One of the most popular activities to do in Queenstown is to hike up Queenstown Hill, and this activity is completely free and requires only a little bit of effort and determination. The beginning of the hike up Queenstown Hill begins on Belfast Street, Queenstown Hill overlooks grasslands and offers up some of the best views of Queenstown. There’s a good reason why this is one of the most popular free things to do in Queenstown.
Visiting the Queenstown Gardens is one of the best activities one can do for free at Queenstown. Playing frisbee in the green expanses of the Queenstown gardens is a popular pastime amongst locals. Frisbees can be rented at many rental sites along the Gardens walkways, and are very inexpensive to rent for the day
Walking along Lake Wakatipu is one of the most satisfying things one can do for free in Queenstown. The emerald green waters of the lake is surely a sight to behold and a walk along its shores is always one of the best ways to truly appreciate its beauty.
One of Queenstown’s most iconic landmarks is Fergburger, a restaurant famous for the burger of the same name. While its burgers usually range around NZD 15 for a meal, which is quite expensive, it is well worth the money as the portion sizes are immense and will ensure you’re satisfied for some time. And it is one of Queenstown’s most popular places throughout the year, so if you are not a fan of waiting in line, it is best to call ahead and book your place in line so, by the time you go to pick it up, it will already be ready.
While Queenstown is known to be an adventure hub that is popular as a bungy jumping and mountaineering destination, there is also a beach in Queenstown. Main Town Beach is near the waterfront section of the town and is absolutely free to go to. You can also rent kayaks and stand up paddleboards for an extra fee and is a great, inexpensive way to spend the day in the beautiful environs of the beach.
The Ben Lomond Track is a popular hiking track that leads you to the summit of Ben Lomond Peak, the highest point in Queenstown. It is an activity that is completely free to undertake and is one of the most popular free things to do in Queenstown.
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As you can imagine by now, one of the most popular free things to do in Queenstown is hiking. Another peak you can choose to hike up for free is Bob’s Peak. The hike takes you along from the bottom of the gondola tower and up Tiki Trail, past the Queenstown Skyline Gondola, and serves up some picture-perfect views of the city.
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