Bath House Cafe, Queenstown

When we were in Queenstown on Saturday 27 October we re-visited a cafe that we haven’t been to for many years and it was so wonderful we returned again before leaving town. It was bright and comfortable, the food and coffees were delicious and it feels very special being right on the shore by Lake Wakatipu. Queenstown is an alpine resort town and its a two hour drive from where we live in Gore.




We sat inside, immediately on the other side of these umbrellas (below)


See the left-hand yellow snowflake – I sat right behind there


The cake was chocolate almond cake


Cake so good that we returned later for another slice


The gondola goes most of the way up Bob’s Peak shown in this snowflake view


View from my seat, looking toward Lake Wakatipu. The far mountain is the iconic landmark of Walter Peak. The historic steamship TSS Earnslaw takes tourists to the Walter Peak High Country Farm multiple times every day. Its a marvellous trip!


My photo was optimised for the outside view. Nigel’s photo shows the real colours


The toilet doors were interesting. Instead of Men, Women and Staff they had Kings, Queens and Servants! Here’s my photo of the Queens door…


Nigel took a photo of the tiled floor and pedestal basin in the Kings loo


If you visit Queenstown don’t miss the Bath House Cafe. Bonus is that its right by Queenstown Gardens so you can take a walk through the gardens afterwards

Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)


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    1. That cake was simply the best! Its quite neat that there are two different routes from Gore to Queenstown so we sometimes do it as a round trip and enjoy all the variety of the different scenery along the way.

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        1. Just got back from another Queenstown trip to collect the new lenses for my glasses. That cake wasn’t in the cabinet this time but we had a piece of very fruity, tangy cake that was equally delicious!

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    1. If you can find a spot away from the crowds, Queenstown and its surrounds are very beautiful. We find we need to arrive early around 9am and then we can find parking and don’t have to battle our way through the throngs! As for the cake, one of the best I’ve ever tasted!


  1. What an imaginative building and beautiful spot right on the lake! The crown strikes me as quite fanciful and I did chuckle at you going back for second on cake later in the day. The TSS Earnslaw trip sounds like fun.

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