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