The surrounding Queenstown region

The Southern Lakes area, in the south west corner of the South Island, is a diverse region made up of spectacular scenery and awesome landscapes, with several beautiful towns populating the region.

The region has a colourful and rich history and a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit that has helped shaped the region as a major tourism hub today. The world famous landscapes provide the backdrop for many attractions, adventure activities, nature tours and a huge range of experiences.

Find out more about the towns and areas that surround Queenstown, including Arrowtown, Glenorchy, Kingston, Fiordland and Wanaka.

Queenstown New Zealand and Southern Lakes region

Regions and towns near Queenstown

Together with Queenstown, the following destinations make up the Southern Lakes region of New Zealand.

Arrowtown

 Queenstown surrounds: Arrowtown

Arrowtown

Queenstown surrounds: Arrowtown

17, May 2011
Arrowtown is our closest neighbour and attracts visitors to explore its heritage, historic buildings, museum, great restaurants and stunning scenery.

Visit the Arrowtown page to find out more
 

Glenorchy

 Queenstown surrounds: Glenorchy

Glenorchy

Queenstown surrounds: Glenorchy

17, May 2011
Well known as a key location during the filming of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Glenorchy is a quiet township with a great atmosphere and an exciting range of outdoors activities.

Visit the Glenorchy page to find out more

Kingston

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05, November 2015
The pretty little town at the south end of Lake Wakatipu and home to the famous but now retired Kingston Flyer . A great 45 minute lakeside drive from Queenstown, Kingston is perfect for a day trip or a stop on the way to Fiordland.

 Visit the Kingston page to find out more

Fiordland

 Queenstown surrounds: Fiordland

Fiordland

Queenstown surrounds: Fiordland

17, May 2011
You could take a day trip here from Queenstown, or spend the night in Fiordland to enjoy the world famous fiords, scenery and wildlife. It's an unforgettable nature experience!

Visit the Fiordland page to find out more

Lake Wanaka

 Queenstown surrounds: Wanaka

Wanaka

Queenstown surrounds: Wanaka

17, May 2011
A 50 minute drive from Queenstown over the stunning Crown Range, Lake Wanaka is a picturesque lakeside town with many experiences on offer.

Visit the Lake Wanaka page to find out more