tailor the trip to your ability. Price: $245 adult. Departures: 8.30am and 1.30pm daily. Duration: Allow 3.5 hours. Restriction: All riders must be over 16 with a drivers licence. We provide: Full training, protective gear, refreshments. Season: All year round.


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NZONE Skydive

QUEENSTOWN COMBOS

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Queenstown Combos Freephone 0800 423 836 www.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!

RAFTING

see display ad pg 51

Challenge Rafting & Raft Combos Freephone 0800 423 836 or phone 03 442 7318 Half day whitewater raft and raft combo trips on the Kawarau and Shotover rivers. No experience required, all gear supplied.

RAFTING

see display ad pg 56

Queenstown Rafting 35 Shotover Street, Queenstown Freephone 0800 RAFTING or phone 03 442 9792 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 & scenic Kawarau River. No prior rafting experience necessary. Rafting combos available. Departures: 8.15am and 1.15pm. Duration: Half day activity. Price: $195. Additional info: Heliraft option $279. What to bring: Swimsuit and towel.


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NEVIS BUNGY NEVIS SWING 0800 BUNGY JUMP www.bungy.co.nz

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A helicopter ďŹ&#x201A;ight is the ideal way to explore the largely inaccessible alpine region, lush rainforest & lakes of Queenstown, Milford Sound and beyond. Location Queenstown Airport, Queenstown 6 hours drive from Christchurch. 5 hours drive from Franz Josef Glacier. Reservations Freephone

0800 500 575

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Segway on Q Home Office, Queenstown Ph: 0800 SEG FUN (0800 734 386) Email: 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. Book your tour today! Price: Queenstown Tour (2hrs) $119/$109ch, Bay Ride (1hr) $85/$75ch. Transport: Complimentary shuttle from town centre. Capacity: 8 customers. We provide: Full training, helmets, jackets & gloves if needed. Restriction: 35-120kgs. Departures: On demand (subject to availability). What to bring: Dress extra warm on cool days. Additional Info: Child age 15yrs & under.

SKYDIVING

see display ad pg 37

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 into thin air. It takes courage. Tandem Skydive with NZONE Skydive and help us celebrate 22 years of skydiving over Queenstown and jumping over 200,000 customers. Achievement doesn’t come sweeter. Price: from $269. Restrictions: Max weight limit is 100kg (220lbs). Duration: Allow 3 hrs. What to bring: Comfortable clothing and secure footwear. We provide: All outer clothing and equipment. Season: All year. Transport: Courtesy transport provided.

SKYDIVING – GLENORCHY

Skydive Paradise Glenorchy Airstrip • Freephone 0800 475 934 Email book@skydiveparadise.co.nz www.skydiveparadise.co.nz

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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. Restrictions: Max weight limit is 100kg (220lbs). Departures: Morning & afternoon from Info & Track, 37 Shotover St. Duration: Allow 4 hrs. Price: 12,000ft: $325 - 15,000ft: $399. Transport: Courtesy bus supplied or self drive. What to bring: Warm layers & secure footwear. We provide: All outer clothing and equipment. Season: All year.

SKYDIVING – WANAKA

see display ad pg 59

Skydive Lake Wanaka 14 Mustang Lane, State Highway 6, Wanaka Airport, Wanaka. • Ph: 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! Season: 364 days a year, weather permitting. Price: 12,000ft: $329, 15,000ft: $429. Duration: Allow 2-3 hours. What to bring: Sensible shoes, warm top and a big smile! Restrictions: Passenger’s weight must not exceed 100kg.


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Uniquely New Zealand experience exploring the ‘World Heritage’ wilderness of the Mt Aspiring National Park. The Funyak Safari – a full day trip offering the speed of a wilderness jet boat ride up the Dart River then paddle back downstream in our Funyak canoes exploring hidden side-streams, full wilderness buffet lunch included. Complimentary 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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see display ad pg 61

Nomad Safaris 4WD Tour 37 Shotover Street, Queenstown Ph: 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 on to the NZ backcountry, featuring spectacular scenery, gold minig, history, Lord of the Rings locations and exciting four-wheel driving. Price: $169 per adult, $85 per child (until 30th September 2013). Departures: 8.30am and 1.30pm daily. Duration: Allow 4-4¼ hours. We provide: Accommodation pickups, refreshments. Season: All year round, subject to river conditions.

