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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.

Discover real travellers' experiences, save your favourites and start creating YourTown.

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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

20-23 Oct

Queenstown JazzFest 2017

40th Queenstown Jazz Festival. Celebrating The Past & Looking To The Future! Queenstown JazzFest 20th - 23rd October 2017

7 Jan

Arts and Crafts Market

Queenstown's Arts & Craft Market set in the beautiful backdrop of Lake Wakatipu. Find us Every Saturday at Earnslaw Park.

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.

2 Sep

Gay Ski Week QT Opening Party

Join us for a relaxed evening to catch up with friends old and new. The World Bar is a great venue for the Opening Party of Gay Ski Week QT 2017

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.

Audi Quattro Winter Games 2017 - one month to go!

The Audi quattro Winter Games return to New Zealand’s Southern Alps in spring 2017! Running for 16 days from late August to mid-September, this prestigious – and amazing to watch - international winter sports event attracts leading athletes from around...

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Night Ski at Coronet Peak

Ride two mountains in one day, just another Queenstown winter holiday

Your winter holidays are precious and for avid skiers and snowboarders maximizing hours up the mountains can be just as important as having a great time with friends and family. For those wanting to make the most of one day here...

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How to get ski fit for your Queenstown winter holiday

Planning a ski trip with your mates? Check out these tips on what parts of the body to focus on to make sure you’re ski fit.

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