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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.

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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
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

25 Jul

Mid-Season Night Ski Party

Make sure to join us for the mid-season Night Ski Party up at Coronet Peak, featuring Aroha & MC Tali, followed by Che Fu and King Kapisi.

24 Aug

Audi quattro Winter Games NZ

This will be the sixth edition of the Audi quattro Winter Games NZ, taking place during August and September 2018 in Queenstown, Wanaka and Naseby.

1-9 Sep

Winter Pride 2018

Winter Pride (formerly Gay Ski Week QT) is a festival that encourages locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate their diversity.

11-14 Sep

Jossi Wells Invitational

The 3rd annual Monster Energy Jossi Wells Invitational Big Air is sure to be a highlight of the 2018 winter season.

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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.

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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Remarkables Ski Field chairlift

A beginner’s guide to skiing Queenstown

With not one but four world-class ski fields at its door, Queenstown is a winter paradise. Here is everything a novice needs to know, from where to get your gear to how to access the slopes.

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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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What NOT to pack on your Queenstown ski holiday

Put your pyjamas back in the drawer and that book back on the shelf. Here’s what you won’t need when you visit New Zealand’s adventure capital.

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