Local Recommendations

There is so much to see and do in Queenstown, we have put a variety of activities and service links below. Some of our favourite activities and places in Queenstown.

Once you have confirmed a booking with us we can send you your very own code and a link to the Planit bnb online concierge booking system that will create your own personal schedule of activities for the duration of your stay. This is a FREE service and you can use it for one day or the entire duration of your stay in Queenstown, the choice is yours.

- ON SITE MASSAGE -  Indulge Mobile Spa introduces therapeutic style massage and a range of professional spa services that come to you. To arrange your massage at Stay of Queenstown go to  email or call 021 158 6836. Service available until 10pm 

Short Walks.  For a list of local short walks to take in the spectacular scenery go to

Earnslaw experience: this is a experience that is suitable for all members of the family and a great way to see the sights from Lake Wakatipu

Jet boating and water adventures: take your pick from a number of water adventures in Queenstown..... you will get wet!!

 Paragliding. for those of you seeking adventure. What a way to see Queenstown!

 Hot pools: relax and unwind while you take in spectacular Alpine views



Big Fig: if its fresh food you want and a casual dining experience, then Big fig is for you. 

Rata:For an all round fantastic dining experience head to Rata, one of Queenstowns best, some say it 'tastes like New Zealand'. Rata is a ten minute walk from Stay or 2 minute drive

Botswana Butchery does food and service so well, a 15 minute walk of five minute drive from Stay

Fergburger if its burgers you love, then jump in the queue and head to Fergburger 

Patagonia you are not supposed to have favourites however, if you love desserts, ice cream, hot chocolates you can't go past..... Patagonia!!

Japanese cuisine some of our favourite's include Kappa Japanese (upstairs) 36 The Mall, beautiful food, casual setting. We can also recommend the beautiful food at Tanoshi also casual attire and food worth writing home about!

 Chinese dumplings very casual dining experience with some of the best Chinese dumplings you will eat, head to Queenies

Indian cuisine a hearty favourite for our team especially over the winter months or colder summer evenings

Taco medic a small 'hole in the wall' casual taco bar, the food will not disappoint


What to do in Queenstown.

Waka Hana. Immerse yourself in New Zealand culture: WanaHaka® is the Māori culture and Wine Tour experience in both Queenstown and Wanaka that is purely focused on delivering the past(Māori history) and the present(modern day culture connection & wine tours). It can be through a Māori welcome to truly connect with New Zealand and also with our vibrant and beautiful Central Otago wines and our tours. 

Wine Tours and Maori Culture

Stargazing. Take yourself on a night of stargazing in one of the most beautiful places in the world:

Yoga, health, spa. a Queenstown collective of professionals to help you experience greater health and well being 

Spa. If you are in need of some pampering and relaxing, perhaps.... a spa package, body treatment, massage therapy, tanning or your nails need some love, we can recommend the beautiful spa sanctuary that is:

Hair. For everyday hair styling or if you require bridal packages, we can recommend a visit to the expert team at

Baby equipment hire for the traveling family tots on tour:

Locally held Events. Queenstown is the host to many major events in New Zealand, with it's jaw dropping background, who needs another excuse to visit? Check out some of these upcoming events then book your accommodation here at Stay of Queenstown.


  • The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival , 16th-20th April 2020

    Come join us here at Stay of Queenstown to for the Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival 2020, where you will be surrounded by the best views in Queenstown or as the Italian's like to say.. 'Belle Vista'. We are set in an awesome location with views directly overlooking Lake Wakitipu and the Remarkables mountains, and only an easy 10 minute walk to downtown Queenstown and a 15 minute drive from beautifully historic Arrowtown. We are the perfect base for all your Queenstown activities.

    All of our beautiful boutique suites each boast amazing lake views, an included breakfast delivered each day and cooking facilities. Don't leave it too late, book your amazing Queenstown stay right here with us.

  • LUMA Southern Light Project, 29th May-1st June 2020
  • Queenstown Winter Festival, 18th-21st June 2020
  • Queenstown International Marathon, 21st November 2020