Welcome to Queenstown

The Southern Hemisphere's premier four season lake and alpine resort

Welcome to the Official Queenstown website. 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.

Getting 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
Drive time: 55 minutes
Drive time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Drive time: 50 minutes

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Events in Queenstown

19-25 Apr

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

A festival that runs over 5 days and includes activities and events for all.

1-4 Jun

LUMA Light Festival


21-24 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.

Savour the tastes of Autumn with these top five dining spots

Discover MiNDFOOD's favourite Autumn dining spots in Queenstown.

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Be inspired by Queenstowners making a difference

Behind the bustling town and jaw-dropping views of Queenstown you’ll find a community of proud, hard-working people doing incredible things.

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Craft beer inspired by Queenstown

Meet Jay Sherwood the producer of Lake & Wood, a handcrafted beer using delicious ingredients taken from the surrounding landscape.

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FriYay Last week mission with @jennynoumea The week-end is next door #hiking #mountain #liveoutside #outdoors #lakeadventures #benlomond #queenstownlife #newzealand

A Pinot Noir expert's guide to Autumn in Queenstown

Meet Christopher Keys the Winemaker at Gibbston Valley Winery. Find out why Christopher is so passionate about Gibbston Valley and the wines that come from there.

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Kate Fluker's top 6 Autumn trails in Queenstown

Kate Fluker is a professional mountain biker and discovered her love for mountain biking when she moved to Queenstown. Kate shares her top 6 Autumn trails in Queenstown.

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