Nau mai, Haere mai. Welcome to Queenstown.

Nestled amidst New Zealand's spectacular alpine landscapes, Queenstown offers more than just a getaway.

Venture further, immerse yourself in nature and connect with the land and community. Queenstown invites you to slow down, experience more and become a temporary local.

In Queenstown, it's not just about the present, it’s about the future too. Learn more about Queenstown’s regenerative future and 2030 carbon zero ambition here.

Welcome to our backyard. Let's keep it special.

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Explore the Best Time to Visit Queenstown


March - May


June - August


September - November


December - February

What's On in Queenstown

22 May
events Volunteer 22 May 2024

QMTBC Wednesday Night Digs

Grab your bike and join the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club each week for their Wednesday Night Digs!...

30 May
events Art, Culture & Theatre 30 May 2024

LUMA - Southern Light Project

Switch on your winter with LUMA24. Once again we’re taking over the Queenstown Gardens over King’s...

07 Jun
events Art, Culture & Theatre 07 Jun 2024

Wao Film Festival 2024 - Queenstown

WAO FILM FESTIVAL EXPANDS TO QUEENSTOWN! Wao is bringing some of the best films from the Wao Film...

27 Jun
events Art, Culture & Theatre 27 Jun 2024

NZ Mountain Film Festival

If you love adventure, the NZ Mountain Film Festival is for you. Our films will inspire and...

28 Jun
events Music 28 Jun 2024

Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai

Matariki Arrowtown Kā-Muriwai returns on Friday 28th June 2024 With a refreshed name and committee...

22 Aug
events Other 22 Aug 2024

Winter Pride 2024

Winter Pride: the largest winter rainbow festival in the southern hemisphere celebrating love,...


Travel to a Thriving Future

In Queenstown, everyone wants to keep this place special.

 Queenstown Lakes is aiming to be a carbon zero visitor economy by 2030. The Queenstown Lakes regenerative tourism plan is centered around people and place, and sets out to ensure that everyone can enjoy this place for years to come. We would love for you to join the mission, get involved, and use the stories to inspire other destinations. You can learn more here.



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