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One of DQ’s core functions is to promote Queenstown directly to consumers to drive visitation during each of our seasons. We deliver high impact campaigns and maintain ‘always on’ activity that aims to keep Queenstown top of mind for travellers throughout the year.

Find out more about some of our previous and current campaigns here, and keep an eye out for Special Remarks updates on up-coming activity to leverage

Winter Campaign 2021

Destination Queenstown is launching the 'Home of Winter Adventure' campaign on Sunday 23 May. This campaign has been designed in two pulses to attract Australian and New Zealand visitors to our region both in early winter and then again in the post-holiday, late winter/early spring period. 

The ‘Home of Winter Adventure’ campaign focusses on two key target segments for the winter season – Winter Holiday Lovers and Ski Enthusiasts. DQ has created a full suite of tailored assets and content to showcase the variety of winter experiences and adventures relevant to each segment.

To drive immediate and short-term demand, the campaign is split into two pulses of activity. The first is to encourage immediate demand and bookings and will run from 23 May - 21 June. The second is to promote late winter and spring ski and will run from 2 - 31 August.

The Winter Campaign Toolkit including campaign approach, objectives, key messages, campaign schedule and creative can be downloaded below.

How to get involved

To take full advantage of the campaign, please ensure your listings are up-to-date. Any special offers or travel packages valid for the second pulse of winter campaign (2 - 31 August 2021) should be loaded on the DQ website no later than Friday 23 July .

Click here for more information on how to optimise your listings and load special offers.

Any questions on campaign assets or messages, please email

Home of Adventure campaign - Australia launch

The Home of Adventure brand campaign was live in Australia from 19 April - 16 May, across both social and digital platforms, with the objective of launching the new brand platform and driving awareness and preference for Queenstown as QFT (Quarantine Free Travel) was opened between Australia and New Zealand. 

Campaign results were strong with impressive reach, engagement and clicks. 

  • Digital & Social Impressions: 11M
  • Combined Video Views >15sec: 1.35M
  • Clicks: 26,691 

Autumn campaign 2021

Over March and April, Destination Queenstown (DQ) ran a high impact domestic autumn campaign to generate immediate demand and drive domestic visitation over the autumn months.
The ‘Home of Autumn Adventure’ campaign was designed to position Queenstown as a desirable destination to visit in autumn and focused on two key target segments: Food & Drink and Active Relaxation & Wellness. Each segment had a full suite of tailored assets showcasing the variety of autumn experiences and activities.
The Home of Autumn Adventure proposition headlined the campaign, and underneath this ran two individual ‘full funnel’ campaigns for both Food & Drink and Active Relaxation & Wellness. These incorporated biking, hiking, and relaxation experiences.
Each segment was accompanied by video creative and in-depth content to attract Kiwis to the official website and drive them down the funnel to conversion. This was via a comprehensive retargeting strategy including member listings, deals and travel packages.
The media schedule saw Queenstown autumn campaign activity run across a wide range of channels nationally including:

  • TVNZ Video On Demand
  • Air New Zealand In-Flight Entertainment
  • Large format, high impact Auckland Out of Home (billboards)
  • Comprehensive online, digital & social schedule
  • Extensive media program including: an activation with Coast Radio Breakfast – Jase, Toni & Sam, Nadia: A Seasonal Journey, Capital Magazine Wellington, Dish Magazine, GOOD Magazine, Kia Ora magazine April issue
  • Travel Trade JV Campaign with Flight Centre for families

Autumn campaign results