Nau mai, Haere mai. Welcome to Queenstown.

Nestled amidst New Zealand's spectacular alpine landscapes, Queenstown offers more than just a getaway.

Venture further, immerse yourself in nature and connect with the land and community. Queenstown invites you to slow down, experience more and become a temporary local.

In Queenstown, it's not just about the present, it’s about the future too. Learn more about Queenstown’s regenerative future and 2030 carbon zero ambition here.

Welcome to our backyard. Let's keep it special.


Travel to a Thriving Future

In Queenstown, everyone wants to keep this place special.

 Queenstown Lakes is aiming to be a carbon zero visitor economy by 2030. The Queenstown Lakes regenerative tourism plan is centered around people and place, and sets out to ensure that everyone can enjoy this place for years to come. We would love for you to join the mission, get involved, and use the stories to inspire other destinations. You can learn more here.

Explore the Best Time to Visit Queenstown


March - May


June - August


September - November


December - February

Queenstown Event & Festival Guide

02 Mar
events Markets 02 Mar 2024

Remarkables Market

Remarkables Market offers locals and visitors alike the opportunity to purchase high quality local...

06 Mar
events Volunteer 06 Mar 2024

Community Nursery Summer Evening Sessions

We're thrilled to announce the start of our Community Nursery Summer Evening Sessions, especially...

06 Mar
events Volunteer 06 Mar 2024

QMTBC Wednesday Night Digs

Grab your bike and join the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club each week for their Wednesday Night Digs!...

07 Apr
events Family Friendly 07 Apr 2024

Community Tree Planting

Community planting days are a great chance to head out to a beautiful location, get your hands dirty...

25 Apr
events Music 25 Apr 2024

Arrowtown Autumn Festival

The Arrowtown Autumn Festival proudly brought to you by Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen, is an...

15 Feb
events Sporting 15 Feb 2025

Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon & Trail Runs

The Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon & Trail Runs give you the chance to experience the...

Our People, Our Home

Queenstown is a place of stunning landscapes and unrivalled energy, but beyond the towering mountains and beautiful lakes, lies its most treasured gem – the people.


 Watch the mini-series to meet the passionate locals who make up the fabric of Queenstown’s vibrant community.



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