backpackers

New party venue

By MATTHEW MCKEW Reggae in the Park’s back for another year to celebrate the legacy of Jamaican music legend Bob Marley — but it’ll be held in a new location. Thousands annually pack in to Queenstown Gardens every February 6 to...

Target ‘ultra-premium’

By GUY WILLIAMS New tourism minister Stuart Nash says a ban on hiring vans without loos '‘won’t make any difference’’ to visitor numbers to Queenstown when international travel resumes. Nash, who met Queenstown mayor Jim Boult and tourism business owners in...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Expensive flights, visa issues and fluctuating lockdowns could offer a new opportunity for Queenstown as the international destination from within for young Kiwis. It’s an idea put forward by St Moritz Hotel manager Jo Finnigan, who wants to find...

Re-think on hostel demo

A big demo job looms to build a huge new backpackers in central Queenstown. A five-level, 256-person Jucy Snooze backpackers will be built on the corner of Camp and Memorial Streets. As Mountain Scene reported in March, the intention was to add...
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