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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.

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

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.

31 Dec

New Year's Eve 2018 - 31 Dec

Where better to celebrate New Year's Eve and bring in the New Year than one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

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.

15 Jan

ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018

New Zealand is hosting the ICC Under19 Cricket World Cup 2018. Make sure you come and see the future stars of cricket, entry is free!

23-24 Jun

Queenstown Winter Festival 2018

The Queenstown Winter Festival celebrates the start of winter like only Queenstown can.

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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.

Long Weekend Getaway Guide

If you’re making the most of the extra day off this Labour Weekend and heading in Queenstown’s direction, here’s your long weekend getaway guide.

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mountain biking up the gondola in at the Queenstown Bike Park overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables

Five of Queenstown's top mountain biking spots

Queenstown’s world class mountain biking trails literally start at your doorstep. Here are our five world class locations and local tips to get you started on your Queenstown riding ventures.

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Four epic trails runs from Queenstown

Queenstown is one of those New Zealand destinations which attracts more than its fair share of active travellers and for those keen to keep up their trail running regime, there are miles and miles of trails to explore all over...

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Top picks for picnics in Queenstown

Fill your picnic basket with lunch from a local café or takeaway store, and head to one of our top picks for picnic spots, all within 25 minutes’ drive from central Queenstown.

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Spring is on in Queenstown

Spring is here and it’s a great season to visit Queenstown. Read more to find out ways to enjoy this fun season in the region.

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