Steamer Wharf

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Steamer Wharf which includes mountains, general coastal views and a marina

A popular entertainment precinct in Queenstown, on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, frequented by locals and tourists alike.

Right on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and home of TSS Earnslaw, Steamer Wharf is a popular and picturesque spot. Visitors come here for its diverse restaurants as well as to try their luck at the casino and enjoy its rich and entertaining nightlife.

Come here during the daytime and enjoy a stroll along the promenade, looking out across the wharf to see the boats arriving and departing, from the fashionable yachts to the leisure cruises. The historic steamboat, the TSS Earnslaw, has been docked here for more than a century too, and is what gives this spot its name.

The restaurants here offer something for everyone, with many offering you the chance to dine out in the open air whilst gazing out across the lake. In the bars meanwhile, you can sample the famous wines of New Zealand. Check out the Minus 5 Ice Bar for a unique drinking experience: the bar is made entirely out of ice.

Then head on next door to Lasseters Wharf Casino. Whether you want to play a game of poker or simply sit back and enjoy a relaxed drink as the sun sets over the lake, this is the ideal spot.

Many visitors choose Steamer Wharf as their base when they stay in the city, as it has a wide variety of accommodation, as well as being close to Lake Wakatipu and the central parts of Queenstown itself.

Only a minute’s walk from the centre of Queenstown, you can easily reach Steamer Wharf on foot. If you’re driving however, car parking is available – some spaces are free, some aren’t. The wharf is open every day, but the bars and restaurants have their own opening hours.

1303 Cheap Hotels Near Steamer Wharf

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$134 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Lake Wakatipu and Skyline Gondola. St Josephs Parish and Queenstown Ice ...
4/5 Very Good! (987 reviews)
"I was impressed how the staff were reassuring and helpful when a flooding occurred in a nearby room. We were immediately reallocated in a similar room and everyone was extremely considerate. Thank you to all."

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$179 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, within a 15-minute walk of Williams Cottage and Skyline Gondola. Lake Wakatipu is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (987 reviews)
"The location of the hotel is awesome and room 140 is the best of all, with an outside area, table chairs to sit out, whilst also enjoying your privacy. Staff were very courteous and polite. Will go back over and over again"

Reviewed on 22 Jan. 2022

Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$227 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Skyline Gondola. Lake Wakatipu is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) away.
4.7/5 Exceptional! (669 reviews)
"Modern hotel a pleasant stroll from centre of town."

Reviewed on 17 Jan. 2022

QT Queenstown
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.

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Top Steamer Wharf Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
3.5 out of 5
38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$123 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
4 out of 5
Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
The price is NZ$179 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Novotel Queenstown Lakeside
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
4 out of 5
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$134 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Copthorne Hotel & Apartments Queenstown Lakeview
QT Queenstown
QT Queenstown
5 out of 5
30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
The price is NZ$227 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
QT Queenstown
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
4.5 out of 5
93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
The price is NZ$179 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown, an IHG Hotel
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
4 out of 5
27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$148 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
8 Duke Street, Queenstown
The price is NZ$265 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa
Ramada Queenstown Central
Ramada Queenstown Central
4 out of 5
24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
The price is NZ$126 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
Ramada Queenstown Central
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
5 out of 5
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown
The price is NZ$214 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Hotel St Moritz, Queenstown - MGallery
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.