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American Express -- The office is at 59 Beach St. (tel. 03/442-7730).

Area Code -- The telephone area code (STD) for Queenstown is 03.

Currency Exchange -- Try Thomas Cook, 34 Camp St. (tel. 03/442-6403), or BNZ Bureau de Change, 11-13 Rees St. (tel. 03/442-5810).

Dentists -- For 24-hour service, call tel. 03/442-7274, 442-8580, or 442-2711.

Doctors -- The Queenstown Medical Centre is at 9 Isle St. (tel. 03/441-0500).

Emergencies -- For police, fire, or ambulance services, dial tel. 111.

Internet Access -- Internet Outpost, 26 Shotover St. (tel. 03/441-3018), open daily from 8:30am to 11:30pm, charges NZ$6 per hour. Budget Communications, above McDonald's in O'Connell's Mall (tel. 03/441-1562), is open daily from 9am until 11pm and charges from NZ$3 per hour.

Pharmacy -- Bradley's Pharmacy, 19 Rees St. (tel. 03/442-8338), is open daily from 8am to 10pm. After hours call tel. 03/442-9140.

Post Office -- The post office is tucked away behind the Pig & Whistle on Ballarat Street (tel. 03/442-7670). It's open Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 8pm, Saturday from 9am to 8pm, and Sunday 10am to 6pm.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.