Places to eat with student groups in Queenstown
School field trips and student groups are often budget conscious, and it can be tricky to find places to eat happy to host large groups. Here’s our pick of places geared up for good eating for young groups.
- Where: 42 Shotover Street, Queenstown
- Price: From $11.50*
- Contact: fergburger.com or email Joy Mulrey to order vouchers.
Have you even been to Queenstown if you haven’t eaten at Ferg Burger? From their eponymous beef burger to their yummy Ferg-lafel, their menu has spectacular burger action for miles. Pie lovers can mosey next door to Fergbaker for Ferg Pie and a Boston Cream donut.
With next to no seats at Ferg’s, phone ahead to order to skip the queue or pre-order vouchers for your students. Then grab your goodies and head down to sit by the lake.
- Where: 3 Searle Lane, Queenstown or 19 Grant Road, Frankton.
- Price: From $18 for two tacos and a soft drink.*
- Contact: tacomedic.co.nz or email Claire Murphy to book a talk.
This local institution is famous for its homemade tortillas stuffed with delicious fresh ingredients. This is fast food elevated to health food, but without losing any of the yum. All food is gluten-free and feeding vegans and vegetarians is a cinch.
The Frankton Taqueria has group seating. The Taco Medic team are also happy to talk to your group about building a successful hospitality business, food tourism, marketing, or health, safety and compliance.
- Where: 7-9 the Mall, Queenstown.
- Price: From $17.95 for a small pizza.*
- Contact: winnies.co.nz or email them to discuss group bookings.
For pizza fans, with plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options. Winnies love hosting groups, and they’re great with kids. Good for a relaxed, fun vibe, and some quality people watching on Queenstown Mall.
Lord of the Fries
- Where: 27 Brecon Street, Queenstown.
- Price: From $15.*
- Contact: lordofthefries.co.nz or email Fernada Roux to pre-order or book.
Part of the vegan fast-food movement, Lord of the Fries serves up plant-based burgers and snags along with super tasty fries. Sustainable nosh for your students, and a great conversation starter about the future of food.
- Where: 47 Camp Street, Queenstown.
- Price: From $8 for breakfast and $18 for dinner group platters.*
- Contact: misslucys.co.nz or email Matt Healy to pre-order or book.
A roof top pizzeria, with woodfired pizzas, jalapeno poppers, fries, and wings. They also do breakfast butties. Book a talk with manager Matt Healy for insights into accommodation and hospitality in Queenstown.
Erik’s Fish & Chips
- Where: 13 Earl Street, Queenstown.
- Price: From $10.*
- Contact: eriksfishandchips.co.nz.
For when fish and chips on the lakefront feels like the answer to your field trip food prayers. Classic cod and chips, seafood, and a range of vegetarian options, including kumara and red onion wedges and cauliflower bites. The kitchen is gluten, dairy, and nut free, so good for allergies and dietary requirements. Pick up or delivery available.
The Market Kitchen at Skyline
- Where: Bob’s Peak, Queenstown, at the top of the gondola.
- Price: From $21 for a combo meal shared platter (must be pre-booked).*
- Contact: skyline.co.nz or email Collette Rogers to book, organise a talk and activities.
Combine a ride up the gondola with lunch. The Market Kitchen’s combo meal shared platter is ideal for groups, with pizza, fried chicken, fish, chips, onion rings or salad and a soft drink. You can book an educational talk on the history of Skyline, visitor trends, community and sustainability, and the future of tourism in Queenstown. Skyline also offers group discounts on the gondola and the luge.
High tea or BBQ lunch on the TSS Earnslaw
- Where: Steamer Wharf, Queenstown.
- Price: From $35 for students including afternoon tea. Gourmet BBQ lunch from $65.* Minimum group of 10 students and 1 adult.
- Contact: realjourneys.co.nz or email Fiona Boffy to book and organise a talk.
Take a cruise across Lake Wakatipu to a high-country farm in the oldest hand-fired steamship in the southern hemisphere. The Real Journey’s team can talk to your group on a number of topics, from careers in adventure tourism to conservation. After your talk, take a farm tour and enjoy afternoon tea in the homestead, or come for lunch and enjoy a gourmet BBQ feast.
Planning your student group visit to Queenstown
If you’re planning an educational field trip to Queenstown for your school, college, or university we’re here to help. Use our student groups information hub, or contact the Queenstown Convention Bureau team and we can give you information and advice.
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