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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.

Make Queenstown Your Town this Spring!

Spring Town, Queenstown! 

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

Skiing, golfing or partying? Why choose when you can have it all in one Spring day in Queenstown NZ? Start planning your Spring break now.

Start Planning Spring

Getting to Queenstown


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Queenstown
Milford Sound
Drive time: 5 hours 55 minutes
Te Anau
Drive time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Invercargill
Drive time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Dunedin
Drive time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Franz Joseph
Drive time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Fox Glacier
Drive time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Haast
Drive time: 3 hours
Aoraki / Mt Cook
Drive time: 3 hours 50 minutes
Christchurch
Drive time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Lake Tekapo
Drive time: 3 hours
Cromwell
Drive time: 55 minutes
Wanaka
Drive time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cardrona
Drive time: 50 minutes

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Events in Queenstown

20-23 Oct

Queenstown JazzFest 2017

40th Queenstown Jazz Festival. Celebrating The Past & Looking To The Future! Queenstown JazzFest 20th - 23rd October 2017

7 Jan

Arts and Crafts Market

Queenstown's Arts & Craft Market set in the beautiful backdrop of Lake Wakatipu. Find us Every Saturday at Earnslaw Park.

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.

2 Sep

Gay Ski Week QT Opening Party

Join us for a relaxed evening to catch up with friends old and new. The World Bar is a great venue for the Opening Party of Gay Ski Week QT 2017

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.

Flying over The Remarkables

6 Things That Take Longer Than a Flight to Queenstown

Queenstown may seem a world away, but in reality - it’s easy, and fast, to get to.
Plus, when you think about it, there are lots of tedious things that take longer than a flight across the Tasman – and directly...

The best ⛷ instructor @tassjajade ✌🏼️ First time I've skied in 8 years! On top of the world. Cardrona alpine ski resort, South Island NZ

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5 Must Do's Off the Slopes in Spring

Spring is the season when you can enjoy the best of both worlds: snowy mountains and green valleys. There are tones of activities to enjoy before or after hitting the slopes in Queenstown.

Yeeeew sick weekend! #skiing #k2 #skibum #myfavouriterun #gopro #coronetpeak #queenstowninsider

Snowboarder riding at The Remarkables ski field

Spring Skiing - All You Need to Know

Spring is one of our favourite times to hit the slopes. The sun is out, there's more time to pack fun in and wearing 80's outfits is totally acceptable.

Spring skiing is the BEST 😆 #slushy #hadtodoit #sunnyshreddays @thegoscope @gopro