Queenstown Central 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.

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.

Marine Parade

Marine Parade Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Marine Parade includes well maintained lawns overlooking Queenstown Beach and Lake Wakatipu.

St Omer Park

St Omer Park Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Landscaped park that sits on Lake Wakatipu. With gorgeous views of the Lake and the Remarkables mountains, the park is a popular spot to stroll through or have a picnic.

Edith Cavell Bridge

Edith Cavell Bridge Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Situated at Arthur's Point, Edith Cavell Bridge is an iconic structure crossing the Shotover River. The historic bridge is a short drive from both Queenstown or Arrowtown and is the home of the thrill

Moke Lake

Moke Lake Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

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Just a 10 minute drive from Queenstown, Moke Lake is a beautiful scenic spot off the beaten track. The pretty lake setting is framed by mountains and is a popular spot for walking, cycling and camping

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.

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.

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.

Lake Johnson

Lake Johnson Queenstown-Central, Queenstown

A pretty, remote and little-known area, Lake Johnson is off the beaten track with no marked walking trails or activities on offer.

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