Thursday, March 15, 2012

Queenstown - What to do & What to eat

Where we ate:
Fergburger - no matter what time of day this place always had a huge queue and we quickly found out why! Best burgers in town and despite the line, they crank it out pretty quickly with around a 10-15 minute wait. Prices start at only $10.
Patagonia - homemade icecreams, chocolates and desserts. Prices start at around $6 and the menu is mouthwatering. The tramontana and banana caramel icecream flavours are definitely our recommendation.
Vudu Cafe - our breakfast place of choice, great menu, good coffee and lots of really nice cabinet food too.
Bostwana Butchery - be prepared to spend a bit more if you're heading here for dinner. We went at lunch time and took advantage of their $15 lunch menu which was still incredibly delicious. Amazing service, beautiful decor and a great view of the lake and mountains. We recommend the french onion soup.
Remarkable Sweet Shop - free tastings of home made fudges and a huge selection of sweet treats from around the world
♥ Les Alpes - a cute French restaurant down by the water. All the staff spoke French, the decor was adorable and the menu full of macarons, pastries and baguettes.

What we did:
Helicopter flight - a 20 minute flight over the Remarkables including a few minutes to stop at the top and take a few pictures. There are also much longer (and much more expensive) packages available.
Million Dollar Cruise - a 90 minute scenic cruise around lake Wakatipu. Breathtaking views!
Onsen Pools - $80 for an hour for two. You get your own private pool with the most amazing view before your eyes. We also paid an extra $25 for the indulgence pack which came with a glass of sparkling wine each, an aromatherapy burner, grapes and fluffy towels.
Gondola/ Luge - we went up first thing in the morning and enjoyed the crisp morning view of Queenstown. Apart from the Helicopter ride this was the best view of Queenstown we had.
♥ Bike hire - we hired bikes for only $29 each for a half day and cycled through the Queenstown botanic gardens through to Frankton.

What we'll do next time:
♥ Hire a car and drive to Wanaka and Arrowtown
Shotover jet


  1. That Spa pool looks so incredible! Will def add that to the bucket list. breathtaking views, such a cool idea.

    Good to see you had an excellent time in Queenstown.

  2. Oh, now I really, really miss Queenstown!

  3. Oh i would love to pay a visit there! The pictures are lovely :)

  4. I'm definitely bookmarking this for if I ever make it to Queenstown :) Sounds like ye had a blast and it looks like such a beautiful place!

  5. I have saved your list! I will be heading to New Zealand hopefully end of this year. I've been 3 times before cause my dads a kiwi but i've never properly travelled around!

  6. Un blog ideal! estaré muy cerca de este sitio. un saludo desde

    Espero que te pases por mi blog y me comentes que te parece.L+

  7. This trip looks like so much fun! Wish I could enjoy something like that right now! I'm glad you had fun!!


  8. You are making me wish I could go to Queenstown more than ever now! Looks so lovely :D

    <3 Sharmaine Ruth

  9. I luuvveeeeee your listttttt....Thanks Amanda!! Sure thing I'm gonna try those foodie list..

    Anyway maybe next time you guys should try paragliding, breathtaking view and bit adrenalin involved = superb!!


  10. I'm a sweet kind of gal and Patagonia looks delish, especially their white chocolate. I may have to order some to satisfy my sweet tooth. Happy Friday!

  11. love your photo grid! New Zealand looks so lovely!

  12. After seeing all of your beautiful pictures of NZ I have decided that I really do need to go there one day soon!

  13. Love your blog, especially posts about New Zealand since I just got to know I'll spend the next year there as an exchange student. So thanks a lot!

  14. So cool. The food looks great!

  15. Wow! I would love to have this same trip and adventure with my boyfriend. Love the place. And you seem to had a good one. =)

  16. the food looks so good, and the bowler hat is very cute!

  17. Awesome to see you had a great time down here. Each season is different so you must come again at a different time of year.

    Thanks for spreading the word too, so many people think we are just a ski resort but as you found out there is so much more than that.

    I just came across your blog looking for something completely different - lots of effort gone in that and love the pics.

  18. ahh love queenstown so, so much! The luge was super scary from what I remember though, we went on a school trip when I was 15 and our teacher went flying over the edge and down a bit of a hill, oops. The shotover jets are aweeeesome! xoxo

  19. You seem to have such great time in Queenstown. The place is so beautiful, that is one thing that I am sure of. I can't wait to go back there. Need to check some accommodation in Queenstown right now!

  20. This made me want to go back to Queenstown. I know some Queenstown apartment that's affordable and you can stay in it in time.


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