TRANSPORT

see display ad pg 2 & 3

Connectabus Cnr Camp & Beach Streets, Queenstown Ph: 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. Price: One day pass (adult) $17.


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TRANSPORT / TOURS

Double Decker Bus Cnr Camp & Beach Streets, Queenstown Ph: 03 441 4471 • www.doubledeckerbus.co.nz Email: 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. Catch the Double Decker and discover the beauty of the wider Queenstown area. 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.

VINTAGE STEAM TRAIN – KINGSTON

Kingston Flyer 221 Kent Street, Kingston Ph: 03 248 8888 • Freephone 0800 4 FLYER www.kingstonflyer.co.nz Experience the magic aboard the Kingston Flyer vintage steam train as the old girl billows smoke and hisses steam along 14 kms of rail on the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. Operating since 1878. and

Kingston ‡ New Zealand 40 minutes drive south of Queenstown on SH6

www.kingstonflyer.co.nz

Price: Return fares: Adult $60, Child $30, Under5’s FREE. One Way Fares: Adult $40, Child $30, Under5’s FREE. Departures: 10am and 1.30pm. Transport: $30 per person, contact Kingston Flyer directly. Duration: 1.5 hours. Location: Kingston. Capacity: 260 passengers.

ZIPLINES

see display ad pg 57

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. Restrictions: Minimum age 6, maximum weight 125kg. What to bring: Warm clothing and closed toe shoes. Additional Info: Gondola ticket additional. Price: $79 – $179. Seasons: All weather, all year round activity. Hours: 9am – 6pm daily, allow 2-3 hours. Capacity: Maximum of 10 per tour.


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Lord of the Rings ”Tolkien’s world was one of the deep hidden valleys, barren wastelands, remote mystical mountains and lush, low valleys” Peter Jackson Queenstown and the surrounding area, with its awesome landscapes fit this imagery perfectly. That is why it became a key filming area for the trilogy of ‘Lord of the Rings’. Whether you are a full enthusiast or have just seen one of the films, it is an amazing opportunity during your visit, to view some of the key locations used for this epic.

Nomad Safaris

HORSE RIDING

“If you’re a Rings fan this is the one for you. Apart from being mind-blowingly beautiful, Dart Stables’ Ride of the Rings reveals real locations behind the celluloid scenes.” Patrick Smith – Journalist, Sunday Star Times

Visit dartstables.com for client testimonials and images Bookings Essential Call Free 0800 474 3464 www.dartstables.com


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PROFESSIONAL ADVENTURERS

“If you’re a Rings fan this is the one for you. Apart from being mind-blowingly beautiful, Dart Stables’ Ride of the Rings reveals real locations behind the celluloid scenes.” Patrick Smith – Journalist, Sunday Star Times

Lord of the Rings half day scenic tour based around several of the specific sites where filming took place. The ride with the view. Fully guided scenic quad bike tours great fun and great adventure! A great taste of real off-roading followed by an exhilarating ride through the canyons with Shotover Jet Half day scheduled pioneer tours to Skippers Canyon and Macetown - showcasing landscapes made for heroes. BOOK NOW with the ORIGINAL 4WD COMPANY

Freeph: 0800 688 222 Ph: 03 442 6699 Email: whatson@nomadsafaris.co.nz Web: www.nomadsafaris.co.nz


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While Queenstown is known for its endless excitement, it is also a great place to relax and unwind. You are now on holiday, and at last have time to spend on yourself, so make the most of it. Take advantage of the treatments available. The only problem will be what to choose from all the options available below. COSMETIC NAIL AND MASSAGE

see display ad pg 64

The Amore 11a Henry Street, Queenstown • Ph: 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! 2

DAY SPA

see display ad pg 64

Body Sanctum Exclusive Day Spa L1, 10 Athol St Ph: 03 442 4336 Queenstown’s most established day spa, enjoy a higher level of comfort and luxury where the service is all about you! Choose from Massage therapies, Facial Treatments, Hand and Foot care, Spa Packages, Professional Make-Up, Spray on Tan, Waxing and Tinting. Internationally qualified therapists to suit your needs.

