13. Queenstown – World’s Most Incredible Cities

Insider’s guide to Queenstown in New Zealand, ranked #13 in our countdown of ‘100 Most Incredible Cities in the World’.

Insider’s tips

Damian Chaparro
Wellness architect, Aro Ha Wellness Retreat


World-class 360° views are your reward for a three-hour climb up Ben Lomond Peak.

There is nothing like climbing mountains.


Have a Thai Margarita and appetisers at The Blue Door.

This 1870s bar takes you back to the Otago gold rush.


Whether dining for two or 20, ask for a private room at Botswana Butchery.

Delicious, intimate, and top-quality locally sourced ingredients.


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