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Pup Yeah! Itinerary for a fur-friendly stay in Queenstown

Apr 5, 2024  ·  4 min read

Planning a holiday can be doggone stressful for even the least-attached pawrents. To kennel or not to kennel? That’s not even a question. If your pampered pooch’s idea of a perfect doggy vaycay is less communal housing and more five-star service, you’ve come to the right place. Now that accommodation is sorted (not to mention our rooms come with fetching features including a poochie cute mini bar and decadent dogs’ dinner menu), we’ve rounded up an itinerary of fur-friendly local spots to enjoy with your canine companion.


Queenstown Gardens

A picturesque oasis located within walking distance of the town centre and QT. This lush green space offers a network of walking trails where you and your pup can meander through beautifully landscaped gardens, alongside tranquil ponds, and under the shade of towering trees. With designated off-leash areas, your furry friend can frolic freely while you take in the stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains.

Queenstown Gardens

Queenstown Hill Time Walk This scenic trail offers stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Dogs are allowed on a leash, making it a great option for a leisurely stroll.

Frankton Track This lakeside walkway stretches from Queenstown to Frankton and offers beautiful views of Lake Wakatipu. Dogs are welcome on a leash, and there are plenty of spots to stop and take in the scenery along the way.

Kelvin Peninsula Track This track loops around the Kelvin Heights Peninsula and offers stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Dogs are allowed on a leash, and there are plenty of picnic spots along the way.

Jacks Point Track Located just a short drive from Queenstown, this scenic track offers panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. Dogs are allowed on a leash, and the trail is relatively easy, making it suitable for all fitness levels.


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Cafes and Restaurants

Phew all that walking, sniffing and wagging has worked up an appetite. These are our pet-approved local haunts for coffees, cakes and hearty sustenance – and all are dog friendly.

Yonder This trendy cafe features brunch classics and artisanal coffee. Dogs are welcome in the outdoor seating area. 14 Church Street, Queenstown

Bespoke Kitchen Known for its healthy and wholesome fare, Bespoke Kitchen is our favourite for nutritional nourishment (needed after a few too many Fergburgers!) They offer outdoor seating where you can dine with your pup by your side. 9 Isle Street, Queenstown

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Patagonia Chocolates Indulge your sweet tooth at Patagonia Chocolates, known for its delectable desserts and artisanal chocolates. They offer outdoor seating where you can enjoy your treats with your canine companion. 31 Ramshaw Lane, Arrowtown

The Bathhouse Cafe Lakefront lounging and elevated fare on the edge of the Queenstown Gardens, The Bathhouse Cafe offers picturesque views and a dog-friendly outdoor seating area. 38 Marine Parade


Amisfield Winery & Bistro You may have a ruff time getting your dog inside the hatted restaurant, but Amisfield often welcomes well-behaved dogs in their outdoor seating area, where you can enjoy lush views of the surrounding vineyards. 10 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Frankton

Plenty of dog friendly cafes and wineries can be found in Queenstown
Pup-friendly outdoor area at Amisfield

Wooing Tree Vineyard This Cromwell-based winery is known for its relaxed atmosphere and picturesque surroundings. They often allow dogs in their outdoor seating area, making it a lovely spot to enjoy a glass of wine with your furry friend. 7 Wolter Crescent, Cromwell

Mount Edward Winery This Cromwell-based gem is known for its organic and biodynamic practices. Dogs are welcome in outdoor areas. 34 Coalpit Rd, Gibbston

Akarua Winery & Kitchen by Artisan Situated in Bannockburn, Akarua Winery offers wine tastings and meals at their restaurant. Well-behaved dogs are often permitted in outdoor areas. 210 Cairnmuir Road, Bannockburn

Peregrine Wines Located in Gibbston Valley, Peregrine Wines is known for its striking architecture and excellent wines. Avid conservationists and animal lovers, they often allow dogs in their outdoor area, a lovely setting to enjoy their wines with your canine companion. 2127 Gibbston Highway

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