New Zealand is at COVID-19 Alert Level 1. Our international border is closed, but Queenstown is open and welcoming domestic travellers. We look forward to seeing you here soon.

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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 Wakatipu, Queenstown is renowned for its spectacular scenery, four distinct seasons and world class activities and attractions

It's easy to get here with daily direct flights from around New Zealand and Australia and great road connections to major New Zealand highways. 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!

COVID-19 Update: New Zealand has temporary border measures in place which permit only New Zealand residents and citizens to enter the country. We look forward to welcoming you back when border restrictions lift. For up to date information regarding border measures in New Zealand, please visit the Government Website here.


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Upcoming Events

09 Jul
events Food and Wine 09 Jul 2020

Pop Up Quartz Reef Cellar Door at The Rees Hotel, Queenstown

Pop Up Cellar Door at The Rees Hotel, Queenstown with Quartz Reef Wines!

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09 Jul
events Other 09 Jul 2020

The Pig's Pool Comp

The Pig's Pool Comp

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09 Jul
events Music 09 Jul 2020

Totem LIVE

Tonight's Live Music from 6.30pm is TOTEM

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10 Jul
events Music 10 Jul 2020

Arun O'Connor LIVE

Tonight's Live Music from 6.30pm is ARUN O'CONNOR

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11 Jul
events Music 11 Jul 2020

Arun O'Connor LIVE

Tonight's Live Music from 8.30pm is ARUN O'CONNOR

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