There is an official boil water notice for some areas of Queenstown. For specific locations and up to date advice check the QLDC website below.

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Planning your trip to Queenstown

Dreaming of your next holiday is always exciting. To make the experience even more delightful, we've gathered here some useful information to make your trip unforgettable - including how to get to Queenstown, what to do when you arrive as well as information on eventsseasons and itineraries to inspire you.

Queenstown is located in the southern lakes region of the South Island of New Zealand. Surrounded by dramatic mountains and crystal clear Lake Whakatipu, Queenstown is renowned for its spectacular scenery, four distinct seasons and world class activities and attractions

Once you’re in Queenstown there are so many things to do, it pays to plan and book in advance. We've compiled lots of information about getting around in Queenstown, weather and climate, maps and visitor guides, itinerary ideas, our surrounding regions and our tips for planning and packing.

Start planning your Queenstown trip today and have fun!

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Upcoming Events

11 Dec
events Art, Culture & Theatre 11 Dec 2023

Aaron Scythe: Wavering Lines (2023)

Cultures merge and melt together in the sensual organic ceramics of Aaron Scythe. A devotee of...

11 Dec
events Art, Culture & Theatre 11 Dec 2023

Joanna Braithwaite: In Dog Years (2023)

Joanna Braithwaite's art is constantly enjoyable, and accompanied by wry humour. By concentrating on...

11 Dec
events Music 11 Dec 2023

Oliveye LIVE

New to the Queenstown music scene, this solo acoustic artist from Canada has flowing instrumentals...

11 Dec
events Art, Culture & Theatre 11 Dec 2023

Paint and Sip Event - Summer in NZ

The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a...

11 Dec
events Art, Culture & Theatre 11 Dec 2023

Summer in the South | Raumati ki Tonga

Te Atamira's inaugural summer group exhibition is a riot of colour and texture evoking the yarns,...