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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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Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown $80
Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
     
    3.7
    of 5, from 2,351 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.

    QT Queenstown $179
    QT Queenstown

    QT Queenstown

    30 Brunswick St, Queenstown
       
      4.7
      of 5, from 82 reviews
      5.0 out of 5.0

      Situated in Queenstown, this luxury hotel is close to SKYCITY Wharf Casino, Steamer Wharf, and TSS Earnslaw Steamship. Also nearby are Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Fear Factory Queenstown.

      Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown $98
      Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

      Swiss-Belsuites Pounamu Queenstown

      110 Frankton Road, Queenstown
         
        4.4
        of 5, from 409 reviews
        5.0 out of 5.0

        This family-friendly Queenstown apartment building is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Queenstown Gardens, SKYCITY Wharf Casino, and Kiwi and Birdlife Park.

        Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront $94
        Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

        Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

        27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 1,262 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Situated near the airport, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of St Peters, Queenstown Ice Arena, and Queenstown Mall. Williams Cottage and Queenstown Arts Centre are also within 10 minutes.

          Scenic Suites Queenstown $119
          Scenic Suites Queenstown

          Scenic Suites Queenstown

          27 Stanley Street, Queenstown
             
            4.4
            of 5, from 854 reviews
            4.0 out of 5.0

            Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is in the city center, within a 5-minute walk of Queenstown Arts Centre and Queenstown Mall, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Creative Queenstown Arts & Crafts Market and Steamer Wharf are also within 10 minutes.

            Heritage Queenstown $102
            Heritage Queenstown

            Heritage Queenstown

            91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
               
              4.5
              of 5, from 2,031 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).

              Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown $137
              Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

              Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

              Beach Street, Queenstown
                 
                4.5
                of 5, from 1,021 reviews
                4.5 out of 5.0

                Located in the heart of Queenstown, 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.

                Heartland Hotel Queenstown $94
                Heartland Hotel Queenstown

                Heartland Hotel Queenstown

                27 Stanley Street, Queenstown
                   
                  4.1
                  of 5, from 833 reviews
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  Located in the heart of Queenstown, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Queenstown Arts Centre, Queenstown Mall, and Church of St Peters. Queenstown Ice Arena and Williams Cottage are also within 10 minutes.