DAY SPA / BEAUTY THERAPY

see display ad pg 63

Aspects Day Spa 53 Shotover Street, Queenstown • Ph: 03 442 7389 email: 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.

MASSAGE & RELAXATION

See display ad pg 63

Frankton Therapeutic Massage 23 Douglas St Frankton, Queenstown • Ph: 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. 1 Hour Massage from $69.


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Shopping

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You’ll find a great range of Quality New Zealandmade 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. 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. Just a short trip to Arrowtown or the Remarkables Park Town Centre offers more great opportunities for some exclusive retail therapy.

CLOTHING

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Untouched World 1 The Mall, Queenstown • Ph: 03 442 4992 An exclusive selection of men’s and woman’s apparel, knitwear, leather jackets and coats, seasonal designer collections, natural body products and boutique wines.

CLOTHING – ARROWTOWN

Wallace & Gibbs Buckingham St, Arrowtown • Ph: 03 442 0178 Men’s and Women’s Fashion. Top brands including; Vamp, VSSP, Calliope Road, Catalyst, Mosaic, Episode, Sugar, C.K. Jeans and more. Open 7 days 9am-6pm.


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The Warehouse Remarkables Park Shopping Centre • Ph: 03 441 4400 “Where everyone gets a bargain” New Zealand’s largest discount retailer. Categories include clothing, footwear, house-wares, bedding, camping, music and electrical goods. Open 7 days, 8.30am – 8pm

GIFTS

The Gift Centre Upper Beach Street, Queenstown • Ph: 03 442 8528 Locally owned and managed for over 34 years, we stock jewellery and gifts of excellent quality and value. With the expertise and knowledge of our friendly team, you will be delighted with your choices and come back for more! We also offer handcrafted glass, Oamaru stone, beautifully turned and hand-carved native wood artforms and much more.

NZ DESIGNED AND MADE

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Te Huia, Arrowtown Buckingham St, Arrowtown • Ph: 03 442 1355 Open 7 days from 9am. Absolutely everything designed and made right here in NZ - featuring Paula Ryan, Optimum and Merinomink, Earth Sea Sky clothing, exquisite jewellery, Linden Leaves body products and Art Gallery.

REMARKABLES PRECINCT

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Remarkables Park Town Centre Hawthorne Drive • Ph: 03 451 0440 www.remarkablesparktowncentre.co.nz Remarkables Park Town Centre is home to a wide range of national retailers, boutique stores, cafe’s and restaurants. It has a relaxed and practical shopping atmosphere for both visitors and locals alike. A range of services, retail stores and a spacious supermarket makes Remarkables Park Town Centre a true one stop shopping destination.

SOUVENIRS

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DF Souvenirs 32 The Mall, Queenstown Ph: 03 442 5275 • www.dfsouvenirs.co.nz We stock the largest range of quality souvenirs at some of the lowest prices in New Zealand. Browse instore for a more extensive range of clothing, jewellery, sheepskin and gifts. Proudly New Zealand owned and operated.

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Brazz Bar

The range of bars in Queenstown is extensive. A few must visits include local favourite Brazz where you’ll find great value in a prime location or Minus 5 for a unique holiday photo. BAR

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Below Zero Ice Bar Searle Lane, Queenstown • Ph: 0800 BELOW 0 info@belowzeroicebar.co.nz Below Zero Icebar is an experience you will never forget, and is suitable for the whole family. The walls, furniture, statues and even the glass we serve one of our delicious vodka cocktails in, is made from hand carved ice! Open 7 days a week in Searle Lane.

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Brazz The Village Green, Queenstown Ph: 03 442 4444 • www.brazz.co.nz Come down to the warm and welcoming atmosphere at Brazz. Enjoy the open fires, great music & lively vibe of the main bar or settle into a cosy booth for a drink. Brazz has great cocktails, an extensive wine list and above all great staff. See you there!

