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Steamer Wharf

Queenstown’s vibrant entertainment precinct is the perfect place to sample regional delicacies, mix with locals and enjoy the stunning views across Lake Wakatipu.

Located on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, Steamer Wharf is Queenstown’s picturesque entertainment precinct. The area is popular with locals and tourists for its nightlife, casino and mix of restaurants, while the wharf is also home to TSS Earnslaw.
 
Visit the wharf during the day to walk the promenade, a great location for people-watching. Watch the boats as they glide in and out from the wharf, including the historic steamboat, the TSS Earnslaw. For more than a century the ship has docked here, giving Steamer Wharf its name. A number of other boats and yachts call the wharf home too, and numerous operators offer leisure cruises.
 
Enjoy the excellent local produce, including some of New Zealand’s famous wines, at one of the many bars and restaurants. Steamer Wharf has more than 10 bars, including the Minus 5 Ice Bar, constructed entirely out of ice. Many of the establishments along the wharf offer open-air dining, allowing you to take in the views of the lake.  
 
Try your luck at the Lasseters Wharf Casino, located just next door. Here you can try your hand at poker, or just enjoy a drink with the friendly locals while you watch the sun set over Lake Wakatipu.
 
Steamer Wharf is an ideal location to base yourself while in Queenstown, and a number of accommodation options are available. Its proximity to Lake Wakatipu, and the center of Queenstown, make it a popular choice for travelers to the area.
 
Steamer Wharf is just a minute’s walk from the center of Queenstown, and is best reached on foot. There is also free and metered car parking in the area. The wharf is open daily, although the bars and restaurants have varied trading hours


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Lodging Near Steamer Wharf

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$106
Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
3.9
of 5, from 212 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Queenstown City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Church of St Peters and Arrow River. Queenstown Ice Arena and Queenstown Mall are also within 10 minutes.

$127
Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

Beach Street, Queenstown
4.4
of 5, from 301 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in Queenstown City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps from SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Steamer Wharf, and TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Fear Factory Queenstown are also within 5 minutes.

$97
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
3.3
of 5, from 531 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Steamer Wharf, and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market. Toi o Tahuna and TSS Earnslaw Steamship are also within 10 minutes.

$125
Heritage Queenstown

Heritage Queenstown

91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
4.3
of 5, from 450 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Queenstown hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Kiwi and Birdlife Park, and Skyline Gondola. Steamer Wharf and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Esplanade Queenstown

Esplanade Queenstown

58-76 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Queenstown apartment is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Steamer Wharf, and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market. Toi o Tahuna and TSS Earnslaw Steamship are also within 10 minutes.

$102
Blue Peaks Lodge

Blue Peaks Lodge

11 Sydney Street, Queenstown
4.0
of 5, from 76 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Queenstown City Centre, this eco-friendly motel is within a 5-minute walk of Arrow River, Church of St Peters, and St Josephs Parish. Queenstown Arts Centre and Queenstown Ice Arena are also within 5 minutes.

$72
YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel

YHA Queenstown Central - Hostel

48 Shotover Street, Queenstown
4.3
of 5, from 45 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Located in Queenstown City Centre, this eco-friendly hostel is steps from Fear Factory Queenstown, Toi o Tahuna, and SKYCITY Wharf Casino. Steamer Wharf and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market are also within 5 minutes.

$81
Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

Nomads Queenstown Backpackers

5-11 Church Street, Queenstown
3.9
of 5, from 93 reviews
5.0 out of 5.0

Located near the slopes, this Queenstown City Centre hostel is in the city center and within a 5-minute walk of Church of St Peters, Queenstown Mall, and Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market. Williams Cottage and Queenstown Arts Centre are also within 5 minutes.