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What are the best places to stay in Queenstown?
Queenstown’s city centre has an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes, and attractions. The CBD is always buzzing with activity, and it is understandably one of the most popular areas to book a hotel while holidaying on Brisbane to Queenstown flights. The CBD is located on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and is surrounded by mountains, so there are some incredible views around the city. Consider booking CBD accommodation if you’re looking to walk everywhere and stay in the centre of the action while visiting the Otago region on flights Brisbane to Queenstown.
Fernhill is a suburb sandwiched between Lake Wakatipu and Ben Lomond mountain. If you’re booking cheap flights to Queenstown from Brisbane and are wanting to get out into nature and the outdoors, Fernhill is the perfect base for you. The suburb has some great walking tracks, including Sunshine Bay Track and the Fernhill Loop Track. You can also get out on the lake by renting kayaks or paddle boards. There are some nice restaurants around Fernhill, or you could check out Queenstown’s diverse dining scene by driving five minutes into the CBD.
Head 20 minutes northeast of the CBD to see the historic gold mining town of Arrowtown. It has a different feel to the city, with historic cottages, an interesting history, pretty naturescapes, and a quiet small-town feel. Arrowtown is especially beautiful in autumn when the trees transform with vibrant foliage. Consider booking a hotel in Arrowtown if you want to learn more about the Otago gold rush and experience a unique side to the Otago region while holidaying on Brisbane to Queenstown flights.
What are the best restaurants and cafes in Queenstown?
Rata is a popular CBD spot that serves up modern NZ cuisine. Everything about the restaurant celebrates the local region’s landscapes, from its decor to its menu. Rata has a bright and airy design with rustic elements that make it feel like a forest. The menu at Rata showcases local ingredients and wines of the South Island. Make a booking at Rata when you have Brisbane to Queenstown flights planned to try one of their popular dishes like pan fried blue cod with bulgur wheat, pork belly with torched scampi and sweetcorn, or slow-braised lamb with sweetbreads and manuka honey.
Nest Bar & Kitchen
Nest Bar & Kitchen is home to one of the most scenic restaurant views you could enjoy in between Brisbane to Queenstown return flights. It’s located on a hill overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Make the most of the view by dining on the terrace if you book cheap flights Brisbane to Queenstown in summer. The Nest menu is influenced by classic flavours of the Mediterranean, and diners can tuck into tapas and mains such as calamari and saffron sliders on charcoal bao buns, fish tacos, and slow-cooked lamb with roasted kumara.
Bespoke Kitchen is a popular cafe located on the northern edge of the CBD. It serves a variety of food, and there are options to suit you no matter if you’re gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, or none of the above. Some of Bespoke Kitchen’s healthy but hearty dishes to try include lemon meringue hotcakes, acai bowls, and spicy pulled chicken burgers with chipotle lime aioli. The cafe also has a gorgeous outdoor seating area where you can enjoy your meal if you book flights Brisbane to Queenstown in the warmer months.
What is the best way to get around Queenstown?
Central Queenstown is small and compact, making it easy to explore on foot when you book tickets to Queenstown from Brisbane. However, many major attractions to see in between Brisbane to Queenstown return flights are outside the city. The best way to reach them is by car. Once you’ve booked cheap flights to Queenstown from Brisbane, use Webjet to hire a car. Keep in mind that winters are snowy, you may want to book an SUV if you book tickets to Queenstown from Brisbane between June and August. Rental cars booked through Webjet are available to pick up from Queenstown Airport (ZQN).
If you’d prefer to travel by public transport, there are some bus routes that offer services between major Queenstown hubs. Make your way from Queenstown Airport (ZQN) to the city on the local Orbus. The trip takes 25 minutes and costs $10 NZD. Once you’ve reached the centre, there are five bus routes you can use while holidaying on cheap flights Brisbane to Queenstown. Buses pass through the CBD and include stops in Fernhill, Arthurs Point, and Arrowtown. Bus tickets cost $5 NZD cash or $2 NZD with a GoCard. GoCards cost $5 NZD, so they can help you save money if you’ll be catching the bus more than once when you book flights Brisbane to Queenstown.