Be a Part of a History of Innovation

Innovation has long been at the heart of the Queenstown community. It evolved from a bustling gold rush hub in the 1860s to a premier global tourism destination. This transformation was fueled by innovators and adventurers whose spirit still permeates the town. Once sought for its riches beneath the earth, Queenstown is treasured for its natural beauty, attracting visitors from all over the world.

Its journey has progressed from gold mining to an adrenaline-pumping adventure capital to a future focused on technology, sustainability, and modernisation.

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Supporting Innovators of the Future

Queenstown Lakes is committed to becoming a carbon-zero visitor economy by 2030, and we're looking for innovators like you to help us achieve this ambitious goal. Joining Queenstown’s innovation sector is not just about being part of a high-powered community; it's about becoming part of a family that values and nurtures startups and creative ventures.

With a strong focus on tourism, technology, and sustainability, the region offers a unique ecosystem for innovation. Support is available in council initiatives, networking events, funding opportunities, and collaborative workspaces. Innovating in Queenstown means being part of a community that nurtures bold ideas and sustainable solutions, all set against a backdrop of inspiring natural beauty.


Are You Queenstown’s Next Innovator?

Discover all the essential information you need to get started right here.

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