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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.

Why ski Queenstown this winter?

Don’t take our word for it, let real travellers show you. 

Four ski fields, epic mountain setting and vibrant après ski are just a few reasons why we call Queenstown SkiTown.

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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

22-25 Jun

Queenstown Winter Festival

WINTER STARTS HERE and we’re proud of it! It's a four day extravaganza and celebrates the start of winter like only Queenstown can.

24 Jun

Opening of Night Skiing

Head to Coronet Peak for the opening night of Night Skiing for the 2017 season!

25 Aug

Audi quattro Winter Games NZ 2017

Free to watch, this is your chance to see winter sports stars compete for glory in one of the world’s top winter sports events.

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.

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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.

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Adrenaline Kick: Test Your Limits in Queenstown

Gather up your courage and discover why Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world. Thrills and spills, crags and canyons, we have the intense thrills you're after.

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Dreaming of blue skies and fun activities #queenstown #luge #southisland

Drinks with friends on Steamer Wharf Queenstown

A Queenstown Food Adventure

Discover Queenstown’s world famous food and wine, and go on a food adventure with some of these delicious ideas.

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Surround yourself with people who see physical activity as a fun way to explore the world and add enjoyment to life. ‍️Too many people see exercise as a chore that has to be done so they can eat more crap... Yesterday was rad, we saw some incredible countryside and tackled some mammoth hills . I might not be in a training block at the moment but I'm still loving being active and getting that sweaty, happy endorphin high from overcoming obstacles and pushing myself. All the more fun having @special_ed_11 around to share it with. #babesridebikes #tri365 #cyclingshots #im703wa #triathlon #triathlete #triathlontraining #cycling #trigirlz #trilife #swimbikerun #venusbikes #bikegirls #pumpnpedals #pnpservice #garminau #specializedwmn #wymtm #virbadventures #allergictoaverage #fromwhereiride #mtbgirls #cyclingnewzealand #fatadaptedathlete #queenstowntrail #nzcycling #mtb

Snowboarders at The Remarkables, Kiwi Discovery

Winter in Queenstown

June - September. Winter in Queenstown is a snow lover’s paradise. International skiers and snowboarders flock to enjoy snow-capped mountains, crisp blue-sky days, unrivalled après ski and electrifying events.

Finally got around to dealing with my holiday pictures from NZ on my camera.... spent this rainy Sunday re-living an awesome time and planning our next snowboard adventure #queenstown #newzealand #snowboarding #snowboardholiday #theremarkables #adventure #love #kisses