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Welcome to 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.

Getting to Queenstown


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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
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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

1-4 Jun

LUMA Light Festival

LIGHTING UP QUEENSTOWN GARDENS FOR A VERY SPECIAL WEEKEND

21-24 Jun

Queenstown Winter Festival 2018

The Queenstown Winter Festival celebrates the start of winter like only Queenstown can.

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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.

5 winter walks with epic snow views

Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Queenstown has many beautiful walks with epic snow views you can enjoy during winter. Don your scarf, hat, gloves and jacket plus some sturdy walking shoes and choose from five of the best.

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Savour the tastes of Autumn with these top five dining spots

Discover MiNDFOOD's favourite Autumn dining spots in Queenstown.

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Be inspired by Queenstowners making a difference

Behind the bustling town and jaw-dropping views of Queenstown you’ll find a community of proud, hard-working people doing incredible things.

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Beautiful bike ride around Lake Hayes

Craft beer inspired by Queenstown

Meet Jay Sherwood the producer of Lake & Wood, a handcrafted beer using delicious ingredients taken from the surrounding landscape.

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A Pinot Noir expert's guide to Autumn in Queenstown

Meet Christopher Keys the Winemaker at Gibbston Valley Winery. Find out why Christopher is so passionate about Gibbston Valley and the wines that come from there.

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