At the top of the list for budget things I could do in Queenstown was this walk. Although a little steep at the beginning, it does get better and even my dear friend Louise, who in her own words doesn't 'do' hills, managed it. In a couple of hours we had admired the view, sat in a basket sculpture (I know, aren't we just too crazy), had some cheese sandwiches and took photos for strangers.
I also got to use my amazing walking boots. They are probably the most expensive footwear I've ever bought but worth every penny. No blisters, no hard skin, no worries!