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

15 Feb

Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon & Trail Runs

The 2020 Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon & Trail Runs will be held on the 15th of February - Experience the challenging and diverse terrain of Ben Lomond Station near Queenstown.

27 Feb
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  • 27 Feb 2020

New Zealand Open presented by Sky Sport

The New Zealand Open is the premier men's golf tournament in New Zealand and 2020 marks the 101st edition of this iconic kiwi event.

29 May
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  • 29 May 2020


Immerse yourself in illuminated art in and around the Queenstown Gardens this Queen's Birthday Weekend (May 29th - June 1st 2020).

18 Jun
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  • 18 Jun 2020

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 2020

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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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.

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

Summer Events Guide

Queenstown is a hive of activity in summer. With an array of outdoor concerts, summer markets and exciting sporting events, Queenstown is the place to be this summer! Here's what's on, so book your accommodation and get planning.

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Views of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown

Queenstown's Most Instagrammable Locations

Queenstown is one of those places that will inspire even the most inexperienced photographer to become an Instagram addict for the week.

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Queenstown town centre by night

Things to do in Queenstown after dark

The fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down in Queenstown! Here’s some inspiration for how to make the most of Queenstown after dark.

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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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