Queenstown Gardens
Queenstown Gardens
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Marilyn M
    Columbia, Maryland130 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flexible Outdoor Space
    Admission is free and seems to be open all hours. It seems meant to be a place for everyone to enjoy. The paths have benches, frequently. Lots of tree specimens. Rose garden (not in bloom when I visited). Sports field. Skate park. Pond and ducks. Wonderful views of the lake and mountains and Queenstown.
    Visited November 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2023
  • Amanda C
    Gold Coast, Australia1,894 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great open space in Queenstown
    If you have a few hours to while away in Queenstown, the Gardens are a lovely place to do it. Most of the walk is around the lake with incredible views of the magic scenery. Lots of places to stop for a quiet moment or snap some amazing pics. Not a ‘formal garden’ with lots of information but more a family friendly open space with the occasional sculpture. Definitely worth a wander… or a run if that’s your thing.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 28, 2023
  • TMM818
    Bunbury, Australia829 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning!
    We loved the gardens! We were fortunate to be able to walk in and out of town to our accommodation and we always detoured through the gardens both ways after discovering them on our first day. So beautiful and well planted. Beautiful sculptures mixed in with the plants and a disc golf circuit. So much we didn’t explore too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Acineto
    Auckland Central, New Zealand23,147 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Afternoon Stroll
    I had some time after lunch to look around and went for a walk in the gardens. I started with the harbour view walk which goes along the lake front. The views along that path were amazing and it was fairly quiet and a nice place to just have a slow stroll with scenic views. I had come from Queenstown Beach and the path looped up to Park Street, which has the main entrance of the Botanical Gardens. The gardens themselves wasn't very large but did have a couple of interesting areas. The pond area had the rotunda on one end and the Bowls Club on the other. This place was the busiest with plenty of people walking along the pond. There was a nice flower archway between the Bowling Club and the park but on the back path (left path if you are heading away from the pond). There is also a nice grassy area between the Bowling Club and the pond with entrances from both paths. Further along, past the tennis courts there is a nice garden area with quite a few memorial items scattered about. There were much less people here. There is also a frisbee golf course in the gardens, with the starting area close to the pond. It was a really nice place to walk around and take in some nature. It doesn't take long to walk through the park but you are also able to just hide out here when you find a nice spot.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 25, 2023
  • timjstark
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin687 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A second choice activity, but a good one!
    On a day that our sightseeing flight to Milford Sound was cancelled (we were very disappointed), we consoled ourselves by going out for a walk while we processed the fact that our final day in Queenstown (& NZ) had been scuttled by high winds. Little did we know that the walk through Queenstown Gardens (and the adjacent Lake Path) were just what we needed! It was so peaceful, differing views appearing at each turn, and lovely people out enjoying a hidden gem of this town gave us the change of mind that we needed. I would not say that this walk replaced the thrills that the Milford Sound would have afforded us, but it was an awesome substitute! P.S. The winds in Queenstown were quite calm.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2023
  • Judee
    Livermore, California1,401 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful place for leisurely walk and kids to play. Lots of bathrooms!
    Great place to have a beautiful walk. Excellent kids playground with water running through part of it. You will see a rose garden, tennis courts, bocce ball, ice rink, tall trees that surround the upper area with the lake down below. There is a cafe near the ice rink. Loads of bathrooms. Bring a picnic and enjoy the peaceful area.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written January 20, 2024
  • TJouer
    Bellbrook, Ohio2,330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful well kept gardens
    We recently stayed in Queenstown on holiday, and we stumbled upon the lovely Queenstown Gardens. We made use of the many walking paths to take an extensive hike one morning after breakfast. The Queenstown Gardens are easy to locate from the town, and they are well marked for walking and horticulture. There are several monuments and sculptures to view. Additionally, the Queenstown Bowling Club is right next to the gardens. Among the flora are all different varieties and colors of roses. The paths will take you through the forest and along the waterside as well. There's even an ultimate Frisbee park and plenty of benches if you need to rest. Tip: There is no admission charged to the Queenstown Gardens. You won't find any refreshments for sale in the gardens, nor any restroom facilities. Both are on the outskirts prior to the entrance of the Queenstown Gardens.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 27, 2024
  • meganagladman
    Australia52 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queenstown Gardens
    Lovely gardens to go for a walk around, stunning views. There’s also lawn bowls, tennis courts and a frisbee golf course. We played a game of lawn bowls in such a beautiful part of Queenstown. A lovely place on the edge of the lake, easy to walk to.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written April 3, 2024
  • Anonymous855
    1,729 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful walk by the lake, through a forest, then through sculpted gardens
    Get away from the crowds for a while and enjoy this peninsula of Queenstown...it's free. The weather started nice but got drizzly, it didn't matter to us. We talked to the Frisbee golfer, took pics of flowers and loved the lake views. The cafe looked inviting but we were "coffee'd" up.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written April 30, 2024
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Satinder S
Ujjain, India4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The garden is located on the lake and one can walk around the garden which is surrounded by lake .it is well maintained.As it is autumn in NEWZEALAND the fall colours were beautiful
Written May 10, 2024
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Anonymous855
Trabuco Canyon, California1,729 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Get away from the crowds for a while and enjoy this peninsula of Queenstown...it's free. The weather started nice but got drizzly, it didn't matter to us. We talked to the Frisbee golfer, took pics of flowers and loved the lake views. The cafe looked inviting but we were "coffee'd" up.
Written April 30, 2024
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TonyC_Austin
Austin, TX335 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
A beautiful place for a walk or run. The walk along the lake is super nice and they have a nice rose garden in the middle too.
Written April 29, 2024
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maryan5456
Sydney, Australia161 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Queenstown gardens are stunning in Autumn and easily accessible, such a pleasant day to be had spending some time walking in this wonderful venue! Well worth a visit, and at no cost.
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Written April 11, 2024
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meganagladman
Australia52 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Lovely gardens to go for a walk around, stunning views. There’s also lawn bowls, tennis courts and a frisbee golf course. We played a game of lawn bowls in such a beautiful part of Queenstown. A lovely place on the edge of the lake, easy to walk to.
Written April 3, 2024
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Julia @Scrumptious Solent
Southampton, UK4,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Super place to walk around so you can appreciate the views of Queenstown from the other side of the lake. It’s a nice walk along the waters edge and then you can come back over the top to see the lake and rose gardens. Perfect place for a Sunday stroll after lunch in town.
Written March 31, 2024
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Shampeu
Northbrook, IL443 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We could not believe this garden was free and open to the public. It was pristine in every way. The path around the perimeter hugged the shoreline while the inner path led to an exquisite rose garden. There was a super fun playground, tennis courts, and an ice skating rink. It's the perfect activity while visiting Queenstown.
Written March 24, 2024
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chrissy
Adelaide, Australia188 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful park you walk around which we did each morning we stayed in Queenstown. Beautifully kept, some nice sculptures doted around.
Written March 16, 2024
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Art S
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Centrally located along the harbor. Idyllic landscaping with mature Douglas firs and redwoods. Rose garden and water features. Peaceful. My favorite thing in Queenstown.
Written March 8, 2024
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TWal1
Canberra, Australia2,953 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We enjoyed walking through Queenstown Gardens. It is mostly flat around the water’s edge and has a moderate rise to the interior pathway. There is plenty to see and do and the gardens are well maintained.
It also hosts the weekly parkrun event (every Saturday at 8am) and it is a great location.
Other features include a memorial to Robert Scott of Antarctic exploration fame. The views across the harbour are spectacular.
Written February 25, 2024
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