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Best Lookouts around Queenstown

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Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Gday All,

I will be in Queenstown in early April.

Can any advise of the best lookouts accessible by normal car for views out over Queenstown and Lake Wakitipu?? (I'll go on the gondola as well)

Are any of the ski areas open off season for coffee & meals??

Thanks

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1. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Scott Cook, author of NZ Frenzy, wrote an entry about the road up to Remarkables:

motorcamps.com/content/remarkables-road

Pictures, here:

http://nzfrenzysouth.wordpress.com/g11/

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2. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Thanks deSchenke, exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

Also, as Scott Cook mentions, its hard to find this sort of free tourism, but very easy to find ways to spend your money.

(I especially like the aramaguard rails, just in case)

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3. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Ski resort restaurants only open in ski-season

1.Sealed road to Coronet Peak offers great views

2. Glenorchy Rd one of most scenic drives in world

3. Crown Range to Wanaka spectacular in landscape sense

4. Queenstown to Kingston another stunning lakeside drive

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4. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Ski resort restaurants only open in ski-season

1.Sealed road to Coronet Peak offers great views

2. Glenorchy Rd one of most scenic drives in world

3. Crown Range to Wanaka spectacular in landscape sense

4. Queenstown to Kingston another stunning lakeside drive

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5. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Thanks, I knew they opened in Winter but wondered if there were any other sites, I hoped the Remarkables Road was partially opened and had stopping sites. Going by deSchenke's link there are.

Glenorchy & Kingston Rds are no good, have to keep my eyes on the road :-)

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6. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

There are excellent views if you walk up the hill above the Arrowtown cemetry, an equally as impressive view, which dosen't require you to walk, is Jack's Point, drive up to their lodge site.

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7. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

One of my favourite places to take people is the Nevis road saddle , this is behind Bannockburn.

You get a great view of Central Otago. Lake Dunstan all the way around to Alexandra .

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8. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

We drove up the Remarkables road in January with no problems. There are two or three points on the way up with easy parking and great views over the lake and surroundings. Nothing open around the ski area and lots of off-season construction going on.

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9. Re: Best Lookouts around Queenstown

Thanks,

Does anyone know if you can get onto the hill on the Kelvin Peninsula??

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