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Discover Queenstown

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
Aoraki / Mt Cook
Drive time: 3 hours 50 minutes
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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

19-25 Apr

Akarua Arrowtown Autumn Festival

A festival that runs over 5 days and includes activities and events for all.

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.

Routeburn Falls Hut Day Walk

If you only have a few hours instead of three days you can still experience one of New Zealand’s great walks, beech forest and stunning mountain views, by hiking in to the Routeburn Falls Hut return.

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Day walks Bobs Cove, Queenstown

Five Great Day Walks in Queenstown with Lake Views

If glistening lake views are your thing, it’s worth the effort of a hike to see the curve of the shores carved by millennia of glacial movement from a lakeside trail. Choose from one of these five great day...

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Rope Swings of Queenstown

A rope swing is a sure sign of a swimming hole or picnic spot that’s popular with families and kids. There are loads of rope swings hidden along lakeside walks and trails, here's the insiders guide on where to find...

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