Queenstown Gardens

Queenstown Gardens showing forest scenes

Queenstown Gardens

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These lush gardens on Lake Wakatipu make the perfect spot to play disc golf, touch rugby, or just go for an aimless stroll.

Dating all the way back to 1867, the Queenstown Gardens are a peaceful haven away from the thriving city. They are home to heritage-listed trees and boast captivating views of The Remarkables mountain range. Situated out on the outskirts of Queenstown on a small peninsula on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, the area the place to head to for an idyllic respite.

As the region’s foremost botanical park, this spot naturally contains a wide array of trees, flowers and shrubs, both those native to the soil and those introduced from elsewhere. Douglas firs are something of an icon in the Queenstown area, and here in the park, you’ll come across some of the oldest examples of the species anywhere in the country. You’ll also stumble upon other firs and oaks, including the English oaks planted by the city’s first mayor back in the 1860s – the first trees ever to be planted here in the gardens.

For sports lovers, this is a great place to feed the habit. You can play tennis, head for the Queenstown skate park, or watch the Southern Stampede ice hockey stars play at Queenstown Ice Arena. At the arena, you can even take the ice yourself and glide around for a while.

The park is also home to an 18-hole disc golf (or Frisbee golf) course. This little-known sport has been played here for around three decades, and you can find out how to play and give it a go.

Situated just outside the heart of Queenstown, you can easily reach the Queenstown Gardens on foot. If you come by car, parking is available for free. The gardens are open daily and are free to enter, although some of the sporting venues do charge for using their facilities.

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Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$134 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff ...
4/5 Very Good! (994 reviews)
"Good value for money."

Reviewed on 28 Apr. 2022

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$155 per night from 10 Jun. to 11 Jun.
Stay at this 4-star ski hotel in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (464 reviews)
"Not bad for the price"

Reviewed on 10 Apr. 2022

Ramada Queenstown Central
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown, 9348
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$169 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Queenstown. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"Right by the lake. Nice little balcony. Very convenient location. Small room but very clean. Loved the espresso machine!"

Reviewed on 25 Apr. 2022

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
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Melbourne Lodge
Melbourne Lodge
3.5 out of 5
35 Melbourne Street, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$85 per night from 23 May to 24 May
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Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$134 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$155 per night from 10 Jun. to 11 Jun.
Ramada Queenstown Central
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown, 9348
The price is NZ$169 per night from 23 May to 24 May
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago, 9300
The price is NZ$162 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
CNR STANLEY AND SYDNEY STREET, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$155 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Holiday Inn Express And Suites Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
5 out of 5
110 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$202 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
4 out of 5
171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$154 per night from 22 May to 23 May
Oaks Queenstown Club Suites
Kamana Lakehouse
Kamana Lakehouse
4.5 out of 5
139 Fernhill Road, Queenstown, 9300
The price is NZ$189 per night from 1 Jun. to 2 Jun.
Kamana Lakehouse
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.