This little township is somewhere to come back to. It is always re-inventing itself but the main drawcard is the spectacular lakeside scenery.
Make sure you stay downtown as the roadway into Queenstown, along the lake is very busy all of the time. Any hotels along this route are way too noisy. Air conditioning in summer is also a necessity.
The road from Queenstown to Glenorchy is spectacular with lots of picnic spots and photo opportunities. Many walks commence from Glenorchy.
Try the Earnslaw day trip and BBQ lunch – it was a great day out despite being a very touristy experience. The steamboat trip in the sunny weather was enjoyable with the horn sounded when we arrived at the sheep farm. The shearing display was littered with kiwi jokes and the skilful sheepdog display was interesting. Lunch was full of magnificent kiwi produce and consumed on the lakeside patio.
Lots to do, plenty to see, just take lots of money!