554 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Photo courtesy of Sherwood
SherwoodWelcome to one of Queenstown's most versatile venues. Formerly a 1980s motel—check out the quirky Tudor-style exterior—Sherwood's now been reborn as a stylish destination in a hilltop location around two miles from the center of town. There are still well-priced accommodations on offer, but the tastier focus here is the hip bistro and bar. The seasonal menu spotlights local meats including salmon, lamb, and venison, and a well-curated drink list includes just maybe New Zealand's most eclectic assembly of wines as well as craft beer from Queenstown's Altitude Brewing. Check out Sherwood's Facebook page for its occasional live-music and comedy nights, or sign up for daily yoga and well-being sessions to provide balance between virtue and vice.