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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.

Getting Here


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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

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.

22-25 Jun
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  • 22-25 June 2017

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.

2-5 Jun

LUMA Southern Light Project

LUMA Southern Light Project is a free public event, showcasing a curated collection of stunning light sculptures and installations

20-25 Apr

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

The Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival is aimed at our local & wider community to bring people together to enjoy a variety of fun events.

9-12 Mar

ISPS Handa New Zealand Open

The ISPS Handa New Zealand Open, held in Queenstown New Zealand is an iconic event on the New Zealand sporting calendar.

Stories

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Paragliding coronet peak Queenstown adventure

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.

Bennet's Bluff sunset roadtrip

Road Tripping

Have you got yourself some wheels and want to take them for a spin around Queenstown? Great! There’s a destination filled with things to do in every direction.

A J Hackett Kawarau Bungy

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.

Couple arriving in Queenstown

Planning & Packing

Useful tips and essential information, so can plan a fun and safe holiday in Queenstown. Learn about the weather, currency, visa, emergency services, camping and driving in New Zealand.

Sunset over the Frankton Arm Queenstown

Get Beneath Queenstown's Skin on a Rainy Day

Discover activities for a rainy day in Queenstown. From day trips to Milford Sound, to exploring local culture and heritage, we have you covered.

Sunrise panorama over Queenstown

Explore Like a Local in Queenstown

Sometimes you want to experience the hidden gems of a place that only locals know about, here we list some spots that are popular with the locals. 

The Remarkables Market Queenstown

Explore Queenstown's Local Artists and Produce

Queenstown is home to many local makers, from organic markets to wines straight from the cellar door, discover the real Queenstown here.