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
Drive time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Drive time: 3 hours 40 minutes
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

31 May
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  • 31 May 2019


Lighting up Queenstown Gardens for a very special weekend.

31 May
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  • 31 May 2019

Michael Hill International Violin Competition

The “Michael Hill” is recognised as one of the most sought-after international violin prizes and the careers of future musical legends are launched when they go head to head for a prize package worth over $100,000.

20 Jun
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  • 20 Jun 2019

Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival 2019

Launching New Zealand’s snow and ski season in style, the Real Journeys Queenstown Winter Festival is as fresh as the season’s first powder!


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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 reasons to visit Queenstown this winter

There's always a perfect reason to visit Queenstown, but for snow buffs, here are five reasons why you should visit in winter 2019.

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Night Ski at Coronet Peak

5 reasons why Night Ski is one of Queenstown's Bucket List activities

Amazing DJs, outdoor fires, fresh tracks, cold beer and hot pizza under the stars… it doesn’t get much more ultimate than spending a winter’s evening Night Skiing. Here are 5 reasons why Coronet Peak Night Ski must be added to...

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Queenstown's Ski Resorts 101

With four commercial ski resorts to chose from - Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Cardrona Alpine Resort and Treble Cone, Queenstown has something to offer skiers at all levels of experience.

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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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A bunch of ways to tour Queenstown wineries

Hop on a shuttle, bike around the vines, or go on a guided wine tour – there’s all sorts of ways to taste the terroir, and plenty more to eat, see and do along the way.

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