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Queenstown Nightlife

Queenstown has some of the best nightlife available in New Zealand. For up-to-date details of what is going on, get The Source (

Although culture is certainly not what Queenstown is famous for, there is always something in the way of music or theatre on offer, particularly during the winter.

Bars in Queenstown

Below Zero Ice Bar

Blow Zero Queenstown has been hand sculpted by two of the world's top ice carvers from North America. The walls , bar, furniture, sculptures, and even the glasses containing legendary vodka cocktails are all created from ice. It also astonishingly features a real gas fireplace and a life size gondola. Warm clothes - jackets, gloves and boots - are provided to all guests.

Address: , Searle Lane, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 409 0040.

The Bunker

The newly-expanded Bunker is a small, exclusive, unsignposted bar hidden behind a rustic, wooden door serving up cocktails. A roof-top terrace adds to its appeal as well as a DJ spinning smooth tunes at the weekend. A sophisticated restaurant serving European and Kiwi food is available downstairs.

Address: , Cow Lane, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 441 8030.

The World Bar

Offers a charged atmosphere, a great mix of music and a fair sized dance floor is this legendary bar, which is known as The Find. The original bar down the street was burned down in a fair but the two entreprenurial owns simply shifted premises down the street.

Address: , 53 Shotover Street, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 6757.

Clubs in Queenstown


An underground nightclub with an emphasis on great music and live acts, both international and local.

Address: , Church Street, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 7685.


This multi-purpose venue offers a nightclub, as well as cocktail bar, a restaurant and occasionally hosts live gigs.

Address: , 7 Rees Street, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 441 8492.


This place has been going strong for over a decade and draws hip-hop fans. Serving up Jägermeisters from its very own purpose-built "Jäger Fridge" kept at a constant temperature of -17°C, this place is the ultimate in cool.

Address: , Cow Lane, Queenstown,

Live music in Queenstown

Pig & Whistle

This English-style pub offers 17 beers on tap and has cover bands belting out crowd favourites. There's also a neat outdoor dining area overlook a creek.

Address: , 41 Ballarat Street, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 9055.

Queenstown Events Centre

Just outside the town centre in Frankton, and easily accessible by car or bus, the Queenstown Events Centre holds concerts.

Address: , Joe O'Connell Drive , Queenstown,

Classical music in Queenstown

Dance in Queenstown

Theatres in Queenstown

Queenstown Memorial Hall

Stages frequent musical and theatrical performances in its large auditorium.

Address: , Memorial Street, Queenstown,

Music and Dance in Queenstown

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Featured Hotels


The Diary

The Dairy is a classy operation - formerly a corner store, this sumptuous guest house contains 13 intimate rooms, all kitted out with designer touches and a contemporary feel. Breakfasts and afternoon teas are a treat, and there are open fireplaces for those chilly evenings. Great packages are available for skiers in winter.

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Established in 1867, Eichardt's has just five opulent suites all with roaring fires, luxurious bathrooms and lake views. Decor is a mixture of modern comfort and antique elegance. Guests can also enjoy the relaxing Parlour and comfortable House Bar. A great luxury Queenstown hotel if you want to splash out.

Evergreen Lodge

Located on the outskirts of Queenstown, the Evergreen Lodge has beautifully decorated contemporary rooms and panoramic views of the lake and the Remarkables. It's a great place to kick back and relax, dispensing with urban grit.

Tanoa Aspen Hotel

This Alpine-style resort offer 87 rooms ranging from lake-facing rooms, some with private balconies, to homely, two-bedroom apartments. There's also 24 hour service, a stoage area for skis, snowboards and bikes, laundry facilities, two spas, complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and a restaurant with fantastic views.

Hotel St Moritz

Within easy walking distance of the central area, this hotel enjoys a dramatic setting with panoramic lake and mountain views. Every sumptuously decorated room boasts a 40" LCD television with i-pod docking station, while there's a stylish bar, dining room and library featuring a stunning stone fireplace.

Four Seasons Motel

All 15 rooms are equipped with kitchen facilities, DVD, stereo and flat screen TVs. There's a 15m (45ft) outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, BBQ, grassed play area, guest laundry and drying room for skis. Best of all, it's a short walk into the centre of town.