Best valleys in Queenstown

Check out the top valleys in Queenstown, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Caples Track
1. Caples Track
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12 local reviews
Caples Track
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Toni
The Caples Valley is a narrow valley filled with forest interspersed with grassy clearings. The track can be…
1. Caples Track
1. Caples Track
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12 local reviews
Caples Track
Toni
Toni
The Caples Valley is a narrow valley filled with forest interspersed with grassy clearings. The track can be linked with the Greenstone…
2. Invincible Mine
2. Invincible Mine
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12 local reviews
Invincible Mine, Mount Earnslaw
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Toni
A steep climb takes you to the Invincible Gold Mine with great views of the Rees Valley and Mount Earnslaw. …
2. Invincible Mine
2. Invincible Mine
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12 local reviews
Invincible Mine, Mount Earnslaw
Toni
Toni
A steep climb takes you to the Invincible Gold Mine with great views of the Rees Valley and Mount Earnslaw. Along the track you can see the…
3. Diamond Creek
3. Diamond Creek
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12 local reviews
Diamond Creek
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Toni
Starting approximately 15 minutes drive from Kinloch, the Diamond Creek walk is a gentle stroll. Diamond…
Toni
Starting approximately 15 minutes drive from Kinloch, the Diamond Creek walk is a gentle stroll. Diamond Creek…
3. Diamond Creek
3. Diamond Creek
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12 local reviews
Diamond Creek
Toni
Toni
Starting approximately 15 minutes drive from Kinloch, the Diamond Creek walk is a gentle stroll. Diamond Creek is a very popular stream…
Toni
Toni
Starting approximately 15 minutes drive from Kinloch, the Diamond Creek walk is a gentle stroll. Diamond Creek is a very popular stream with…
4. Greenstone Track
4. Greenstone Track
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8 local reviews
Greenstone Track, Greenstone
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Toni
The Greenstone Valley is a wide, open valley with tussock flats and beech forest. The track can be linked with…
4. Greenstone Track
4. Greenstone Track
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8 local reviews
Greenstone Track, Greenstone
Toni
Toni
The Greenstone Valley is a wide, open valley with tussock flats and beech forest. The track can be linked with the Caples track (ending…
5. Gibbston Valley Winery
5. Gibbston Valley Winery
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20 local reviews
Gibbston Valley Winery, Gibbston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+64 3-442 6910
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Vickie
If up for a wine tour, Gibbston Valley Winery is a must. You can do the cave tour, wine tasting, sample…
Kristy
Head out of town to the Gibbston Valley Vineyard restaurant. Lovely food and wine onsite at the Vineyard. …
Paul & Jo
Located just 5 minutes drive from us, Gibbston Valley Winery is another one of our favourites - drop by for…
5. Gibbston Valley Winery
5. Gibbston Valley Winery
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20 local reviews
Gibbston Valley Winery, Gibbston
Closed · Opens 10:00 AM
+64 3-442 6910
Vickie
Vickie
If up for a wine tour, Gibbston Valley Winery is a must. You can do the cave tour, wine tasting, sample cheeses or stay for a snack or meal.
Kristy
Kristy
Head out of town to the Gibbston Valley Vineyard restaurant. Lovely food and wine onsite at the Vineyard. Wine cave tours Cheese store
Paul & Jo
Paul & Jo
Located just 5 minutes drive from us, Gibbston Valley Winery is another one of our favourites - drop by for breakfast and lunch.
6. Greenstone
6. Greenstone
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4 local reviews
Greenstone, Greenstone
LocalityPolitical
Toni
The Greenstone Valley is a wide, open valley with tussock flats and beech forest. The track can be linked with…
6. Greenstone
6. Greenstone
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4 local reviews
Greenstone, Greenstone
Toni
Toni
The Greenstone Valley is a wide, open valley with tussock flats and beech forest. The track can be linked with the Caples track (ending…
7. Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks
7. Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks
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27 local reviews
Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks, Glenorchy
Closed · Opens in 21 minutes
03-442 9992
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Danelle
Cause why not go for a fang about on the river. Different to the Shotover Jet, Dart River is wider and…
7. Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks
7. Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks
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27 local reviews
Dart River Wilderness Jet & Funyaks, Glenorchy
Closed · Opens in 21 minutes
03-442 9992
Danelle
Danelle
Cause why not go for a fang about on the river. Different to the Shotover Jet, Dart River is wider and flatter with spectacular views up…
8. Arrowtown
8. Arrowtown
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114 local reviews
Arrowtown, Arrowtown
LocalityPolitical
Kaye
Historic Arrowtown has it all. This is where the mining book took place in the late 1800's. Fabulous cafes,…
Sarah & Morgan
Visit historical Arrowtown and be taken back to the Gold Mining days. Go to Provisions of Arrowtown or A…
8. Arrowtown
8. Arrowtown
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114 local reviews
Arrowtown, Arrowtown
Kaye
Kaye
Historic Arrowtown has it all. This is where the mining book took place in the late 1800's. Fabulous cafes, restaurants, shops, history…
Sarah & Morgan
Sarah & Morgan
Visit historical Arrowtown and be taken back to the Gold Mining days. Go to Provisions of Arrowtown or A Taste of Gibbston Valley for…
9. Department Of Conservation-Wanaka Area Office
9. Department Of Conservation-Wanaka Area Office
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14 local reviews
Ardmore St, Wanaka
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
03-443 7660
Establishment
Anna
Mt Iron is a high cardio 1 hour return walk with great views- from Wanaka, through to Mt Aspiring, Cardrona…
Mike
We highly recommend the hike up to the Rob Roy Glacier, accessed from the Mount Aspiring National Park. There…
9. Department Of Conservation-Wanaka Area Office
9. Department Of Conservation-Wanaka Area Office
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14 local reviews
Ardmore St, Wanaka
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
03-443 7660
Anna
Anna
Mt Iron is a high cardio 1 hour return walk with great views- from Wanaka, through to Mt Aspiring, Cardrona Valley, Dublin Bay/ Stevenson's…
Mike
Mike
We highly recommend the hike up to the Rob Roy Glacier, accessed from the Mount Aspiring National Park. There are view points along the way…
10. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door
10. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door
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80 local reviews
10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Frankton
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+64 3-442 0556
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Clare & JP
If it's good enough for Kate and Wills it's good enough for us! Great Winery, fantastic food. Make sure you go…
10. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door
10. Amisfield Bistro & Cellar Door
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80 local reviews
10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Rd, Frankton
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+64 3-442 0556
Clare & JP
Clare & JP
If it's good enough for Kate and Wills it's good enough for us! Great Winery, fantastic food. Make sure you go for a drive up Gibbston…