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NYE in Queenstown

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NYE in Queenstown

My husband and I will be in Queenstown New Years Eve. Both late 30's. We're looking for restaurant recommendations for that night and an other tips for enjoying the festivities to ring in the new year. Thanks in advance.

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N.Y.E in Queenstown can be fun though busy to the extreme - people everywhere. Recommend you pre-book a restaurant or get there early otherwise you may have to do with take away meals and long queues.


1. Wai Waterfront: www.wai.net.nz/

2. Prime Restaurant and Bar: www.primerestaurant.co.nz/

3. Tatler Restaurant and Bar: www.tatler.co.nz/

4. The Bunker Restaurant and Bar: www.thebunker.co.nz/

4. The Skyline Restaurant: www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown/restaurant/

Also this info:

New Year's Eve in Queenstown

The week between Christmas and New Year's Eve is the busiest time of the year in Queenstown. Hotels book up many months in advance so don't make the mistake of just showing up and trying to get a room.

There are free fireworks in the Queenstown Bay at midnight with many thousands of people packing the shores trying to get a good vantage point.

Many of the bars charge a cover charge and most have long lines to get in so we recommend either staying in the one bar or walking the streets and taking in the sights and sounds.

Drinking is not permitted in public areas for the week before and after New Years in Queenstown.


*Book a restaurant in advance

**Get a position early along the lake shore for fireworks - no seating - B.Y.O

***Leave hire car at accommodation and walk, if possible - limited parking

****Don't drink alcoholic beverages outside of licensed venues - ban in place

*****Public toilet facilities limited so plan ahead where you can go.

******ENJOY the atmosphere of Queenstown at its busiest time :)


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No good "getting there early" on NYE. All restaurants will be fully booked. Get a reservation very soon

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Thanks for the recommendations and feedback - appreciate the advice.

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