The Southern Alps and Fiordland

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  • 1. T.S.S. Earnslaw

    Farm/Ranch

    This lovely old ship is more than 100 years old, and one of the world's few coal-fired steamships still operating. It's in superb condition...Read More

  • 2. Amisfield Winery & Bistro

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Step into this expansive winery and bistro and enjoy stunning lake and mountain views. Both the wines and the restaurant have earned accolades...Read More

  • 3. Carrick Wines

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Spoil yourself and have lunch at Carrick Wines where the views of the mountains and Lake Dunstan are as satisfying as the cuisine. The Pinot...Read More

  • 4. Chard Farm

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The Chard Farm vineyard perches on a rare flat spot on the edge of the Kawarau Gorge, not far from Gibbston Valley and opposite AJ Hackett Bungy...Read More

  • 5. Fear Factory

    Local Interest–Sight

    A scary addition to the adventure scene in Queenstown, Fear Factory challenges you to walk through their haunted house in the center of town...Read More

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  • 6. Gibbston Valley Wines

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    The wine-making industry in Central Otago began with the vines that were first planted here. The best-known vineyard in Central Otago, Gibbston...Read More

  • 7. Mt. Difficulty

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    You could spend a lot of time in the tasting room with the large range of good wines on offer here, or you can keep it simple and grab one of...Read More

  • 8. Peregrine Wines

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    An architectural standout in the Gibbston Valley, Peregrine winery has been designed to look like a falcon's wing, and has even had rare native...Read More

  • 9. Queenstown Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    The public Queenstown Gardens on the waterfront peninsula are always worth a quiet stroll. It's one of the few places in Queenstown that hasn...Read More

  • 10. Skippers Canyon

    Historic District/Site

    One of the enduring attractions in the area is the drive up Skippers Canyon. Harking back to the days when the hills were filled with gold diggers...Read More

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  • 11. Skyline Gondola

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Get the lay of the land by taking the Skyline Gondola up to the heights of Bob's Peak, 1,425 feet above the lake, for a smashing panoramic view...Read More

  • 12. The Winery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    While the name is a bit misleading, the experience is very real. The Winery is a tasting room in the middle of Queenstown that provides an extensive...Read More

  • 13. Wooing Tree

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Wooing Tree is named for a tree on the property beneath which many local ladies have been wooed (and legend has it where several locals have...Read More

  • 14. Central Otago Wine & Food Festival

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Each year, in February, the region showcases its prowess at the Central Otago Wine & Food Festival held in the Queenstown Gardens down by...Read More

  • 15. Deer Park

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    Some of the best views of the town, lake, and mountains are from the Deer Park. Not only will you have outstanding views, some of which you...Read More

  • 16. Northburn Station

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    This vineyard is certified organic and uses biodynamic principles; not only that but Northburn Station's wines are topnotch, and they serve...Read More

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