Travel App's That Help!

We list the best App’s that we've personally used and out customers have told us about to help you on your visit to Queenstown

Technology is a gift that, if used wisely, can save us an enormous amount of time and open up a world of information.

Thinking about coming to visit Queenstown?  Well, you’ve got your accommodation sorted with us  - so we’ve compiled a list of what we think are the best apps and web sites to help you organise your thoughts and plan your adventure down under!

This list are all Apps and the links are to their websites for further information.  So head over to your app store and search on the name below and you should bring the app up easily!

Queenstown Restaurants and Bars


Book for an early meal and get 50% off your dinner for up to 4 people!  First table, now a global success was born here in Queenstown and is the best app to download for getting out and enjoying our vibrant bar, café and restaurant scene!

MenuLog, DineIn and FoodOnQ 

For restaurants and cafes that will deliver to our apartments so you can stay in and enjoy the cosy rooms while watching Netflix!


We'd imagine that all of these below App’s are already well known to you, but you never know! Most operators in Queenstown are able to communicate in one or all of these apps as they understand that a short break visitor may not buy a new SIM but rather just use the free WiFi about town.





SB App Waze


There are a lot of app's that cover transport when travelling.  These are the top few we have used and we know work!

Air NZ - Just book and come on down!

Choice - QLDC / Bus Schedule – its new and should make catching the public transport super easy

Google Maps 

Waze – Best route in real time (accounts for road works, traffic delays and accidents - simply awesome)


Rentalcars - global and easy to use!

TrafficCamNZ – Live photos from internet accessible traffic cameras – see what the queues are really like!


Snowforcast – if you are here for winter then this is one of the best resort app's on the market

Windy - simply put - this is a great weather app with live maps so no marketing jargon!  Get the real picture!

Traveling General

The following apps are general apps that are nice to have and kinda useful!

TopoMaps+ - By backpackers for backpackers – Topo Maps of NZ! Great if you are here for a wee trail exploration!

Travel Journal - there are so many to choose from - and exactly what the name says – a digital tool to track you awesome adventure in Queenstown 

Oanda Currency Exchange – App

Google Translate – App

SkiTracks – App

Stuff – App – For local news before you arrive (and not hopefully because you ‘made the news’!)

Lakes Weekly Bulletin – for Local News, Weather and Traffic Reports, Events, Photos, and much, much more!


But nothing beats talking to us!  We are locals who have lived and played here for generations and know every part of this wonderful town and would be delighted to share our knowledge and help you have the best stay in Queenstown!

SB Apps Snow