Local Recommendations

There is so much to see and do in Queenstown. We have put a variety of activities and service links below, just a few of favourite tours, activities and eatery's. Enjoy!

Altitude Tours:  Altitude tours pride themselves on providing "Epic small group travel". For all of the tours they use luxury Mercedes vans with complimentary WiFi, bottled water, onboard videos and an interactive experience, with a focus on providing every passenger with a day to remember.

BLACK ZQN: Black ZQN provides private bespoke luxury touring and transfers. Their tours and experiences are all custom to each individual's interests. Black ZQN can do a variety of touring options from Milford Sound, Luxury Wine Tours, sightseeing, all in private luxury vehicles.

 Short Walks.  For a list of local short walks to take in the spectacular scenery go to

Earnslaw experience: this is a experience that is suitable for all members of the family and a great way to see the sights from Lake Wakatipu

Jet boating and water adventures: take your pick from a number of water adventures in Queenstown..... you will get wet!!

 Paragliding. for those of you seeking adventure. What a way to see Queenstown!

 Hot pools: relax and unwind while you take in spectacular Alpine views



Big Fig: if its fresh food you want and a casual dining experience, then Big fig is for you. 

Rata:For an all round fantastic dining experience head to Rata, one of Queenstowns best, some say it 'tastes like New Zealand'. Rata is a ten minute walk from Stay or 2 minute drive

Botswana Butchery does food and service so well, a 15 minute walk of five minute drive from Stay

Fergburger if its burgers you love, then jump in the queue and head to Fergburger 

Patagonia you are not supposed to have favourites however, if you love desserts, ice cream, hot chocolates you can't go past..... Patagonia!!

Japanese cuisine some of our favourite's include Kappa Japanese (upstairs) 36 The Mall, beautiful food, casual setting. We can also recommend the beautiful food at Tanoshi also casual attire and food worth writing home about!

 Chinese dumplings very casual dining experience with some of the best Chinese dumplings you will eat, head to Queenies

Indian cuisine a hearty favourite for our team especially over the winter months or colder summer evenings

Taco medic a small 'hole in the wall' casual taco bar, the food will not disappoint


What to do in Queenstown.

Waka Hana. Immerse yourself in New Zealand culture: WanaHaka® is the Māori culture and Wine Tour experience in both Queenstown and Wanaka that is purely focused on delivering the past(Māori history) and the present(modern day culture connection & wine tours). It can be through a Māori welcome to truly connect with New Zealand and also with our vibrant and beautiful Central Otago wines and our tours. 

Wine Tours and Maori Culture

Stargazing. Take yourself on a night of stargazing in one of the most beautiful places in the world:

Yoga, health, spa. a Queenstown collective of professionals to help you experience greater health and well being 

Hair. For everyday hair styling or if you require bridal packages, we can recommend a visit to the expert team at

Baby equipment hire for the traveling family tots on tour:

Locally held Events. Queenstown is the host to many major events in New Zealand, with it's jaw dropping background, who needs another excuse to visit? Check out some of these upcoming events then book your accommodation here at Stay QT, we would love to host you.