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City Scoop: Queenstown

When you’re visiting a city for the first time, there’s nothing better than getting tips from a local beyond the usual guide book suggestions!

We asked Adie Lawrence, ski instructor at The Remarkables, for her insider scoop on Queenstown including where to eat, drink and play, along with a cheeky tip for a rewarding day trip.


Flame Bar and Grill – This place does the best ribs in town, by far. If you’re in the mood for hot chocolate, then Patagonia Chocolates is a fantastic spot. It has amazing ice cream, too.

After Dark

Rhino’s Ski Shack – For some apres-ski, this is an awesome little bar with a great alpine feel. It’s just off Cow Lane. Or try Harry’s Pool Bar for a few pool games and delicious pizza.


The Remarkables – From learning to ski or snowboard to shredding down the chutes or making a snowman, head on up to The Remarkables and have fun in the snow.


Queenstown bundles plenty of fun and excitement into its outdoor areas

Day Trip

Arrowtown – If you have a day off skiing, Arrowtown is worth a day trip. Go for a walk along Arrow River and through the quaint main street; there are awesome shops and great food.

Secret Tip

Insider info – Make time to go for a walk around the Queenstown Gardens to take in the scenery. Grab a Frisbee from town and have a go at the Frisbee golf course up there.

Visit your local Flight Centre store or call 131 600 for more advice and the latest deals on travelling to Queenstown.