ICEBAR

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Minus 5° Icebar Steamer Wharf, Lakefront, next to TSS Earnslaw Ph: 03 442 6050/0800 MINUS5 • 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, a pre dinner chilly cocktail, or a ‘cool’ start to a lively night around town. BAR

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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. SKYCITY Queenstown Casino is the perfect place to visit day or night. R20


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Lasseters Wharf Casino Upstairs Steamer Wharf Ph: 03 441 1495 Fabulous views, friendly staff and great entertainment. Relax in our bar or try your hand at Black Jack, Mini Baccarat, Roulette or gaming machines. Open 11am until 3am. Currency exchange available.

BAR CRAWL & PARTY CRUISE

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Bar Crawl, Ice Bar Crawl, Party Cruise Meet 9.30pm at The World Bar every Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri & Saturday. $25 • www.kiwicrawl.co.nz Join Queenstown’s Ultimate Party Tour! We give you 5 drinks, free pizza, free photos, huge discounts in 10 bars for your whole stay, games and prizes. Wednesday and Friday is the amazing value Ice Bar Party Tour – only $30 (Ice Bar alone normally $32). We generate the best atmosphere and show you the best time – one party not to be missed! www.kiwicrawl.co.nz. Freephone 0800 2 CRAWL to reserve spaces. PUB CRAWL & PARTY CRUISE

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Big Night Out Pub Crawl, Ice Bar Pub Crawl & Party Cruise and Crawl Altitude Bar 49 Shotover Street • Freephone 0800 BIG NIGHT (244 644) • www.bignightout.net.nz 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.

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Dining Out

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Give your taste buds a treat when you sample Queenstown’s excellent range of restaurants. Most restaurants and Cafes open from late morning until well into the night, so you should have no problem finding your favourite food at any hour. Many restaurants and cafes spill onto the footpath, so why not lunch in the sun with a glass of locally produced wine or beer. To help make your choice easy here are some of our favourite spots to dine.

ANGUSPURE STEAKS

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Brazz Steakhouse Bar & Grill The Village Green, Queenstown • Phone 442 4444. Open breakfast, lunch and dinner 9am – late. 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.

BUFFET

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Skyline Restaurant & Bar Gondola Terminal, Brecon Street Phone 03 441 0101 Licensed Buffet 12-2pm and from 5.45pm, serving 6 course “taste New Zealand” buffet of legendary proportions every night of the year. Arrive by scenic Gondola cableway, and enjoy Queenstown’s best views while you dine.

FINE DINING

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Wai Restaurant Steamer Wharf Phone 03 442 5969 • Open daily from 6pm 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.


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Les Alpes Queenstown 16 Church Street, Queenstown • Phone 03 442 6060 Open 7 days, 8am to late Outstanding fine evening meals, freshly baked croissants, decadent homemade patisseries and excellent coffee. Your gateway to France anytime of the day. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dinner from 5.30pm.

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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! Open 7 days, 7am to Midnight (4am Thursday-Saturday)

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Bombay Palace 66 Shotover Street, Queenstown • Phone 03 441 2886 1085 Frankton Road, Frankton • Phone 03 441 4070 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 til late. Fully licensed and BYO wine only - conditions apply.

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Bella Cucina 6 Brecon Street, Queenstown Phone 03 442 6762 • Open from 5pm daily. 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.

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Hikari Izakaya 5 Beach Street Phone 03 442 9030 Lunch 11:30am-3pm, Dinner 5pm till late 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.

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The Waterfront Bar & Bistro Lasseters Wharf Casino, 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 the Steamer Wharf complex. Open 12pm – late.


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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, bingo and live music. SKYCITY Queenstown Casino is the perfect place to visit day or night. R20 SEAFOOD

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Finz Seafood & Grill Steamer Wharf Phone 03 442 7405 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. Fun, friendly and affordable dining experience in Queenstown.

