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Welcome to the Official Queenstown Website.

Queenstown, New Zealand, is the Southern Hemisphere’s premier four season lake and alpine resort.

Feel inspired by Queenstown’s stunning scenery, huge range of activities and renowned warm welcome. Surrounded by majestic mountains and set on the shores of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu, the natural beauty and the unique energy of the region create the perfect backdrop for a holiday full of adventure, discovery and rejuvenation. You’ll find everything you need to plan your next trip to Queenstown, from accommodation options to the endless array of activities and attractions, as well as a full calendar of events for the year.

Why ski Queenstown this winter?

Don’t take our word for it, let real travellers show you. 

Four ski fields, epic mountain setting and vibrant après ski are just a few reasons why we call Queenstown SkiTown.

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Getting to Queenstown

Use the interactive map to learn more about how to get to Queenstown
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Milford Sound
Drive time: 5 hours 55 minutes
Te Anau
Drive time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Drive time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Drive time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Franz Joseph
Drive time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Fox Glacier
Drive time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Drive time: 3 hours
Aoraki / Mt Cook
Drive time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Drive time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Lake Tekapo
Drive time: 3 hours
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Drive time: 50 minutes

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Events in Queenstown

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Queenstown Village Rink

If the Village Green is the Winter Festival heart, the Queenstown Village Rink is the soul!

25 Aug

Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2017

Free to watch, this is your chance to see winter sports stars compete for glory in one of the world’s top winter sports events.

18 Nov

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon

One of the most scenic marathon courses in the world! This flat out beautiful course encapsulates the best highlights of the region.


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How Queenstown Became the Adventure Capital of the World

Queenstown was carved out of the land by glaciers, rivers and lakes, but it has been shaped by innovative adventurers and entrepreneurs from New Zealand and around the world.

How to get ski fit for your Queenstown winter holiday

Planning a ski trip with your mates? Check out these tips on what parts of the body to focus on to make sure you’re ski fit.

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Dreaming of blue skies and fun activities #queenstown #luge #southisland

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Adrenaline Kick: Test Your Limits in Queenstown

Gather up your courage and discover why Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world. Thrills and spills, crags and canyons, we have the intense thrills you're after.

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Surround yourself with people who see physical activity as a fun way to explore the world and add enjoyment to life. ‍️Too many people see exercise as a chore that has to be done so they can eat more crap... Yesterday was rad, we saw some incredible countryside and tackled some mammoth hills . I might not be in a training block at the moment but I'm still loving being active and getting that sweaty, happy endorphin high from overcoming obstacles and pushing myself. All the more fun having @special_ed_11 around to share it with. #babesridebikes #tri365 #cyclingshots #im703wa #triathlon #triathlete #triathlontraining #cycling #trigirlz #trilife #swimbikerun #venusbikes #bikegirls #pumpnpedals #pnpservice #garminau #specializedwmn #wymtm #virbadventures #allergictoaverage #fromwhereiride #mtbgirls #cyclingnewzealand #fatadaptedathlete #queenstowntrail #nzcycling #mtb

Drinks with friends on Steamer Wharf Queenstown

A Queenstown Food Adventure

Discover Queenstown’s world famous food and wine, and go on a food adventure with some of these delicious ideas.

Finally got around to dealing with my holiday pictures from NZ on my camera.... spent this rainy Sunday re-living an awesome time and planning our next snowboard adventure #queenstown #newzealand #snowboarding #snowboardholiday #theremarkables #adventure #love #kisses