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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
Invercargill
Drive time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Dunedin
Drive time: 3 hours 40 minutes
Franz Joseph
Drive time: 4 hours 30 minutes
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Drive time: 4 hours 5 minutes
Haast
Drive time: 3 hours
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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 Apr

Through the Valley - Ft Dave Dobbyn, Fly My Pretties, Rhythmonyx, The Butlers + More

Through The Valley - April 20th 2019, Easter Long weekend Event, ft some of New Zealand finest musical talent www.throughthevalley.co.nz for more info

23 Apr
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  • 23 Apr 2019

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

Come to Arrowtown and enjoy a week full of fun events for people of all ages and nationalities.

31 May
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  • 31 May 2019

LUMA

Lighting up Queenstown Gardens for a very special weekend.

20 Jun
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  • 20 Jun 2019

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 2019

Launching New Zealand’s snow and ski season in style, the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival is as fresh as the season’s first powder!

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Paragliding coronet peak Queenstown adventure

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.

NZ Golf Open

Queenstown welcomes the 100th NZ Golf Open

Professionals, amateurs, past winners, celebrities and golfing heroes are gearing up to join the field in celebration of the 100th New Zealand Open Championship.

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A bunch of ways to tour Queenstown wineries

Hop on a shuttle, bike around the vines, or go on a guided wine tour – there’s all sorts of ways to taste the terroir, and plenty more to eat, see and do along the way.

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Meet Steve Norton – a Queenstown adventure pioneer

Steve Norton was there when bungy began and he established New Zealand’s biggest paragliding school. We find out why Queenstown still gets his heart racing.

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Backcountry hiking at Cardrona

Five ways experts explore the outdoors in Queenstown

From rivers to mountaintops, Queenstown’s natural playground offers some of New Zealand’s best experiences for lovers of the great outdoors. Here’s your must-do list.

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How to make the most of a winter evening in Queenstown

In Queenstown, the fun doesn’t stop when the chairlifts do. Here are seven of the best after-dark experiences.

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