Queenstown Garden, Queenstown

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At Queenstown Garden you can admire the native and exotic plant life, and then play a game of tennis or go ice skating. The garden offers relaxing lake and mountain views from its location on a peninsula of Lake Wakatipu. First founded by the Borough Council of Queenstown in 1887, it has since been an important site for community and sporting events. Athletic types should be sure to make a stop here, where they can play a favorite sport or try something new like lawn bowling or frisbee golf. Discover how to plan a Queenstown trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.
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  • October 12, 2017
    Beautiful maintained gardens. Excellent walking track around the gardens and the lake. Ice skating rink is in the middle of the gardens. Great for walking  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    We wandered in from the bottom of town and did the short walk out along the lake. Stopped to skip stones and had an idyllic view of the city, back across the water. This would be a lovely spot to have...  more »
  • October 11, 2017
    After having dinner in Queenstown, we walked along the lake and then entered the Queenstown Gardens at night. It was a lovely walk. There were fountains and sculptures. And of course, the view of part...  more »
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  • July 21, 2017
    It's a nice peaceful place to walk around in or play Frisbee golf or have a picnic. There is plenty of parking around the back end and just a short walk to the waterfront.
  • September 22, 2017
    An awesome recreational green space with water on 3 sides. And with free Disk golf facilities.
  • June 23, 2017
    A scenic reserve on a peninsular overlooking the town of Queenstown. Apparently started in 1866 by the first Mayor of Queenstown, it has a range of exotic trees that give spectacular Autumn colour when the leaves turn golden. Otherwise, the area is a little bit tired, a bit dilapidated, and it's clear that the gardens are not a priority for the locals. Nice though. Worth a 30 minute stroll on a warm day if you're walking around Queenstown - and there is a coffee house close by on the lakeshore
  • September 13, 2017
    Love the gardens. Luma festival in winter is great.
  • August 13, 2017
    Have been there with my little sister. She enjoyed a lot to play in Queenstown Ice Arena inside the park.

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Where to stay in Queenstown

To enjoy views of Lake Wakatipu in a luxury setting, try one of the many boutique and long-established hotels of the downtown area. As a resort town, Queenstown also offers a range of more modest accommodations, ideal for adventurers, backpackers, and those eager to spend more time outside than in. These come in the form of hostels, rental apartments, campsites, and suburban motels. A good local bus service provides connections between the downtown and suburban areas, and out to the surrounding attractions, and many accommodations offer package tours.
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