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Fishbone Queenstown 7 Beach Street • Phone 03 442 6768 Open 7 days The best place in town for seafood. An iconic restaurant has been a hit with visitors since 1991 & keeps getting better. Look out for the seafood platter. Child Friendly. Lonely Planet’s 2012 Top Pick of dining in Queenstown!

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Noodle Canteen 62 Shotover Street • 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 $10.90. Appetiser from $4. Open Sun-Thu 11am-9.30pm Fri-Sat 11am-10pm. THAI

My Thai Lounge 69 Beach St, upstairs • Phone 03 441 8380 • Fax 441 8381 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. Open 12-2:30pm, 5:30-11pm, 7 days.


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Arrowtown looks great in all seasons. Tucked away at the end of a valley, away from the prevailing winds, the town 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 cafes 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’. Linger by the river with locally-baked pie or kiwi fish and chips. 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. Not only are the trees a point of difference for Arrowtown, but also its 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 1 hour circuits to all day expeditions – a trail map is available at the Museum.


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Fiordland A visit to magnificent Fiordland National Park is a highlight for many visitors to the country. 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. For an extra special experience, both Real Journeys with the ‘Fiordland Navigator’ and Fiordland Expeditions with the ‘Tutuko’ offer superb overnight cruise options on Doubtful Sound.

Milford Sound Famous for its breathtaking beauty, sheer peaks and thundering waterfalls, Milford Sound is the gem in Fiordland’s crown, drawing thousands of visitors each year. For many, the much-photographed Mitre Peak is a highlight, jutting from the still waters of the sound. This towering rock face – said to resemble a Bishop’s mitre – is one of Milford Sound’s most famous sights, rising for 1695 metres. Nature lovers have a real treat in store at Milford Sound, with a huge variety of wildlife including native dolphins, seals and penguins. There are plenty of options for exploring the sound’s

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serene waters. One of the most popular is a day or overnight cruise, but make sure you book in advance, especially during the busy summer months. Day cruises depart from the wharf complex, a short walk from the Blue Duck Café and Bar. En route, you’ll get to see Milford Sound’s dramatic waterfalls, including the Bowen, Fairy and Stirling Falls, as well as Mitre Peak and the Milford Sound Underwater Observatory at Harrison Cove. Located 10m underwater, this observation gallery looks out over the heart of the fiord, allowing visitors to see fish, sea fans, giant starfish and even the odd seal. Sea kayaking tours are another great way to go exploring, allowing close-up views of the native wildlife and towering Mitre Peak, or take a scenic flight or float plane ride for spectacular aerial views.

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Milford Sound Select Ph: 03 441 4754 • Email: info@milfordsoundselect.com 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. Trip departs: 7am daily from Queenstown and 9.30am daily from Te Anau. MILFORD SOUND SCENIC FLIGHTS

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Mitre Peak Cruises Mitre Peak Cruises Milford Sound Callfree 0800 744 633 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.


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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.

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Air Milford 1 Tex Smith Lane, Queenstown Airport. Ph: 0800 46 22 52 • Email: info@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. Price: Milford Fly-Cruise-Fly from $429, Fly-Cruise-Heli Milford Sound adult $690, child $420 (conditions apply). Season: All year round. Operating hours: 7am-7pm summer, 8am-5pm winter. Website: www.airmilford.co.nz.

Doubtful Sound Take in the breathtaking scenery of our world heritage park. There is a serenity within Doubtful Sound that contrasts with Milford Sound. The fiord is rich in flora and fauna, New Zealand Fur Seals and Fiordland Crested Penguins can be seen on many of the small islets at the entrance of the fiord. The fiord is also home to one of the southernmost population of bottlenose dolphins. At 421 metres deep, Doubtful is the deepest of the fiords and is long and winding with three distinct ‘arms’ and several outstanding waterfalls in the area from Deep Cove to the open ocean, a distance of around 40.4 kilometres. There are many ways to experience Doubtful Sound – by kayak or cruise, as a day trip or on an overnight experience. Doubtful Sound Fiordland Overnight cruises

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Come and join us for an experience of a lifetime a unique overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound, Fiordland. Personal, relaxing and friendly. Travel across beautiful Lake Manapouri, over Wilmot Pass into Deep Cove. Relax as Seafinn winds its way out of Doubtful Sound to the Tasman Sea. Encounter bottlenosed dolphins, penguins and NZ fur seals. Dine on succulent seafood and venison. Price: Jan-March $550-$600. Capacity: 12 passengers. Children: 10-14, under 10 by approval. Season: 1 October - 31 March. Departure: 9.30-10.00am daily. Provided: All food, bedding, kayaks, fishing gear. What to Bring: Change of clothing. BYO: Alcohol.


