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Best things to do in Shotover River

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

General Entertainment
“Skyline Skyrides Gondola gives a 'birds eye' view of Queenstown. At the top there are restaurants, viewing decks and the famous luge (downhill adventure - like a toboggan). In the evening, when the sun sets provides magnificent photo opportunity. ”
53 locals recommend
Supermarket
“Slightly larger supermarket within walking distance, but further away than Alpine.”
32 locals recommend
River
“The only way to experience the Shotover Canyons, see their beauty and feel their power, experience a journey with Shotover Jet, the world’s most exciting jet boat ride. A unique combination of beauty and power, it’s an experience like no other, blending pristine natural landscape with wall to wall canyon action from start to finish!”
52 locals recommend
Park
“For a moderate challenge, starting directly from downtown, visitors can test their legs on the Queenstown Hill Loop Track up to the ‘Basket of Dreams’, a favourite lookout spot. The three-hour walk starts and finishes on Belfast Street, and offers views over the Wakatipu basin to Cecil Peak, the Frankton Arm and Queenstown Bay.”
38 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the local ski fields. Worth the drive to the base building regardless of the time of the year. Stunning views across the basin.”
25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A lovely 10 minute walk along the lake track. Great coffee with amazing views!”
40 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“The anchor shop here is a New World supermarket. Across the road are some boutique clothing stores and a nice cafe - Odelay. ”
29 locals recommend
Spa
“Seriously... this is a MUST do while in Queenstown. Nothing beats being immersed in your own private hot tub, overlooking the Shotover River, or if you make a night booking, then gazing up to the stars. I highly recommend this special treat!”
22 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Queenstown isn't overly well serviced by public transport unfortunately, these guys are really the only option. Have a look on their website for bus stops and timetables.”
9 locals recommend
Motel
“Photo doesn't give the impression you will get when you go there for a drink or meal - its a rustic looking place - and big on home grown food. Has live music regularly”
25 locals recommend
Bus Station
“Buses stop regularly & taxis are always available. Pick up/drop off rental cars here too”
8 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“One of the best views from a shopping center you will ever find. Besides breathtaking views on the Remarkables, there are some fine shops in this (outdoor) shopping center. ”
11 locals recommend
Cafe
“Good for coffee, breakfast or brunch - closely located in Frankton and popular with the locals.”
22 locals recommend
Health & Beauty Service
“5 mile frankton has everything from groceries pharmacy's dry cleaning and sports shops”
8 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“Whole lamb shoulder, slow baked to perfection with rosemary & garlic and served with a side of scalloped potatoes for you to take home. ”
12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This place has the yummiest groceries and deli section in Queenstown. Avoid the big super markets and shop for quality”
17 locals recommend