You are spoilt for choice with a fantastic range of places to eat in Queenstown, no matter what your eating preference and budget. We’ve divided up the options according to family restaurants & cafes that provide Breakfast, Lunch, and/or Dinner, and dining venues that provide entertainment with your meal.



Waitiri Creek Winery & RestaurantWaitiri Creek competition

Church Lane
SH 6 Gibbston
Central Otago
Phone: 03 441 3315

With a wonderful outdoor dining area for children to run around in, set next to the Gibbston Valley River Walk and hosted inside a beautiful former church, Waitiri Creek is a dining experience not to be missed.  Beautiful food accompanied by renowned Waitiri Creek Wines; the children’s options are sure to please too.


Hawthorne Drive
(Remarkable Park Shopping Centre)

Located in Remarkables Park shopping area (close to the aiport), Hamills has an excellent selection of pizzas (including gluten free pizzas), drinks and meals.  They have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, colouring pictures for the kids, bathrooms onsite and GREAT coffee for the parents!

Vudu Cafe and Larder

16 Rees St, Queenstown

Located right downtown in the heart of Queenstown, this is a beautiful cafe.  If it is a nice day, there are tables outside with lake views, and plenty of room for strollers.  There is a great breakfast and lunch menu, as well as lovely cabinet food and yummy baking.  There’s something to please everyone here and a bathroom onsite too.

Dinner & Entertainment

Skyline Gondola, Restaurant & Luge

Why not treat the kids to a ride up the gondola in the evening – delight in the awe-inspiring panoramic views across Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, Coronet Peak, and the Remarkables – and treat the family to the sumptuous buffet dinner and “kiwi haka” entertainment?

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This information was compiled by the Kiwi Families team.

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