Getting to Queenstown

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Milford Sound
Drive time: 5 hours 55 minutes
Te Anau
Drive time: 2 hours 45 minutes
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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

17 Oct
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  • 17 Oct 2019

2019 Arrowtown Spring Arts Festival

Arrowtown Creative Arts Society presents the 2019 Spring Arts festival. Arrowtown Blooms into Spring with Creativity and Events from October till mid-November with a variety of events, creative workshops, films, talks, and an art exhibition. Watch Buckingham Street "Grow" with Spring floral displays to coincide with the launch of the 2019 ACAS Spring Arts Festival program. The program can be downloaded at and bookings at

16 Nov

Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon 2019

Welcome to the World's Most Beautiful Marathon! Choose between 42km, 21km, 10km or 3km Kids Run.

17 Nov

The Story of Lost Cargo featuring The Black Seeds

Join Cargo Brewery to celebrate and try the launch of their new beers, whilst watching The Black Seeds perform!

31 Dec

New Year's Eve 2020

Where better to celebrate and bring in the New Year than one of the most beautiful places on the planet?

18 Jan

Gibbston Valley Winery Summer Concert

5 massive headline acts including Billy Idol, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Anastacia, Creedence Clearwater Revisited and Smash Mouth (SOLD OUT).


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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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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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Best stargazing experiences in Queenstown this winter

Stargazing in New Zealand is a captivating experience and whether you’re an astronomy enthusiast or you’re just after the thrill of spotting a shooting star, Queenstown is a fantastic place for stargazing on a clear night.

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NZ Golf Open

Queenstown welcomes the 100th NZ Golf Open

Professionals, amateurs, past winners, celebrities and golfing heroes are gearing up to join the field in celebration of the 100th New Zealand Open Championship.

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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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