EAT & DRINK
Steamer Wharf is situated right on the edge of Lake Wakatipu and is a popular spot with views down to Walter and Cecil Peak over the Remarkables and Queenstown.
Cuisine with an amazing view.
There’s a diverse choice to restaurants and bars from Delicious Seafood to pub grub, vietnamese and a cocktail bar.
Enjoy the famous wines and tastes of New Zealand, all on the waters edge.
MAKE YOUR OWN
Enter an intricately carved ice world, go back in time in on Queenstown’s century old steam ship or become a detective in an escape room. It's time to make memories you’ll never forget.
Cuisine on the only authentic coal-fired passenger carrying steamship left in the southern hemisphere.
Enter a world crafted purely of ICE. Everything from the walls and furniture to the bar and intricately hand carved statues are made from over 18 tonnes of crystal clear ICE.
Be fully immersed in a mind-blowing, virtual reality world. This is a stunning, leading edge VR escape room experience.
From a small wooden jetty and timber yard to the tourist hub that is Steamer Wharf today, the story of Steamer Wharf reflects the history of Queenstown itself.
Commercial shipping on Lake Wakatipu quickly became a lucrative business
Gold is discovered in Arrowtown in 1862 and starts the subsequent Otago gold rush.
The original structure of Steamer Wharf was a small private jetty owned and built in 1863 by timber company Robertson and Company.
The jetty is constructed in Queenstown catering to the private companies operating sail and steam ships around the lake.
An upgrade to the jetty meant the Robertson & Co wharf became the primary docking place for larger vessels.
Alongside a jetty upgrade, an early settler Daniel McBride acquires the timber yards and wharf along with two steamers the Antrim and Venus.