Air New Zealand provides connecting flights from Washington Dulles to Queenstown.
Brecon and Isle Streets
Perched above Queenstown’s main streets, this 13-room luxury property feels like a plush but mod country manor. Tea on the deck is a highlight. Rooms from $390.
Crowne Plaza Queenstown
Efficiently run and well priced, boasting an unbeatable lakeside location with views of the Remarkables mountain range. Rooms from $120.
18 Buckingham St.
Earthy, elegant dishes such as confit of rabbit with homemade black pudding. Entrees $30-$58.
Post Office Cafe
41 Ballarat St.
Bright, laid-back cafe that’s a cool spot for strong coffee ($2.50) and well-prepared breakfast items such as eggs on toast with smoked salmon ($12).
53 Robins Rd.
Smart and well-priced local hangout with a terrific selection of prepared foods and a comfy cafe area. Small plates $4-$13.
Alice Blackley offers half-day ($125) and full-day ($295) tours of artists’ studios and galleries. The company also arranges outdoor sketching workshops for all skill levels with local instructors (from $260).
2 Lower Stewart St.
Blackley’s new gallery showcases Queenstown-area artists.
Kapa Design Gallery
29 Rees St.
9A Earl St.
Nadene Milne Gallery
16 Buckingham St., Arrowtown