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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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Ramada Queenstown Central $83
Ramada Queenstown Central

Ramada Queenstown Central

24 Frankton Road, Queenstown
     
    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Skyline Gondola is 0.8 mi (1.2 km) away.

    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside $106
    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

    Novotel Queenstown Lakeside

    Corner of Earl and Marine Parade, Queenstown
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Williams Cottage and Lake Wakatipu, and close to winter sports such as cross-country skiing and skiing lessons. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola are also within 10 minutes.

      Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront $83
      Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

      Copthorne Hotel and Resort Queenstown Lakefront

      27 Frankton Road, Queenstown
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is in the mountains, within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown Gardens, and close to winter sports such as skiing lessons. Skyline Gondola is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) away.

        Heritage Queenstown $111
        Heritage Queenstown

        Heritage Queenstown

        91 Fernhill Road, Queenstown
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is in the mountains, within 1 mi (2 km) of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu, and close to winter sports such as skiing lessons. Skyline Gondola and Queenstown Gardens are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown $98
          Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

          Crowne Plaza Hotel Queenstown

          93 Beach Street, Queenstown, Otago
             
            4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in the heart of Queenstown, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Steamer Wharf and Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown Gardens and Skyline Gondola are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown $73
            Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

            Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown

            38-54 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown
               
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located near the slopes, this Queenstown hotel is on a lake and within 1 mi (2 km) of Steamer Wharf, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) away.

              Garden Court Suites And Apartments $71
              Garden Court Suites And Apartments

              Garden Court Suites And Apartments

              41 Frankton Road, Queenstown
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Queenstown apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown Mall, and Queenstown Gardens. Queenstown Hill and Skyline Gondola are also within 2 mi (3 km).

                Oaks Club Resort $103
                Oaks Club Resort

                Oaks Club Resort

                171-179 Frankton Road, Queenstown
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located near the slopes, this Queenstown apartment building is in the mountains and within 1 mi (2 km) of St Josephs Parish, Lake Wakatipu, and Queenstown Gardens. Skyline Gondola is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.