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Sunshine Bay

Only a handful of places on earth feature such picturesque landscapes as New Zealand. Queenstown, a resort destination on New Zealand's South Island, is home to many of the country's best vistas. Located within Queenstown, Sunshine Bay is a holidaymaker's haven on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Sunshine Bay offers visitors everything from challenging nature trails in the mountains to fishing expeditions on the lake. Many visitors choose to plan daytrips to Sunshine Bay to enjoy the water sports and outdoor activities, whilst staying at the many comfortable, Queenstown resorts.

  • Lake Wakatipu, a glacial lake, is an excellent place for fishing and can be accessed from Sunshine Bay; the rich population of salmon and trout are a big draw for fishing enthusiasts.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Sunshine Bay at the Queenstown Gardens, the Ben Lomond Scenic Reserve, and the Queenstown Recreational Reserve.
  • Queenstown has a reputation of hosting some of the best resorts in New Zealand, a number of which are located within Sunshine Bay, ensuring visitors may enjoy a variety of world class accommodation.

The Queenstown International Airport is located about 10 kilometres from Sunshine Bay, and provides domestic service and international flights from Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Rental cars and taxis are available at the airport. Guests may also choose to take the Connectabus service into the city centre, and secure taxi service to Sunshine Bay destinations. The Super Shuttle service provides pick-up and drop-off services from any location within Queenstown, and offers a great deal on fares. Explore the Queenstown city centre on foot or with local taxis, water taxi services are also available.

Hotels in Sunshine Bay

Recommended hotels

From US$146

1 Heritage Queenstown

4 stars
4.3 / 5 42 reviews

91 Fernhill Road Map

Stay 2 Nights & Save 10%

Offering stunning views of the Remarkables mountain range and the glittering waters of Lake Wakatipu, Heritage Hotel Queenstown makes for an ideal haven of tranquillity and relaxation in this... More

Great hotel
Everything was good except the limited 500MB Limit per day
4 Aug 2015
From US$275

2 Platinum Queenstown - Luxury Villas

4 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

96 Fernhill Road Map

Boasting self-serviced units with scenic views of Lake Wakatipu, Platinum Queenstown - Luxury Villas makes for an ideal retreat for holidaymakers visiting Queenstown. Vacationers at this chic New... More

Dont expect daily cleans
I chose this place as i have stayed here previously and loved the view. Its no longer owned by heritage across the road, but is still well run by the friendly staff The stay was great but my...
3 Aug 2014
From US$997

3 Azur Luxury Lodge Queenstown

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

23 McKinnon Terrace Map

Featuring stunning Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables and Cecil & Walter Peaks views, the 3.5-acre Azur Luxury Lodge Queenstown makes for a relaxing and scenic holiday destination in this part of New... More

From US$463

4 Evergreen Lodge

5 stars
Not yet reviewed

28 Evergreen Place Map

Offering cosy spaces with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, Evergreen Lodge Queenstown makes for an ideal holiday getaway in Queenstown. Tourists at this New Zealand... More

From US$129

5 Alta Apartments

5 stars
4.5 / 5 6 reviews

89 Thompson Street Map

Stay 3 Nights & Save 48%

With lavish self-catering accommodations nestled on the foothills in the tranquil inner city, Alta Apartments makes for a fitting base for cosmopolitan travellers in this Otago resort town in New... More

Fantastic family rendezvous
Great location, stunning views and 10 min stroll into town centre. 20 min drive to Coronet Peak ski field. Roomy & stylish apartment with all amenities you need.
1 Sep 2015
From US$105

6 Mercure Queenstown Resort

4 stars
4.5 / 5 94 reviews

Sainsbury Road Map

Rate includes Breakfast

Featuring a stylish, modern alpine theme to accentuate the spectacular views of surrounding areas and combined with warm, friendly service, the Mercure Queenstown Resort will certainly make your... More

Great View. Patchy Performance.
A little out of town and with a great view, this hotel disappointed at times. The WiFi was probably our worst in NZ. It took too long for a faulty lamp to be fixed and the overall room lighting...
18 Dec 2015
From US$97

7 Tanoa Aspen Hotel

3 stars
4.1 / 5 34 reviews

139 Fern Hill Road Map

Save 10%

Echoing an alpine atmosphere, Tanoa Aspen Hotel Queenstown offers comfortable accommodations set in an idyllic location with scenic views of Lake Wakatipu and Remarkables Mountain Range. This... More

Great place to wake up.
We had a great stay, and used the restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. Very helpful staff, especially with booking of trips and activities.
13 Apr 2015
From US$19

8 Base Queenstown

5 stars
3.8 / 5 6 reviews

49 Shotover Street Map

Comfortable, budget-friendly and cosy, Base Queenstown Hostel offers a haven for adventurous vacationers exploring the areas and attractions of Queenstown in New Zealand. Apart from jet boating,... More

From US$167

9 Crowne Plaza QUEENSTOWN

3 stars
4.4 / 5 12 reviews

93 Beach Street Map

Overlooking the Lake Wakatipu, Crowne Plaza QUEENSTOWN is not to be missed if you want to enjoy some fine hospitality with an unmatched location and scenery. GeneralA well equipped conference... More

It was a good break for me
I had a great time in Queenstown enjoyed the cruise on Lake Wakatipu, loved the Fergburger i brought with me 5 Fergburgers gave them to my friends and now they want to come to Queenstown, I love...
22 Dec 2015
From US$96

10 Heartland Hotel Queenstown

3 stars
4.4 / 5 24 reviews

27 Stanley Street Map


Offering warm welcome and high quality of comforts, this property makes you to feel at home. GeneralGuests can avail the services of photocopying, fax as well as currency exchange. During leisure,... More

Beautiful hotel
The hotel was good with a great interior with separate bathroom. Wide balcony was good.
10 Oct 2015
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