Queenstown Points Of Interest

Our Queenstown Points Of Interest guide is all about highlighting those must see scenic places that you just need to check out. Often off the tourist trail, our local knowledge uncovers those hidden gems that demonstrate the beauty of Queenstown.

With the incredible lake and mountain scenery, the budget conscious can discover some real hidden gems that don't cost a thing! Away from the paid activities and attractions, our local team has uncovered the areas and places that are well worth seeking out. Former gold mining sites, incredible viewing points, scenic lakes and reserves and historical buildings all feature and are all free to visit! There's even disc golf in Queenstown Gardens, a popular activity that involves tackling 18 holes with a frisbee.

Queenstown Gardens

Queenstown Gardens Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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The Queenstown Gardens are just a few minutes walk from central Queenstown and offer a beautiful and tranquil setting away from the hustle and bustle.

Lake Hayes

Lake Hayes Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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A short 15 minute drive from Queenstown, Lake Hayes is a stunning lake with 360 mountain views. The loop trail offers a 2 to 3 hour walk to enjoy the scenery. A favourite spot with cyclists & joggers.


Kinloch Glenorchy, Queenstown

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Spend some time in the peace and quiet. Fish, walk, or simply sit in picturesque surroundings.

Village Green

Village Green Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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The Village Green is a central feature of Queenstown. The Terraced lawns and Horne Creek, which runs through the centre of the green, have created a popular spot to relax.

Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct

Old Cromwell Town Historic Precinct Cromwell, Queenstown

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Located on the clear waters of Lake Dunstan, the charming historic attraction has original and reconstructed buildings of the 1860's gold town of Cromwell.

Arrowtown War Memorial

Arrowtown War Memorial Arrowtown, Queenstown

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Arrowtown War Memorial is located opposite the Arrowtown Cemetery on Durham Street. It's a short and steep walk to the war memorial monument that offers fantastic 360 panoramic views of Arrowtown.

Cardrona Hall and Church

Cardrona Hall and Church Cardrona, Queenstown

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The Cardrona Hall was constructed in 1879 as the local school while the Church was built even earlier. Both structures are a reminder of the past and are landmark buildings in Cardrona.

Shaky Bridge

Shaky Bridge Alexandra, Queenstown

Opened in 1879, Shaky Bridge is an Alexandra landmark and a relic from the goldmining era.

Old Lower Shotover Bridge

Old Lower Shotover Bridge Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Situated 10 kilometres from Queenstown (off highway 6), the Old Lower Shotover Bridge was built in 1871 and offers foot traffic eye-catching 360 panoramic views of the Shotover River.

Bannockburn Sluicings

Bannockburn Sluicings Bannockburn, Queenstown

Bannockburn Sluicings and the nearby Stewart Town offer evidence of the Otago's gold mining era in a dramatic setting.


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