There is so much to do in Queenstown! Even staying 2 days is not enough at all! Next up, ski!
To purchase your passes, rent equipments or clothes, and arrange for shuttle (or drive up yourself), you can go to the Snow Centre.
The Station Building
Duke Street, Queenstown, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 450 1970
Admission: Refer the website
For rental of equipments and clothes, you can go to a cheaper shop. However, if you rent equipments from another shop, you need to carry them with you up the mountain instead of renting them on the mountain. So, depends on whether you’re up for it, the equipments are quite heavy.
39 Camp Street Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 442 4187
Near Queenstown, there are 2 mountains you can go to, Coronet Peak or The Remarkables. For a newbie like me, I chose The Remarkables because it has a higher percentage of area for beginners. Anyway, I can’t very much choose which is better to ski while I’ve never done it before.
More info here http://www.nzski.com/theremarkables/about.jsp
The facilities are great. The one I love most is they have elevated certain parts of the hill so that you don’t need to carry your skis up the hill after each ski down.
A must-try burger when you’re in Queenstown. Fergburger is an oversized burger!
42 Shotover Street Queenstown Town Centre 9300, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 441 1232
Fergburger with cheddar (NZD12)
This is good! The beef patty is still juicy with loads of vegetables and cheese. Love it!
Locally made mulled wine (NZD7.50)
During a cold weather, this is a very good wine. It’s a hot wine and taste a little like ginger tea but I don’t think it is ginger. Good stuff!
Fishbone Bar & Grill
A seafood restaurant.
7 Beach Street Queenstown Town Centre 9300, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 442 6768
Hours: Daily 17:00 – 22:00
We came here to try out some oyster because they have oysters live from their tank! When we were there, Bluff Oysters were not in season. So we had to try the other 2 types that they have, Tio Point and Waiheke oysters.
Looks appetising eh? But I’m a little disappointed again. It’s better than the those I tried at Auckland but they are still not fresh enough with a little fishy taste. Not so much of “sweetness” of oysters apparent. (-_-)
Limited Edition Fast Foods
Here are some fast foods that is only available at limited time and in New Zealand only.
McDonald’s Serious Lamb Burger
This is good! It has bacon, egg and vegetables. The lamb patty is nice but some people may still dislike the “mutton” smell which to me, it just very light.
KFC’s Double Down
The chicken meat replaces the bread with bacon and cheese. It comes in 3 flavours of chicken meat – Zinger, Original and Grilled. This is delicious! The chicken meat is tender and delicious.
Accomodation: Mantra Marina Queenstown
When you come to Queenstown, it’s best to stay at Frankton Road facing Lake Wakatipu. The view is beautiful and serene.
|Picture soure: Mantra Marina website|
875 Frankton Road Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Tel: +64 3 450 9096
~NZD70 per person (includes free unlimited internet usage)