Frankton

Queenstown

Stay in this picturesque part of Queenstown where the airport is located to enjoy spectacular mountain views and relaxed lakeside walks.

Frankton is a small neighbourhood and quiet alternative to staying in the busy tourist centre of Queenstown. Frankton sits on the eastern shores of the Frankton Arm, an area of the vast Lake Wakatipu. Come to this suburb to see fantastic mountain scenery from well-maintained waterfront trails and park reserves.

Walk along the popular Frankton Arm Walkway, which begins at the suburb’s waterfront and follows the northern shores of Frankton Arm towards Queenstown Gardens. Gaze across the water and admire the snow-capped peaks of The Remarkables mountain range. Stop for a drink, snacks or lunch with views of the water at a boathouse café. Allow between 2-3 hours for a return journey on this trail.

Venture to the water’s edge at Kawarau Falls Scenic Reserve to appreciate views of the mountains reflected in the glistening lake water. Cross Kawarau Falls Bridge, which was built in the 1920s to control the water flow of Kawarau River, a distributary of Lake Wakatipu. Stroll along the Kelvin Peninsula Walkway on the southern banks of the Frankton Arm and look up at Ben Lomond and Queenstown Hill, two mountains that rise above Queenstown’s town centre.

Play a round of nine holes or try footgolf at the Frankton Golf Course. Step aboard a helicopter for an awe-inspiring flight to the summit of Cecil Peak.

Find a range of amenities, including car rental companies, tour operators and a shopping mall in the suburb. Dine at fast food joints, pubs and steakhouses.

Frankton is home to Queenstown Airport, which receives flights from Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington in addition to major cities in Australia. The suburb and airport are just a 10-minute drive from Queenstown’s commercial centre; public buses depart regularly from the airport and Frankton bus station. Use Frankton as a base for discovering the world-famous adventure pursuits in Queenstown, including bungee jumping, hiking, skiing, snowboarding and toboggan-style go-karting.


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Wyndham Garden Queenstown
Wyndham Garden Queenstown
4 out of 5
32 Red Oak Drive, Remarkables Park, Queenstown
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The price is NZ$115 per night from 7 Nov. to 7 Nov.
Located in Frankton, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Remarkables Park Town Centre, Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Event Centre. Alpine Aqualand is ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (375 reviews)
"The studio room was great and perfect for our stay. The view from the window was so beautiful, who doesn’t want to wake up to majestic snow topped mountains everybmorning? The kitchenette was so handy especially once lockdown was announced and we had 2 days left to wait for our flight back to Auckland. ..."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2021

Wyndham Garden Queenstown
LQ Queenstown
LQ Queenstown
4 out of 5
16 - 18 Mountain Ash Drive, Remarkables Park, Queenstown
The price is NZ$132 per night from 31 Oct. to 31 Oct.
Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Frankton hotel is situated in the mountains, within 2 miles (3 km) of Remarkables Park Town Centre and Lake Wakatipu, ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (54 reviews)
"Lovely room but bed a bit hard"

Reviewed on 4 Oct. 2021

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Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
3.5 out of 5
24 Hawthorne Drive, Remarkables Park, Frankton, Queenstown, Otago
The price is NZ$130 per night from 4 Nov. to 4 Nov.
Located near the slopes, this Frankton hotel is in the mountains, 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Queenstown Event Centre, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Queenstown Golf Club ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (737 reviews)
"I like the privacy. Wouldve liked a room with a balcony"

Reviewed on 17 Oct. 2021

Ramada Hotel & Suites Queenstown Remarkables Park
Quest Queenstown
Quest Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
34 Red Oaks Drive, Queenstown, Otago
Located in Frankton, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Remarkables Park Town Centre and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Event Centre and Alpine Aqualand ...
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Marina Apartments Element Escapes
Marina Apartments Element Escapes
4.5 out of 5
875 Frankton Rd, Frankton, Queenstown
Located near the airport, this family-friendly apartment building is within 9 mi (15 km) of Kiwi and Birdlife Park, Skyline Gondola and Jacks Point Golf Course. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (131 reviews)
"good place,location,big unit, good view,clean,safe"

Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021

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The Castle Bach Queenstown. Perfect for a well earned break.
The Castle Bach Queenstown. Perfect for a well earned break.
64 McBride Street, Frankton, Queenstown, Otago
The price is NZ$302 per night from 28 Oct. to 28 Oct.
Located in Frankton, this historic holiday home is within a 15-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Event Centre, and Alpine Aqualand. Remarkables Park Town ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (60 reviews)
Amazing retro stay
"Was a great stay at this accommodation totally recommended and would stay here again in a heart beat"

Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2021

The Castle Bach Queenstown. Perfect for a well earned break.
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