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Te Anau Nestled on the tranquil shores of Lake 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. How to get there To begin your journey to Fiordland from Queenstown, turn right at Frankton onto State Highway 6 – Te Anau is 177km or two hours drive away. Once at Te Anau, the best place to plan your sightseeing is at the Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre. The township offers good shopping and visitor activities with a wide range of accommodation to stay and explore the area in depth from. Te A Te Ana n u Glo owwo w rm ww r C ess Cav Fiordland, New Zealand

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Franz Josef Glacier Guides

Franz Josef Franz Josef Glacier region is an adventure that is waiting to be explored among glacial rivers, hot pools, surging waterfalls and lakes. The 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 to the region 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 Zealan bush at its pristene best. Enjoy an evening bush walknight to the glow worms or relax in the Glacier Hot Pools after a hard day at the ice face.

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


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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 tranquillity of the Southern Lakes area. Food and wine lovers will be spoilt for choice with over 45 wineries in the region and an award-winning boutique beer brewery. Attractions and adventure sports are all within easy reach of Lake Wanaka. Take a scenic cruise on the Lake, visit the internationally reknowned 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, mountain biking, hiking and climbing are all close by. CANYONING

Deep Canyon 103 Ardmore St, Wanaka. Ph: 03 443 7922 , 027 443 7921 jump@deepcanyon.co.nz wwwdeepcanyon.co.nz Experience the natural world, see beauty such as you’ve only dreamed of… Feel the raw power of strong waterfalls to the tranquility of deep forested pools. Plunge down water polished chutes and abseil down waterfalls. Departures: 7.30am, 9am and 12 Noon. Transport: Pick-up Wanaka. Duration: Half day - 5 hrs, Full day - 8 hrs. Capacity: 4-5 per guide, 20 maximum. Price: NZ$220 upwards. Restriction: over 12 years only. What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, have a big breakfast. Additional info: non-swimmers extra $100 per person. j e t b oat

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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.

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Stuart Landsborough’s Puzzling World Main Highway, Wanaka. Ph: 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 open for summer 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. Price: Combo: Adults $17.50, Child $12. Illusion Rooms: Adults $14, Child $10. Great Maze: Adults $14, Child $10. Operating hours: 8.30am-5pm all year (Christmas Day 10am-2.30pm). Duration: Allow 30-90minutes. Season: All seasons (indoor and outdoor activities).

TOURS

National Transport & Toy Museum State Highway 6, Wanaka • Ph: 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 $12, child $5, under 5 free, family $30. Location: beside Wanaka airport. Operating hours: 8.30am 5pm. Extra info: Picnic / playground area, Wanaka Beerworks onsite. Model/toy store

SKYDIVING

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Skydive Lake Wanaka 14 Mustang Lane, State Highway 6, Wanaka Airport, Wanaka. • Ph: 03 443 7207 Freephone: 0800 786 877 Email: 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! Season: 364 days a year, weather permitting. Price: 12,000ft: $329, 15,000ft: $429.. Duration: Allow 2-3 hours. What to bring: Sensible shoes, warm top and a big smile! Restrictions: Passenger’s weight must not exceed 100kg.


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The Glebe

The huge variety of accommodation in and around Queenstown ensures you will find something to satisfy your every need. APARTMENTS

The Glebe 1 Beetham Streets, Queenstown. Ph: 0800 4 THE GLEBE (0800 484 345) Email: stay@theglebe.co.nz • www.theglebe.co.nz Located 300m from town centre. 28 self-contained 1-2-3-4brm 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.

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