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1. Posted by hoboboz (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hey there,

I am about to travel to Queenstown. Does anybody have some information about cheap places to stay, activities, in particular the bungy jump thrillogy (prices) and where to go for a few beers and a dance at night? Any help is really appreciated.


2. Posted by akiwiroo (Budding Member 37 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!


Once you arrive in NZ, pick up a copy of the back backers guide, it will give a percentage rating of the hostel. You can pick this up from anywhere in the arrival halls along with infomation centres.

A great bar to visit is Abey Road and here if you purchase a drink you go in the draw to win some attractions such as bundgy ect.... Another great way of getting a cheap deal especially in Queenstown is to check out the back packers notice boards they are generally full of vouchers for sale that travellers sell for extra money. These usually are vouchers they have won at the bars from the evening prior.

Whilst in Queenstown: don't miss going to The Milford Sounds you will be a NINI if you didn't, you can also go for day trips as well.

Enjoy & Happy Travels

3. Posted by hoboboz (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for the info akiwiroo!

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3908 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I would highly recommend parascending in Queenstown -it's a great buzz and the view is amazing.

5. Posted by hey_monkee (Respected Member 430 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Pinewood Lodge is a nice place to stay. A wide range of backpackers, lots of them workers stay here. Its set back bit (about 5 mins walk) from the centre of the town and is therefore quieter compared to lotsa backpackers'. They try to place you in a room with similar minded travellers which is nice - eg. if you're gonna be a long termer over the snow season, or if you're just in town for a bit of a party :)

6. Posted by hmclehto (Full Member 142 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Same recommendation Pinewood lodge top spot. Also visit Arrowtown on your travels. Good luck