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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 in Queenstown

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

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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Sightseeing the Remarkables. Hashtag # The Lord of the Rings #TLOTR #wow #nowords

Drinks with friends on Steamer Wharf Queenstown

A Queenstown Food Adventure

Discover Queenstown’s world famous food and wine, and go on a food adventure with some of these delicious ideas.

Misty mountain hop

Rafting on Shotover River

How to have fun on a rainy day

From canyoning, to bowling, to chilling out with new friends, Queenstown has fun activities for all weather conditions. Discover a few ideas to keep you smiling through a rainy day.

Chill spot for dinner. Queenstown has not provided us with many summer evenings! Photo credit: @nanikanter